Thinner This Year Reviews

The Wall Street Journal - January 7

"For this book, Mr. Crowley, a former litigator and fitness buff who confesses he still had a few pounds to lose himself, teamed up with Dr. Sacheck, a nutrition expert, to delve into the science of nutrition and its role, along with exercise, in weight loss. The two add their voices to the general alarm about the obesity epidemic and its culprit, 'the fast food, dead animals and processed junk' which they label 'a mount of slop and despair.' The book is aimed at 40- to 60-somethings who the authors see slipping into a sedentary lifestyle and an extra 20 or 30 pounds."

"The meat of 'Thinner This Year' is in its chapters about components of a healthy diet and the fast food, processed products and other 'dead foods' that cause weight gain. There are helpful primers on the role of different fats, the importance of protein and how excess weight plays into harmful inflammation in the body, which is linked to heart disease and other chronic conditions. The book is also chock-full of easy recipes, meal plans and exercise diagrams. The prescriptions are tough - vigorous exercise six days a week - but they provide useful tips on the balance of exercise between aerobics and strength training, and the importance of interval training to avoid burnout and build endurance."

Health on Today - January 18

  • a great combo of diet and exercise, with an easy to understand format.
  • clear, concise, well balanced nutriitous diet plan. Realistic exercise.
  • the combo of authors - nutrition scientist and witty writer makes this an easy to read voume with loads of timely science based information. Helps each reader create their own story for weight loss.

Sun News Miami - February 5

"They have written an excellent book, which I highly recommend to anyone who wants to stay fit as they get older."

Marlene Royle, Rowing Coach and contributing writer for Rowing Magazine - September 19, 2014

"Thinner This Year is essential reading for the rowing athletes that I design training programs for. Most of my masters athletes are between the ages of 50 and 75 so we pay close attention to balancing health, lifestyle, happiness, and learning to train properly as part of a holistic approach to improving performance and aging well. Thinner This Year does a great job of explaining the how's and why's of good nutrition with easy to follow principles, but more importantly, like no other book, it takes the exercise component beyond just burning calories and educates the reader in how it affects metabolism, functions of the body, and the critical role it plays in overall health. Though complex, this information is presented in a way that is very understandable and inspiring to the reader. My athletes tell me that "Thinner" changed their life and they have embraced both the spirit and the information of the book to make real progress in their weight loss and training. I thank you both for this priceless book; it is a real positive force."