In this article, I'll give you a step-by-step process to lose weight. I'll explain what is best for each of the four basic types of weight loss – diet, exercise, eating less and exercising more. The best advice is found in the most comprehensive of all four weight loss books, The 4-Hour Body, a guide to losing weight by living a better life. Click here to order The 4-Hour Body. This post is dedicated to the memory of my dear friend, Dr. Robert J. Cone, MD. Dr. Cone was a wonderful man and a mentor to me. Dr. Cone, a renowned weight loss specialist, died on March 30, 2013. He was 85. He was an outstanding doctor, respected by all, and an inspiration to many. Dr. Cone was also an author, a well known speaker on weight loss and a widely respected author. In addition, he was the President of the American Society for Weight Loss (A.S.W.L.), a well known weight loss organization. In 1999, Dr. Cone published his first book, The New Science of Weight Loss and its Consequences (Sage Publications, 2001). In this book, he introduced the idea of 'energy balance' as a treatment for obesity. He has always been a proponent of exercise, and his latest book, Energy Balance: A New Approach for Weight Loss, is an updated edition of his original book. Dr.