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-- hear this next segment he was a mess on the health mission.
For two years AJ Jacobs -- you see there tried every diet and fitness -- Under the sun to help him lose weight and getting.
-- -- wrote all about his journey in his new book called drop dead healthy AJ Jacobs joins us now to tell us what worked what didn't and about how.
Maybe he's -- and success you look pretty healthy nicest -- I believe -- -- some -- pounds here so why did you start out on his journey to Begin with -- years.
Go I was in terrible shape so bios would let that tall skinny fat so I looked like a snake that it's -- ago going to be.
-- there's -- patriotic that all while that it had not managed breakfast but now.
But my wife said.
You know I don't want to be aware though in my forties you've got to shape up.
So I said OK if I'm gonna do this and -- go all -- ul tests everything out and see what works.
And that's you did in your book a drop dead healthy.
What are some of the nutty year.
Fitness or diet praises -- -- shot I tried some love bizarre ones -- is that -- is -- something called the cave -- -- work -- these people think that he's not going to the -- Because -- and goes down and so we we went down to Central Park five caveman and me and really took off her shoes inserts and tossed the boulders around and carried -- He took his shirts up that -- on the ball that's right god gave man yeah.
And apparently it worked as you -- the numbers he was a 172 pounds before doing all this drop down to 156.
And a half your waistline strong your body fat.
Went down dramatically we have some specific tips for what worked for you and what didn't and you say number one.
You learn you need to chew your food over and over again why that's all I know this wasn't surprising little -- but it can make a big difference.
Because we are a nation.
Under two hours.
It -- lowers the -- you to the slower you eat the less Huey till it's all about slowing yourself down and as Allison said earlier.
You also digest your food better so yes there's a movement on the Internet called chewed -- of them that share -- online.
But I didn't exhibit goes somebody schedule even -- -- even -- -- yeah why they are a little out of control they say we should be -- like a hundred times per -- -- takes -- Dana have to eat a sandwich all.
-- -- -- -- -- Think that you thought was very effective with self tracking what you -- like a food drive on something that's right studies show that the -- -- just keep track of your own numbers in the healthier you will be.
So writing down your food journal.
The Dominick do you that that you gallon -- outfit that.
-- this yeah.
-- -- Is that I look at -- thing.
Listening yet who got that the sitting and we sit all day long you say just stand up and that will -- every -- -- -- this you should stand up walk around the little I mean I took movement of the new team that's sitting is I think in the blades as bad as the Paula dean don't know who is taken on a I thought I can't get here -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Finally CD stress in my my cohost Dave knew this Anthony -- he was looking to do and that.
Right well there are a lot of great techniques one I went to -- laughter club.
Which is have you ever heard of this -- you gather in a room with a bunch of other people and then he -- -- for now it's a very bizarre.
I don't think I'm gonna do it again.
But I did feel better afterwards but highlighted just like funny movie that -- -- -- -- -- tips what to do but what not to do there's one thing you -- does not work.
I would say avoid collide -- and Jews fast -- -- like that on either end.
And there's no science behind them they don't read -- I -- have to change -- morning we can -- Thank goodness look is great it's called drop dead healthy it's really funny and entertaining thanks so much for sharing with us as it.
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