Nutrition and Fitness Expert Adam Bornstein’s New Book Aims to End Restrictive Diets

The foreword is written by seven-time Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Nutrition and fitness expert and Editor-in-Chief of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s newsletter, Arnold’s Pump Club, Adam Bornstein wants to change the stereotypes around diet culture. In his new book, You Can’t Screw This Up, Bornstein presents a “guide to healthy eating and weight loss that reveals how the restrictive diets of the last 30 years…have left us more unhealthy.”

Featuring a subtitle, “Why Eating Takeout, Enjoying Dessert, and Taking the Stress Out of Dieting Leads to Weight Loss That Lasts,” Bornstein blasts constrictive diets and champions “a more flexible and judgment-free approach to eating.” The book hits stores on May 23, 2023.

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A Different Kind of Diet

The crux of You Can’t Screw This Up is how vital behavioral science is when it comes to lasting health, including weight loss. Simplifying diet and exercise plans that are flexible while remaining challenging are likely to achieve desired results. The stance is that no sustainable diet routine is black or white:

Diets fail because they…completely ignore behavioral change. Dwell in the grey zone.

Bornstein provides five tools for effective adherence to a diet:

  1. When to Eat — creating meal boundaries
  2. What to Eat — prioritizing protein and fiber
  3. Add a Plus-One — add a preferred carb or fat to the selected protein and fiber for a meal
  4. How to Eat — consume meals slower
  5. No Need to Overthink What You Eat

The book — published via William Morrow of HarperCollins — also features recipes for daily meals provided by Bornstein, as well as take-out and dine-in options at popular chain restaurants.


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More on Adam Bornstein 

Bornstein’s expertise stems from years advising the nutrition of household-name celebrities, including Arnold Schwarzenegger — who wrote the foreword for You Can’t Screw This UpLeBron James, Lindsey Vonn, Cindy Crawford, and Joe Manganiello. Additionally, Bornstein is the former Fitness and Nutrition editor for Men’s Health and Women’s Health.

Bornstein has previously authored or coauthored six books, including Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha, The Women’s Health Big Book of Abs, and The Men’s Health Big Book: Getting Abs.

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