The coauthor of the bestselling YOU: The Owner s Manual series recounts his own inspiring weight-loss journey Two-thirds of American adults are overweight, and Ted Spiker pear-shaped and 280 pounds at his heaviest knows their pain. But even after cowriting numerous health and fitness bestsellers, Spiker still couldn t lose weight. Then he discovered that the battle is equal parts biology and psychology. Once he mastered his mental attitude, Spiker lost eighty pounds and decided to compete in an Ironman. Sharing his newfound knowledge, Spiker tackles all the common problems of nutrition and exercise and the twelve truths that drive success. Whatever readers weight loss goals, Down Size will help them achieve a healthier, leaner, and better body."