Why We Get Fat and what to Do about it

Why We Get Fat and what to Do about it
Author: Gary Taubes
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0307474259
ISBN 13: 9780307474254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Get Fat and what to Do about it Book Review:

This work is an examination of what makes us fat. In his book Good Calories, Bad Calories, the author, an acclaimed science writer argues that certain kinds of carbohydrates, not fats and not simply excess calories, have led to our current obesity epidemic. Now he brings that message to a wider, nonscientific audience. With fresh evidence for his claim, this book makes his critical argument newly accessible. He reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century, none more damaging than the "calories-in, calories-out" model of why we get fat, the good science that has been ignored, especially regarding insulin's regulation of our fat tissue. He also answers key questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat or avoid? Concluding with an easy-to-follow diet, this book is one key to understanding an international epidemic and a guide to improving our own health.

Why We Get Fat

Why We Get Fat
Author: Gary Taubes
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-12-28
ISBN 10: 030759551X
ISBN 13: 9780307595515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Get Fat Book Review:

What’s making us fat? And how can we change? Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, bestselling author Gary Taubes revisits these urgent questions. Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century—none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat—and the good science that has been ignored. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid? Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management. Complete with an easy-to-follow diet. Featuring a new afterword with answers to frequently asked questions. Don't miss Gary Taubes's latest book, The Case Against Sugar, available now.

Why We Get Fat and what to Do about it

Why We Get Fat and what to Do about it
Author: Gary Taubes
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0307272702
ISBN 13: 9780307272706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Get Fat and what to Do about it Book Review:

An award-winning science journalist reveals the role of certain carbohydrates in today's obesity epidemic while denouncing calorie-based nutritional practices, in a report that includes coverage of such topics as genetics, the politics behind nutritional guidelines and foods to eat and avoid.

The Elusive Benefits of Undereating and Exercise

The Elusive Benefits of Undereating and Exercise
Author: Gary Taubes
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2017-02-13
ISBN 10: 0525435018
ISBN 13: 9780525435013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elusive Benefits of Undereating and Exercise Book Review:

It should come as no surprise that low calorie and low fat diets rarely accomplish what they are expected to do—improve health and slim waistlines. Likewise, exercise, however beneficial it may be to fitness, only increases appetite and so often hinders weight loss. In this sharp and persuasive piece, acclaimed and bestselling science writer Gary Taubes exposes erroneous nutritional guidelines and finally provides evidence to curb misguided “calories-in, calories-out” model for why we get fat. A Vintage Shorts Wellness selection. An ebook short.

The Case Against Sugar

The Case Against Sugar
Author: Gary Taubes
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-12-27
ISBN 10: 0451493990
ISBN 13: 9780451493996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Case Against Sugar Book Review:

From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick. Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.

Good Calories Bad Calories

Good Calories  Bad Calories
Author: Gary Taubes
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 609
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1400033462
ISBN 13: 9781400033461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Calories Bad Calories Book Review:

Argues that refined carbohydrates are the cause of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer; that overeating and sedentary behavior are side effects of increased insulin; and that removing these carbohydrates from one's diet is the only way to lose weight.

French Women Don t Get Fat

French Women Don t Get Fat
Author: Mireille Guiliano
Publsiher: Vintage Books
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2007-12-26
ISBN 10: 0307387992
ISBN 13: 9780307387998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

French Women Don t Get Fat Book Review:

A gourmand's guide to the slim life shares the principles of French gastronomy, the art of enjoying all edibles in proportion, arguing that the secret of being thin and happy lies in the ability to appreciate and balance pleasures, not in deprivation, in a guide that includes inspirational true-life stories, simple advice, and dozens of delectable recipes. Reprint.

Why Diets Make Us Fat

Why Diets Make Us Fat
Author: Sandra Aamodt
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 0698186664
ISBN 13: 9780698186668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Diets Make Us Fat Book Review:

“If diets worked, we'd all be thin by now. Instead, we have enlisted hundreds of millions of people into a war we can't win." What’s the secret to losing weight? If you’re like most of us, you’ve tried cutting calories, sipping weird smoothies, avoiding fats, and swapping out sugar for Splenda. The real secret is that all of those things are likely to make you weigh more in a few years, not less. In fact, a good predictor of who will gain weight is who says they plan to lose some. Last year, 108 million Americans went on diets, to the applause of doctors, family, and friends. But long-term studies of dieters consistently find that they’re more likely to end up gaining weight in the next two to fifteen years than people who don’t diet. Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt spent three decades in her own punishing cycle of starving and regaining before turning her scientific eye to the research on weight and health. What she found defies the conventional wisdom about dieting: ·Telling children that they’re overweight makes them more likely to gain weight over the next few years. Weight shaming has the same effect on adults. ·The calories you absorb from a slice of pizza depend on your genes and on your gut bac­teria. So does the number of calories you’re burning right now. ·Most people who lose a lot of weight suffer from obsessive thoughts, binge eating, depres­sion, and anxiety. They also burn less energy and find eating much more rewarding than it was before they lost weight. ·Fighting against your body’s set point—a cen­tral tenet of most diet plans—is exhausting, psychologically damaging, and ultimately counterproductive. If dieting makes us fat, what should we do instead to stay healthy and reduce the risks of diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related conditions? With clarity and candor, Aamodt makes a spirited case for abandoning diets in favor of behav­iors that will truly improve and extend our lives.

10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat

10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat
Author: Frank Lipman
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN 10: 1401947581
ISBN 13: 9781401947583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat Book Review:

Are you tired of feeling worn out, sick, and overweight?

Why is it that we experience weight gain, fatigue, aches and pains, illnesses, and memory loss as we get older? And, more importantly, do we have to?

These ailments do become more common in our 30s and 40s, but they are by no means inevitable. In fact, we are perfectly capable of remaining slim and vigorous, and our brains can absolutely stay clear and sharp—if we give them what they need. The problem is that most of us don’t do that. We don’t realize what our bodies need, so we eat the wrong foods, skimp on sleep, and deprive our bodies of the movement they crave. Overwhelmed by the stresses and the pressures of our lives, we take a host of prescriptions, never realizing how they might be disrupting our body’s innate ability to heal. Most insidious of all, many of us lack the personal support and the community that we need to feel fully alive. Instead, we buy into the myth that age means decline.

A pioneer and internationally recognized expert in integrative and functional medicine, Dr. Frank Lipman proves that you don’t have to feel this way. You have a choice! In his latest book, Dr. Lipman breaks through the common myths and misconceptions surrounding aging and dieting, and he zeroes in on what you need to do in order to feel your very best. His two-week Revitalize Program brings together key information regarding insulin resistance and carbohydrate intolerance, gut and hormonal imbalances, sleep disorders, medications and supplements, and community support, and features:

  • delicious, nutritious recipes to support you along the way
  • handy shopping lists and meal plans
  • simple exercises, meditation practices, and restorative yoga sequences
  • information about powerful anti-aging and digestive supplements and vitamins
  • and more!

Dr. Lipman also offers a lifelong Maintenance Program, so that after two life-changing weeks, you can continue on your path toward ultimate health and wellness for years to come.

In just two weeks—only 14 days—you can feel so much better than you ever imagined!

This is a book that you’ll want to share with your family, friends . . . and anyone else whose health you care about!

Protein Power

Protein Power
Author: Michael R. Eades,Mary Dan Eades
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-10-21
ISBN 10: 030757380X
ISBN 13: 9780307573803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protein Power Book Review:

Join the thousands who have experienced dramatic weight loss, lowered cholesterol, and improvement or reversal of the damages of heart disease, adult-onset diabetes, and other major diseases by following this medically proven program. Protein Power will teach you how to use food as a tool for • Dramatic and permanent weight loss • Resetting your metabolism and boosting your energy levels • Lowering your “bad” cholesterol levels while elevating the “good” • Protecting yourself from “The Deadly Diseases of Civilization” (including high blood pressure and heart disease) And best of all, Protein Power encourages you to • Eat the foods you love, including meats (even steaks, bacon, and burgers), cheeses, and eggs • Rethink the current wisdom on fat intake (science has shown that fat does not make you fat!) • Stop shocking your body with breads, pastas, and other fat-inducing carbohydrates So prepare yourself for the most dramatic life-enhancing diet program available!

The Big Fat Surprise

The Big Fat Surprise
Author: Nina Teicholz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN 10: 1451624433
ISBN 13: 9781451624434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Fat Surprise Book Review:

Challenges popular misconceptions about fats and nutrition science, revealing the distorted claims of nutrition studies while arguing that more dietary fat can lead to better health, wellness, and fitness.

Why We Suck

Why We Suck
Author: Denis Leary
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-11-18
ISBN 10: 9781440640735
ISBN 13: 1440640734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Suck Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller One of America’s most original and biting comic satirists, Denis Leary takes on all the poseurs, politicians, and pop culture icons who have sucked in public for far too long. Sparing no one, Leary zeroes in on the ridiculous wherever he finds it—his Irish Catholic upbringing, the folly of celebrity, the pressures of family life, and the great hypocrisy of politics—with the same bright, savage, and profane insight he brought to his critically acclaimed one-man shows No Cure for CancerLock ’n Load. Proudly Irish-American, defiantly working class, with a reserve of compassion for the underdog and the overlooked, Leary delivers blistering diatribes that are both penetrating social commentary with no holds barred and laugh-out-loud funny. As always, Leary’s impassioned comic perspective in Why We Suck is right on target. Leary is the star and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated television show Rescue Me.

Why Women Need Fat

Why Women Need Fat
Author: William D. Lassek M.D.,Steven Gaulin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-12-29
ISBN 10: 1101553782
ISBN 13: 9781101553787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Women Need Fat Book Review:

The groundbreaking discovery that shows why women need fat to lose fat. Why do women struggle so much with weight? Can women ever lose weight and keep it off? In this research-driven and counterintuitive book, an anthropologist and a public health doctor team up to answer those questions. Blending anecdotal evidence with hard science, they explain how women's weight is controlled by evolution-but more important- they reveal how a change in diet three decades ago may be the reason women today are bigger than their grandmothers were. Explaining why fat (both in our diet and in our body) is crucial to long-term health, the authors show not only why women tend (and need) to get heavier after having their first child, but also destroy cultural myths like "all fat is bad for you." Providing a plan that can help any woman achieve a natural, healthy weight- without dieting- Why Women Need Fat not only gives women the tools they need to shed weight, but also a better understanding of why those last five pounds seem impossible to lose.

Bad Science

Bad Science
Author: Gary Taubes
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 503
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015026983059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bad Science Book Review:

A science journalist brings to life one of the greatest scientific frauds of our times with the story of the two obscure researchers who claimed to have discovered a clean, no-fuss method for harnessing the energy of a hydrogen bomb. 20,000 first printing.

Eat Fat Get Thin

Eat Fat  Get Thin
Author: Dr. Mark Hyman
Publsiher: Little, Brown Spark
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN 10: 0316338842
ISBN 13: 9780316338844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eat Fat Get Thin Book Review:

A revolutionary diet program based on the latest science showing the importance of fat in weight loss and overall health, from #1 bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman. Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the immense health and weight-loss benefits of a high-fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, oils, avocados, and other delicious superfoods. In his new book, bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explains how to Eat Fat, Get Thin, and achieve optimum wellness along the way. Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice, Eat Fat, Get Thin is the cutting edge way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel your best.

The Obesity Code

The Obesity Code
Author: Jason Fung
Publsiher: Greystone Books
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN 10: 1771641274
ISBN 13: 9781771641272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obesity Code Book Review:

Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss. In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.

Big Problems

Big Problems
Author: Andy Boyle
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN 10: 0525504834
ISBN 13: 9780525504832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Problems Book Review:

A smart, funny dive into the weight-loss industry, from a journalist on a quest to master healthy living Like many of us, Andy Boyle struggled with his weight all his life. But it wasn't until one fateful pants-splitting incident that he realized he really ought to do something about it. Since then he has lost the weight. And put it back on. And lost it again. As he fumbled through his weight-loss journey, Andy learned the hard way that there's a difference between real, effective methods and the crap that big businesses are trying to sell you. In Big Problems, Andy explores the reasons why we've gotten fat in the first place as well as real ways to lose those extra pounds. Through interviews with health experts, doctors, runners, bodybuilders and more, he unpacks the truths hidden beneath the hype, including: • Are superfoods really all that super? • Why the heck are you so hungry all the time? • Is it better to go for a run or lift weights? • Does dieting work? (Spoiler alert: No) While he is by no means an expert, Andy Boyle's hands-on experience and insightful research cuts through the bullshit and gives it to you straight. This funny and useful book will have you lacing up your workout shoes and saying "no" to that second beer. (Well, maybe sometimes...)

Fat Chance

Fat Chance
Author: Robert H. Lustig
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-12-27
ISBN 10: 1101606584
ISBN 13: 9781101606582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fat Chance Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller Robert Lustig’s 90-minute YouTube video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”, has been viewed more than three million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control. To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, Fat Chance debunks the widely held notion to prove “a calorie is NOT a calorie”, and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide.

The Secret Life of Fat The Science Behind the Body s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

The Secret Life of Fat  The Science Behind the Body s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You
Author: Sylvia Tara
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-12-27
ISBN 10: 0393244849
ISBN 13: 9780393244847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Life of Fat The Science Behind the Body s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You Book Review:

A biochemist shows how we can finally control our fat—by understanding how it works. Fat is not just excess weight, but actually a dynamic, smart, and self-sustaining organ that influences everything from aging and immunity to mood and fertility. With cutting-edge research and riveting case studies—including the story of a girl who had no fat, and that of a young woman who couldn’t stop eating—Dr. Sylvia Tara reveals the surprising science behind our most misunderstood body part and its incredible ability to defend itself. Exploring the unexpected ways viruses, hormones, sleep, and genetics impact fat, Tara uncovers the true secret to losing weight: working with your fat, not against it.

Fat Land

Fat Land
Author: Greg Critser
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-01-05
ISBN 10: 0547526687
ISBN 13: 9780547526683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fat Land Book Review:

“An in-depth, well-researched, and thoughtful exploration of the ‘fat boom’ in America.” —TheBoston Globe Low carb, high protein, raw foods . . . despite our seemingly endless obsession with fad diets, the startling truth is that six out of ten Americans are overweight or obese. In Fat Land, award-winning nutrition and health journalist Greg Critser examines the facts and societal factors behind the sensational headlines, taking on everything from supersize to Super Mario, high-fructose corn syrup to the high costs of physical education. With a sharp eye and even sharper tongue, Critser examines why pediatricians are now treating conditions rarely seen in children before; why type 2 diabetes is on the rise; the personal struggles of those with weight problems—especially among the poor—and how agribusiness has altered our waistlines. Praised by the New York Times as “absorbing” and by Newsday as “riveting,” this disarmingly funny, yet truly alarming, exposé stands as an important examination of one of the most pressing medical and social issues in the United States. “One scary book and a good companion to Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer