If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Just a little closer to the beach.
Tell us about your family?
My wife Amy makes books (bookbinding) in several styles, when she has a little free time. My older daughters are studying biology at BYU. My high school girls like creating art and useful crafts, chemistry, and animals. My younger kids love learning and trying new things.
How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?
I prefer using my laptop at the kitchen table, although much of my writing is done in my head while I am driving.
How much sleep do you need to be your best?
I need 8 hours of sleep, but rarely get it.
Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support?
My patient wife, for enduring the countless hours I’m at the computer researching and writing.
Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you?
To me, success is being able to help people with the things I have written.
Tell us about your new book? What’s it about and why did you write it?
My new book, The Diet Dropout’s Guide to Natural Weight Loss, is a practical summary of scientifically supported approaches to healthy living and weight loss. I wrote it as the conclusion of about 10 years of literature research that I conducted to sort through the endless diets and weight loss approaches to find those that are genuinely useful.
If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask?
Galileo, who spoke truth to popular culture.
When you are not writing, how do you like to relax?
When I’m not writing, it’s because I don’t have time. I’ll relax when I’m dead. OK, this probably isn’t the best lifestyle, but time is precious and I have so much to learn and right about.
Do you have any tips on how writers can relax?
How often do you write? And when do you write?
I try to write a little every day before going to work or on my lunch break.
This book isn’t about the latest celebrity diet, wonder food, or miracle supplement. It’s about creating a personalized weight loss plan—your own easiest path to naturally thin. While you can lose weight with almost any diet, keeping the weight off is much more difficult, requiring permanent changes in eating and exercise habits. This book provides a science-based approach for making those changes in a way that works best for you, without wasting time, money, or effort.
Dr. Spencer explains why we gain weight and why the fat lost by dieting almost always comes back. He then presents an array of practical weight loss tools for controlling emotional eating, calming cravings, boosting metabolism, and improving nutrition and exercise. In the final chapter he has you create a natural weight loss plan based on your unique set of needs, abilities, and preferences. Simple recipes are provided for weight loss foods that reduce cravings and prolong satisfaction.
What this book offers is a solid approach to weight loss—self-directed, gradual, and lasting—in contrast to the quick but fleeting weight loss offered by most one-size-fits-all diet plans.
Genre – Non-fiction
Rating – G