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The Whole Body Reset: Your Weight-Loss Plan for a Flat Belly, Optimum Health & a Body You’ll Love—at Midlife and Beyond

Appearance Date: 10/29/2022

Gaining weight as you age is not inevitable. It’s avoidable and even reversible. In fact, research shows that you can help stop—and even reverse—age-related weight gain and muscle loss. And you can lose those excess pounds at any age with the science of protein timing! That’s the shockingly good news in The Whole Body Reset, the science-based, tested, and proven weight-management plan designed specifically for people at midlife and beyond.

This groundbreaking new plan, developed by AARP, explains the real reason we gain weight at midlife (and no, it turns out, our metabolism doesn’t slow down as we age), and lays out a simple and surprisingly satisfying and delicious plan for reversing that trend, including a diet and exercise program that will allow a 60-year-old body to respond as though it were decades younger! Tested by a panel of people aged 50+ and approved by an international board of doctors, nutritionists, and fitness experts, The Whole Body Reset will challenge and change conventional thinking about how we age. The reason we gain fat in midlife is because, beginning in our 30s, our bodies begin to develop a resistance to building muscle. As we lose muscle, we convert more of our food into fat. But through the scientifically proven method of “protein timing,” men and women of any age can overcome this issue, rebuild lost muscle, and turn back the clock—and the scale! You can even lose weight while eating at your favorite restaurants and fast-food chains or try one of more than 60 easy and amazing recipes anyone can whip up at home. No gimmicks, no restrictions, no superfoods, no fasting or time-outs. As Bill Hawkins, who tested the program, said: “I had done every diet known to man, and it’s always a struggle. I have a family, and most programs require foods that they’re just not going to eat.” On The Whole Body Reset, he eats with his family—even at restaurants. He sleeps better and sees his doctor less. And he lost 40 pounds—and kept it off.

Stephen Perrine and Heidi Skolnik’s visit to the Kentucky Book Festival is made possible with support from AARP Kentucky.

Meet the Author

Stephen Perrine & Heidi Skolnik

Stephen Perrine has been an author, editor, or publisher on more than two dozen New York Times bestsellers, including the Eat This, Not That! series. As Executive Editor for AARP the Magazine and the AARP Bulletin, he oversees health and wellness coverage reaching more than 38 million readers. He is coauthor, with Danica Patrick, of Pretty Intense, and cocreator of Better Man, a nationally syndicated health and wellness TV show for men. The former editor-in-chief of Best Life and editorial creative director of Men’s Health, he has appeared as a nutrition expert on Today, Good Morning America, and the 700 Club.

A nutritionist and exercise physiologist, Heidi Skolnik has appeared on national media including the Today show, Live! With Kelly and Michael, and the Food Network. She oversees Performance Nutrition at the School of American Ballet and The Julliard School and has been a part of the Women Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery for over twenty years. She previously served as team nutritionist for the New York Giants, New York Knicks, and New York Mets. She sits on the advisory board of the National Menopause Foundation and served on the board of the National Osteoporosis Foundation for ten years. She is the author of Grill Yourself Skinny and coauthor of Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance and The Reverse Diet.