Good stuff...the important thing is this book, as you mentioned, is backed by a ton of research and not fluff. I have read alot of reviews of this book and a lot of people swear by it.
Just curious, are following a Paleo diet as well Drew?
Not as such Conk, but if reducing carbohydrates is a key to the paleo diet I am there. Most of my diet information I got from this podcast which I think is in line with what I know of paleo. The interesting thing is that most of this information has been available for many years ...
Taubes on Why We Get Fat | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty
Another important insight from the book for me was that muscle requires a lot more energy to maintain. So more muscle means the body calls on fat to supply the additional calories required. With this exercise regime you can lose fat but maintain weight without any additional calorie reduction.