Is it my fault if my
diet didn't work?
No! Your body is set up
to make it nearly impossible to keep
weight off.
If I don't diet,
won't I gain a
lot of weight?
No! Your body will
work hard to keep
you in your set
weight range.
What are smart
They are 12
strategies that
help you regulate
your eating easily,
without having to
use willpower.
Do I have less willpower
than everyone else?
No! When it comes to food,
nobody has enough. Willpower
is not the secret to weight loss.
What is a
goal weight?
Your leanest livable
weight, which is
the weight at the
low end of your
set range. It's
healthy and
easy to
Can I be healthy
if I don't lose
Yes! Regardless of
your weight,
exercise will make
you healthier.
Secrets from the Eating Lab
  • Why Should I Never Diet Again?

    Because diets don’t work. And you don’t need them to work, because you can be happy and healthy without dieting. Instead, we offer 12 smart regulation strategies that help you reach and maintain your leanest livable weight – the weight at the low end of your set range. These scientifically tested strategies work because they don’t fight biology or rely on willpower. They don’t require agonizing self-denial or a single-minded focus on your weight, so you can make these simple changes and then get on with the important things in life.

  • Who is this Book for?

    This book is for anyone who has ever lost weight and regained it.

    This book is for anyone who has ever beat themselves up about not having enough willpower.

    And this book is for people who eat, because it provides simple, sensible strategies for healthy eating.

If you've ever dieted or planned to diet, do yourself a huge favor and read this book instead.

Kate Christensen, author of Blue Plate Special and winner of the PEN/Faulkner award

Secrets from the Eating Lab is an absolute must-read for anyone who has ever been on a diet or for any person worried about their weight or appearance.

Michelle Martinez, New York Journal of Books

In her clever book, Mann provides key insights and practical lessons that will make you think about—and then change—the way you eat.

Brian Wansink, PhD, bestselling author of Mindless Eating and Slim by Design

Dr. Mann’s innovative research reveals a better, more effective path to sustainable weight loss.

Jonathan Bailor, New York Times bestselling author of The Calorie Myth

Dr. Mann infuses a great sense of humor into her statistics. She makes sense and offers some comfort to all those whose self-esteems have been damaged by fat shaming and discrimination. Five stars.

Frances Thomas,

Very informative, very even-handed, and steeped in actual science instead of opinion.

Susie Rodarme, Book Riot: "The Best Books We Read in May"