SLIM–it’s the state everyone wishes their body was in. And it turns out there’s actually a state of slim: Colorado, the place that boasts the lowest obesity rate in America. Now leading weight-loss researchers James O. Hill, PhD, and Holly R. Wyatt, MD, reveal how slender Coloradans get and stay that way and show how you can achieve the same results–even if you live in Connecticut, California, or Canada! If you doubt you will ever reach your ideal weight, help and hope are here. State of Slim is broken down into three phases to help you reignite, rebuild, and reinforce your body’s fat-burning engines so you develop a Mile-High Metabolism–one that is keenly responsive to shifts in activity and diet. In the reignite and rebuild phases, you’ll learn the diet and exercise strategies that will help you drop up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks. In the reinforce phase, you’ll continue to lose weight and solidify your new lifestyle. Along the way, you’ll discover how to make changes in your environment and your mind-set so they support, rather than thwart, your success. With State of Slim as your guide, you won’t just lose weight, you’ll actually change your body so it is primed to stay in a state of slim for good.