You Can’t Screw This Up: Why Eating Takeout, Enjoying Dessert, and Taking the Stress out of Dieting Leads to Weight Loss That Lasts (Hardcover)

You Can’t Screw This Up: Why Eating Takeout, Enjoying Dessert, and Taking the Stress out of Dieting Leads to Weight Loss That Lasts By Adam Bornstein, Arnold Schwarzenegger (Foreword by) Cover Image
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What if the healthiest diet included the foods that were enjoyable and respectful of our stressful, overbooked lives? You couldn’t screw it up! Here’s a can’t-miss plan that will build unbreakable habits by incorporating mindset changes, easy restaurant options, and more from “the perfect person to blaze a better path” (Arnold Schwarzenegger).

The diet industry is great at making you follow more diets, not making you leave dieting behind. You don't need another restrictive, unrealistic plan; you need tools that help you enjoy what you eat (including takeout!) and be healthier at the same time.

Adam Bornstein is a bestselling author, and has consulted health icons including Arnold Schwarzenegger, LeBron James, Cindy Crawford, and Lindsey Vonn. He’s one of the most trusted voices in health because of his ability to get results without gimmicks, supplements, or suffering. 

In this easy-to-follow book, Bornstein shows how upgrading your health and losing weight for good requires you to turn your back on the typical dieting culture by following successful habits and frameworks not typically seen in nutrition and fitness. It includes

  • A 6-week plan that allows you to eat the foods you prefer without counting calories or stressing macros. 
  • Take-out options from the top fifty most visited restaurants in America (so you can eat anywhere guilt-free)
  • Thirty satisfying, nutritious recipes for all meals, including cinnamon-raisin French toast sticks, nachos, and sweet potato mac & cheese with bacon
  • Quick and easy meals, and effective workouts that can be done in as little as 15 minutes.

Once you learn a better way to build healthy habits, you can leave behind the shame and guilt of most plans and make the healthy lifestyle changes you’ve been chasing.

About the Author

Adam Bornstein is a New York Times bestselling author an award-winning writer and editor. For the past 20 years, Bornstein has been “the trusted voice in health” as the Fitness and Nutrition editor for Men’s Health and Women’s Health, Editorial Director at, and a columnist for SHAPE, Men’s Fitness, and Muscle & Fitness. He’s authored or coauthored six books, including Man 2.0 Engineering the AlphaThe Women’s Health Big Book of Abs, The Men’s Health Big Book: Getting Abs. 

Bornstein is a nutrition advisor for LeBron James, Cindy Crawford, Lindsey Vonn, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He’s also the founder of Born Fitness and Pen Name Consulting, co-founder of The Pump, the former Chief Nutrition Officer at Ladder, and the Vice President of Nutrition for FitOn, the largest fitness app in the world. His work has been featured in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Fast CompanyESPN, and GQ, and he’s appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, E! News, and The Cheddar. He lives in Denver with his wife and two sons.

Praise For…

“In addition to being one of the smartest people in nutrition I’ve met, Adam Bornstein is the perfect person to blaze a better path that provides a more direct, realistic, and effective way to improve your health and mindset and achieve your goals. Consider this your guide to turning that dream into a reality. If you embrace the lessons of You Can’t Screw This Up, you’ll build a more positive mindset and develop healthier habits. And that is the most powerful combination in the world.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger

“When it comes to modern fitness authority, all roads lead to Adam Bornstein.” — Joe Manganiello

“Most diets are bad for your mental health. Adam's approach will make you happier and healthier without sacrificing all the foods you love.” — Cindy Crawford

“It’s rare to find someone who makes you believe you can finally eat healthier without all the usual rules and frustrations. Adam is that guy.” — Mike Mancias, NBA athletic trainer, Los Angeles Lakers

“Adam is uniquely talented at seeing what the rest of us were staring at but somehow missed. You Can’t Screw This Up delivers an easy-to-read guide for getting a grip on your relationship with food. It’s a wonderful blend of science, experience, and practicality layered on top of his beloved writing style.” — Dr. Andy Galpin, professor and scientist of human performance

“Healthy living can feel like a game where you always lose. This book shows you how to win.” — Michael Easter, author of The Comfort Crisis

“The only thing better than Adam’s ability to simplify nutrition and psychology into a practical plan is his sincere heart-and-soul desire to make sure you succeed once and for all.” — Jen Widerstrom, former trainer on The Biggest Loser

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063230576
ISBN-10: 0063230577
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English