This is a 'how to' lifestyle book like no other you have ever read. The reason is because from the outset it was written not by a well known medical professional but rather by a regular person, just like yourself. Jim Thorn, an internationally renowned award winning journalist and writer takes you on a journey of understanding just how your body works and why it doesn't always act as you would like it to. The reasons we, for instance put on weight are well documented though rarely presented in a fashion that is easy to understand and implement in everyday life. Jim discovered this in the 1980s and applied what he learnt then to change his life forever. Now in his sixties he is as fit as he was in his twenties and despite living life to its fullest is trim, fit and healthy. When you understand what food groups are your enemies and which are your allies then it is easy to begin to reduce weight and keep it off forever. Why exercise, what great things can it do for you and how you can reverse the ageing process through sensible moderate exercise and an understanding of which foods are your allies. A positive attitude and a simple problem solving mechanism will change your life. In short, a new you, fit, trim and with a positive outlook on life. This is indeed your personal survival guide for the 21st Century.