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Death of the Diet:

A Sustainable, Habit-Focused Approach to Weight Loss


I started my career in health and fitness with my own personal weight loss story. As I finished my education and started my practice, I earnestly wanted to share what I learned from my experiences and education.  So I decided to start a blog and write a book.  Now that the book has been published for a number of years, I have come to a few conclusions:

  1. Every time I read through the book, I am encouraged to find that the principles and advice are just as relevant today as they were when it was first published.

  2. While the book is longer than most "diet" books, the layout allows you to jump to the areas that are most relevant to you. 

  3. I wish I could change the subtitle from "Eight Easy Habits" to "Eight Simple Habits", because that which is simple is not always easy.

What is Death of the Diet?

Death of the Diet is not your typical diet and fitness book; it’s a healthy lifestyle book. If you’ve had enough of the crash-diet rollercoaster, Death of the Diet will empower you to break the cycle of yo-yo dieting, get permanent fitness results and live the life you want…and deserve.

With over a dozen activities and assessments and hundreds of tips, Death of the Diet coaches you step-by-step through the process of first envisioning and then crafting a set of sustainable eating and physical activity habits that are tailored to your preferences and your real life – because you designed them.
Read more about the author’s weight loss and career change journey.


Praise for Death of the Diet

“A fresh perspective on making great nutrition a reality. This book is full of easy steps you can incorporate immediately to make a big impact on how you will look and feel for years to come.”
Amanda Carlson-Phillips, MS, RD, CSSD, VP of Nutrition & Research at Athletes’ Performance


“This is by far the most comprehensive book on losing weight I’ve read. If losing weight is about “just eating healthfully and exercising” why don’t we all do it? Because it’s hugely psychological. Death of the Diet helps tremendously because not only does it teach you what to do, but also how to implement it consistently – the missing key to long-term results.”
Adam Gilbert, Founder of


“Jason walks the walk and talks the talk. It is wonderful to get pearls of wisdom from someone who has ‘been there, done that’ in weight management and decided to make their career out of it by becoming a Registered Dietitian. Death of the Diet provides sound strategies for successful weight management – once and for all!”
Dr. Felicia Stoler, RD, DCN, FACSM, Author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes


“Delightful read using a proven approach to motivating behavior change. Machowsky understands that achieving long-term results is a process determined by the many decisions we face day-to-day. Death of the Diet is all about identifying the fork in the decision-tree and enabling you to choose the right branch using two key qualities for success: happiness and purpose. I highly recommend this book to health professionals and consumers alike.”
Marissa Beck, MS, RD, Director of Wellness at NextJump, Inc.


“Jason provides simple, realistic solutions for maintaining optimum health based on his experience, research and client feedback. Time and time again Death of the Diet offers examples of how exercise and nutrition work together to achieve and sustain desired results. Simply put, the book provides a comprehensive, logical approach to tackling a lifelong demon for so many people.”
Pete Draovitch, DPT, ATC, CSCS, Physical Therapist, Author of Complete Conditioning for Golf


“Death of the Diet is a quick read; full of inspirational advice for those who want to not only make changes to their daily eating habits and physical activities, but also adopt a healthy lifestyle for the long haul. Highly recommend for solid, real-life advice.”
Dr. Nancy Collins, PhD, RD, LD/N, Founder of

Let me know how the blog or book has impacted you!

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