This is no panacea for the overweight individual who (a) wants to bolster his alibi for being fat or (b) wants to lose quickly and then go back to his old eating habits. The text boils down to the bald fact; you're overweight because you over-eat and only permanent correction of wrong eating habits can regain and retain proper weight. With considerable emphasis and occasional repetition, Dr. George explodes most of the theories of overweight (inheritance, glands, etc.), and insists that the only answer is to eat less but in proper balance. There is considerable space given to physiological and chemical facts regarding food intake and what happens. There is analysis of caloric needs- charts of proper weight (differing considerably from the old style charts) -- a few basic rules of proper eating- minimum requirements- and then page after page of basic diet suggestions, menus, charts of caloric content, etc. An appendix contains a few exercises not for reduction but for posture and muscle tone.