Author Describes Biological Cause of Diet Failure, Offers Program to End Yo-Yo Cycle

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Jean Antonello, RN, BSN, releases fourth book, ‘The Great Big Diet Lie,’ about physical reasons for diet rebound, how to keep weight off for good.

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In her newly released book, “The Great Big Diet Lie: Why Diets Backfire and How to Eat Enough to Lose Weight for Good” (published by Heartland Book Company), obesity and eating disorders specialist Jean Antonello, RN, BSN, argues against the belief that eat-less exercise-more dieting leads to lasting weight loss. According to research this is false 95% of the time, she says.

In an effort to solve her own 17-year yo-yo diet history, Antonello sought answers in the Theory of Adaptation – a scientific concept at the core of her education at the University of Minnesota. When she applied the adaptation principles to her dieting experience she saw dieting from a new perspective – as a physical threat to her survival.

Ultimately, Antonello discovered that dieting was actually causing her weight to rebound because her body adapted to her food-restricted diets by storing survival fat. Armed with these new insights, Antonello began to cooperate with her body instead of battling it by dieting, and finally lost weight for good.

When Antonello discovered why she couldn’t stay slim after dieting, she realized that all dieters are trapped as she had been. Her research reveals traditional dieting as basically flawed – that restricted eating itself violates the body’s survival needs and sets dieters up to fail. Knowing countless other dieters have tried and failed at permanent weight loss, Antonello releases her fourth book on the subject, “The Great Big Diet Lie,” to share the principles of recovery with struggling dieters everywhere.

“The Great Big Diet Lie”
By Jean Antonello, RN, BSN
Softcover | 5.83 x 8.26in | 232 pages | ISBN 9780962535141
E-Book | 232 pages | ISBN 9780962535161
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jean Antonello, RN, BSN, has been teaching people how to stop dieting and learn to eat for lasting weight loss for over 30 years. Individuals all over the country have applied her program successfully, recovering from weight problems, disturbed eating patterns and eating disorders. Antonello also wrote “How to Become Naturally Thin by Eating More,” “Breaking Out of Food Jail” and “Naturally Thin Kids.” More information is available at

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