Sometimes these Prevention books are good and sometimes it's just too much inf. This one is good. There's a little bit of everything - finding out how you eat, your body type, types of clothes to wear, how to exercise (gives examples with photos), and recipes. Most of it is common sense. In the introduction they say what I've been saying for years ... "As American women gain girth, fashion designers are giving us more space - with roomy, oversized clothing and elastic waistbands that accommodate spreading tummies. Such amenities could fool you into thinking you have lost weight, or are staying the same size, when you're really gaining girth." Not only are designers giving us more room but they're lowering the size numbers! No? When I go to vintage stores, the items I fit into are usually size 10, the size I wore in college about 20 years ago. Sometimes a 12. When I go to a department store, I have to start at size 6 then work my way down to maybe a 2. That's where I stop the insanity. Puh-leeze! I was a size 2 when I was a toddler! You can't tell me that I've lost so much weight in 20 years that I'm now reduced to single-digit clothing sizes when the number on the scale has remained somewhat the same. It's ludicrous. But that's what's happening. We're being lulled into a false sense of security and it's effecting our health.