Tuesday, November 01, 2005

[Link] The Hacker Diet

The Hacker's Diet®

How to lose weight and hair through stress and poor nutrition

By John Walker

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Hacker's Diet is a book written by John Walker, founder of Autodesk. It is a diet book, despite John Walker having nothing to do with medicine or nutrition in his professional life. As he writes, it "is a diet book by somebody who spent most of his life fat."

Walker describes the diet as approaching weight loss "as an engineering problem," and claims that his approach enabled him to reduce his weight from 215 pounds to 145 pounds in a year, and keep it stable afterwards.

The diet is a fairly straightforward calorie counting approach, combined with exercises derived from the Royal Canadian Air Force 5BX exercise program.

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