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The Near Perfect Body (2nd Edition) by Roge Shorr

Learn from Roger Shorr the pathway to his Near Perfect Body. In the process, he leads you to better eating, fitness and health so you can achieve your own Near Perfect Body.


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Enjoy a front-row seat as Roger Shorr explains his remarkable transformation that changed his body that he hated to his Near Perfect Body that he loves and so much more.

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Enjoy a front-row seat as Roger Shorr explains his remarkable transformation that changed his body that he hated to his Near Perfect Body that he loves and so much more.

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Learn from Roger Shorr the pathway to his Near Perfect Body. In the process, he leads you to better eating, fitness and health so you can achieve your own Near Perfect Body.


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Use this daily journal to follow Roger Shorr's approach to eating and fitness, track your progress and ensure that you remain on the proven pathway to achieving your Near Perfect Body.

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The Keys to the Body and Life You Always Wanted

What might be possible if you could give up the desire for the "perfect" body and like Roger Shorr did, at age 68, obtain your Near Perfect Body?

In the process of losing 25 pounds and dramatically changing his body's appearance in just four months, he created a natural approach to healthy eating and fitness.

Using what he calls Hunger Jujutsu and Exercise Jujutsu, reaching the Tipping Point and avoiding the Willpower Trap, he has discovered an easy-to-follow pathway to achieve your Near Perfect Body.

'I Must Have It' Drives Journey to Near Perfect Body and More

One afternoon Roger Shorr, a retired financial planner enjoying life in Florida, prepared to drink his afternoon beer, something he did almost daily.

But on this day, he questioned the action. His decision not to drink that beer sparked an ongoing set of discoveries.

In time, he found what he came to call his Near Perfect Body, something he had given up on and something that he writes actually found him -- at the age of 68.

Yes, 68 years old!

With a heavy focus on nature and martial arts strategies, as well as basic psychological principles, he explains

the steps he took and the strategies he used to achieve his Near Perfect Body so you can, too.

Learn how the more he shed the idea of the "perfect" body, and reprogrammed himself to want his Near Perfect Body.

Join Roger as he explains his discoveries in The Near Perfect Life.

Then learn how to use his strategies and approach to become healthier, fitter and happier with The Near Perfect Body and The Near Perfect Body Journal .

If you must have it -- better health, greater fitness and more happiness, then Roger Shorr's books are what you need to finally have it.


'Never could I have realized'

Never could I have realized that my Near Perfect Body was only 4 1/2 months away. The journey taught me that simplicity, friendship, optimism and consistency are all that were necessary to get everything I wanted.

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Odds are you feel this way

The odds are pretty good that you probably feel as I have felt countless times as I tried different strategies to control and manage my weight, find methods to look better and become more fit.

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It will soon shine brilliantly

If you can find a way to identify and focus on what is the easiest of solutions rather than all of the other things competing for your attention, it will soon shine brilliantly like truth always does.

From The Near Perfect Body

Who is Roger Shorr?

Roger Shorr, a retired financial planner, wasn’t planning on finding a powerful new approach to greater health, fitness and happiness. It found him.

Without fasting or going hungry, and without pills or medical procedures, he inadvertently transformed himself, and in the process created what he dubbed his Near Perfect Body.

Using techniques he blended from his martial arts background and his knowledge of Sun Tzu, he developed natural, easy techniques anyone can follow, including Hunger Jujutsu, Exercise Jujutsu, avoiding the Willpower Trap, and the all-important Tipping Point.

He is a former Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional who contributed articles to websites for Forbes, Barrons and Investopedia, among others.

He also wrote a financial guide called “Seven Timeless Investment Mistakes and What Successful Investors Must Know.”

The Near Perfect Body is his first book, which he wrote in between rounds of golf, his fitness routine and time spent with friends in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he lives with his wife Jennifer and their dog, Daisy.

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The Near Perfect Body™️

and the pathway to yours

by Roger Shorr


Junk Food

Dealing With Junk

December 06, 20237 min read

I will define junk as anything we eat that does not do anything for us. The only thing that dessert, cookies, ice cream, candy, popcorn, etc., do for us, in my opinion, is make us feel good because it is “tasty”—fattening as hell, but “tasty.” So, I will now disqualify “feel good/it’s tasty” as doing something for us. It’s not doing anything for you in your quest for your Near Perfect Body. Besides, I just disqualified it.

Junk Food

If a piece of fish or poultry makes you feel good and/or you find it “tasty,” of course it is fine to eat. Stop messing with me! Besides, we both know that it also does help you on your quest.

This is a real watershed moment for you. If you are into eating junk, this might be one of the more difficult recommendations I will make for you. I want you to seriously think about the junk that you eat and then seriously think about how you look with your shirt off or in a bathing suit. Now, I need you to be honest with yourself. Please be honest with yourself. Is the junk worth you not looking good?

If you are not sure, then I suggest you go back to the question that I asked you earlier: “How badly do you want it?”

If you were being honest with yourself and your answer was, “I must have it!” then there is no place for junk in your life. None.

Now, my commitment is to try to make things easier for you. So, we are going to go back to your NPB Journal and add a new goal. I’d like you to write down: “No junk for three days!” Write today’s day and date and then add three days to it. So, if today is Monday, you’re not going to have any junk during that time, and then on Thursday you will revisit it.

When you revisit it, ask yourself how you feel. How badly do you miss it? Can you manage another three days without it? Write down the day and date. Three days hence, revisit it again. All the same steps, but this time make yourself forgo it for one week. Have you figured out where I am going with this? I knew you would. Just try it.

If you struggle, I have another suggestion. Earlier, I mentioned something very similar to what I am going to suggest now. This is a bit stronger than that. I am not kidding about this, either. I think it has amazing power. Take the cookie or candy (or whatever garbage is trying to seduce you) into the bathroom and take off your shirt and look at yourself in the mirror.

Then smile and look at your cookie or your candy (or whatever it is) and ask yourself, “Why do I need this?” Look back at yourself in the mirror and say, “Do I really want to look like this for the rest of my life?”

Then throw that nasty cookie, candy, or whatever (aka an obstacle) into the trashcan (where it belongs!) and go have some nice fruit, which has natural sugar, or some honey-sweetened tea, and it will help sate you. Keep doing this as long as you need to do so. You are going to win! You must have your NPB!

Congratulations! Job well done!

Healthy Food

Rule 4: Use the Art of Substitution. I do not want you to be more than just a little uncomfortable at times during your quest. I don’t want you to sit around in a state of hunger. No, not at all.

You need to replace bad desserts and junk food snacks with good snacks that are consistent with you getting your NPB.

By doing so, you will be able to eliminate or at least reduce any hunger to a manageable and comfortable level. As time goes on and you continue to work at it, it will get more effective and easier to do.

It is another Hunger Jiu-Jitsu move. You are not going to have that cheesecake for dessert. Sorry, no. It is an obstacle. But you are going to have something in its place. You are going to have one of the following (wiggle room items):

An apple, pear, melon, or similar fruit.

Honey-sweetened tea (not sugar, please, honey). If you like, you can add some 2% milk.

And if you have been losing one or two pounds per week for three weeks or more, you can have a chocolate protein bar.

Honey-sweetened tea. For what turned out to be my quest, honey-sweetened tea was miraculous. It was and is so effective for me that I consider it to be both a Hunger Jiu-Jitsu “move” and a food warrior weapon!

As I said, I used to love the junk, and I really enjoyed desserts before I went down this path. One evening, after dinner, I really wanted some dessert. I knew I was going to struggle with it, and besides, my NPB system was in its infancy. It was developing at that time. So I sat there and thought about the dilemma I was in.

Fortunately, I came up with an idea and I figured, “Why not try it?” I have a favorite coffee mug from a festival we went to in Maryland. I use it every day for my coffee, and it is pretty big. It probably holds 12 ounces or so.

I filled it with water and put it in the microwave. Then, I put two tea bags in and let it brew. I added some 2% milk and one teaspoon (not tablespoon) of honey. Delicious! It was also hot, which meant I could not gulp it down. I had to take my time.

Are we seeing a pattern develop here? I found that I was really enjoying it. It was in my favorite mug (which helped) and it was filling, too.

I don’t know if you like tea, but give that a try in place of dessert or junk at any time. It certainly can’t hurt.

Rule 5: Controlling Your Environment is far more important than you may suspect. It can help protect you from another extremely dangerous enemy, impulse eating. It is a more subtle Hunger Jiu-Jitsu “move.”

To the extent possible, avoid places and situations that encourage eating beyond what you plan to eat for your NPB building strategy.

First, after a meal and clean-up, leave the kitchen! Don’t come back unless you are having one of the prescribed dessert substitutions. Get it, eat or drink it, and then out of the kitchen you go! You should really just leave with it! I don’t think you should be around food, the smell of food, or anything else that will draw your attention to eating.

Taking things a step further, do you really need to have junk (cookies, candy, doughnuts, etc.) in your home? Why not try removing the temptation altogether?

Get it out of there! Great idea!

OK, time to regroup. Let’s assume that you have been at this for about three weeks. Have you lost weight? (No, not a pound or two, I mean at least 3–4 pounds. If you are a larger person, even more, but not more than 6 or 7). If yes, wonderful! If much more than that, you must eat more. About two pounds of weight loss a week is OK until you reach your optimal weight, but not much more!

If you are not losing any or much weight, we need to talk. Back to the math for a moment. For anyone who has not lost (much) weight, it is because they have been taking in more calories than they are consuming, or, at least, consuming roughly the same number of calories that they are taking in.

How do I know? Come on. Let’s be serious. Absent some strange digestive system problem, this is not complicated stuff.

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