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Why We Get Fat and what to Do about it

Why We Get Fat and what to Do about it Book
Author : Gary Taubes
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0307474259
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Gary Taubes
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2010-12-28
ISBN : 030759551X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Elusive Benefits of Undereating and Exercise

The Elusive Benefits of Undereating and Exercise Book
Author : Gary Taubes
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2017-02-13
ISBN : 0525435018
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Gary Taubes
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2016-12-27
ISBN : 0451493990
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Nature Wants Us to Be Fat

Nature Wants Us to Be Fat Book
Author : Richard Johnson
Publisher : BenBella Books
Release : 2022-02-08
ISBN : 1637740352
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nature puts a “survival switch” in our bodies to protect us from starvation. Stuck in the “on” position, it’s the hidden source of weight gain, heart disease, and many other common health struggles. But you can turn it off. Dr. Richard Johnson has been on the cutting edge of research into the cause of obesity for more than a decade. His team’s discovery of the fructose-powered survival switch—a metabolic pathway that animals in nature turn on and off as needed, but that our modern diet has permanently fixed in the “on” position, where it becomes a fat switch—revolutionized the way we think about why we gain weight. In Nature Wants Us to Be Fat, he details the mounting evidence on how this switch is responsible both for excess fat storage and for many of the major diseases endemic to the Western world, including heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Dr. Johnson also reveals the surprising link between the survival switch and health conditions such as gout, kidney disease, liver disease, stroke—and even behavioral issues like addiction and ADHD. And, most important, he shares a science-based plan to help readers fight back against nature. Guided by ongoing clinical research—plus fascinating observations from the animal kingdom, evolution, and history—Dr. Johnson takes you along on an eye-opening investigation into: • What you can do to turn off your survival switch • What we have in common with hibernating bears, sperm whales, and the world’s fattest bird • Why it’s fructose (not glucose) that drives insulin resistance and metabolic disease • The foods we eat that trigger the body to make its own fructose • The surprising role salt and dehydration play in fat accumulation Dr. Johnson not only provides new recommendations for how we can prevent or treat obesity, but also how we can use this information to reduce our risk of developing disease. Nature wants us to be fat, and when we understand why, we gain the tools we need to lose weight and optimize our health.

Why We Get Fat and Sick

Why We Get Fat and Sick Book
Author : Dustin Sheppard,
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-08-28
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This short book explores why processed foods are the probable cause of our epidemics of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer and explains what we can do to start reversing the effects. After decades of being taught that we need to eat less and move more, this book helps the reader understand what they can do to lose weight and be healthier without starving themselves. Dr. Dustin Sheppard has been a practicing physician since 2003 and has written this book to guide the reader to an understanding of the problems with processed food and practical safe approaches to weight loss, health and wellness that are likely to be effective for the majority of people without counting calories. References are provided in each chapter so that you can learn more about each topic based on your interests.

Why Diets Make Us Fat

Why Diets Make Us Fat Book
Author : Sandra Aamodt
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-06-07
ISBN : 0698186664
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“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.

The Case for Keto

The Case for Keto Book
Author : Gary Taubes
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2020-12-29
ISBN : 0525520074
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For fifty years, the medical establishment has preached the same rules for losing weight: restrict calories, eat less, and exercise more. Yet in that time, obesity in the United States has skyrocketed. So why has this prescription so clearly failed? Based on twenty years of investigative reporting and interviews with more than a hundred practicing physicians who embrace ketogenic (low-carbohydrate, high-fat) eating as the best formula for health, here bestselling author Gary Taubes puts the keto movement in the necessary historical and scientific perspective. He makes clear the vital misconceptions about obesity and diet (no, people do not become fat simply by eating too much or being sedentary; hormones play the critical role) and uses collected clinical experience from the medical community to provide much-needed practical advice on healthy eating. A groundbreaking manifesto for the fight against obesity and diabetes, in The Case for Keto, Taubes reveals why the established rules about eating healthfully might be the wrong approach to weight loss for most people, and how ketogenic diets can help many of us achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life.

10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat

10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat    Book
Author : Frank Lipman
Publisher : Hay House, Inc
Release : 2016-02-23
ISBN : 1401947581
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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!

The Big Fat Surprise

The Big Fat Surprise Book
Author : Nina Teicholz
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-01-06
ISBN : 1451624433
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

This Is Why You re Fat And How to Get Thin Forever

This Is Why You re Fat  And How to Get Thin Forever  Book
Author : Jackie Warner
Publisher : Grand Central Life & Style
Release : 2010-04-27
ISBN : 0446571970
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this New York Times bestseller, Jackie Warner, America's favorite no-nonsense celebrity fitness trainer, shows you how to get hot, healthy, and thin forever. "Being fat isn't your fault; staying fat is." That's what Jackie Warner tells her own clients, and that's why no one delivers better results than Jackie. This groundbreaking program is filled empowering strategies help you drop pounds and inches fast, without grueling workouts or deprivation. Her two-tiered approach provides a complete nutritional makeover and a failure-proof condensed workout routine, PLUS all the emotional support and encouragement you need to get to the finish line and beyond. With Jackie's core principles, you'll be shocked to find what is actually making you fat, and how easy it is to get thin for a lifetime. Discover her surprising secrets: ADD TO LOSE: In Jackie's 2-week jump-start, no food is off-limits. You'll actually add food to your diet in order to lose weight. CHEATING IS ALLOWED: Eat clean for 5 days, then indulge in whatever you want over the weekend! FAT IS NOT THE ENEMY: Fat doesn't make you fat; sugar does! Learn to finally control those sweets cravings. SKIP THE CRUNCHES: They just build muscle under the fat. Discover the fastest way to shrink your waist and spark your metabolism for rapid fat loss. LESS (EXERCISE) IS MORE: Workouts shouldn't take over your day-give Jackie just 20 minutes and you'll see results. THINK YOURSELF THIN: It's true! Jackie's own breakthrough mind-body techniques called Metaphysiques will help you create the body you want-by thinking it into reality. THIS IS WHY YOU'RE FAT (AND HOW TO GET THIN FOREVER) is your first and last stop on the way to a new fit and healthy you!

Always Hungry

Always Hungry  Book
Author : David Ludwig
Publisher : Grand Central Life & Style
Release : 2016-01-05
ISBN : 1455533858
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Leading Harvard Medical School expert and "obesity warrior" (Time magazine) Dr. David Ludwig rewrites the rules on weight loss, diet, and health in this guide to retraining your cells and reclaiming your health for life. Forget everything you've been taught about dieting. In Always Hungry?, renowned endocrinologist Dr. David Ludwig explains why traditional diets don't work and presents a radical new plan to help you lose weight without hunger, improve your health, and feel great. For over two decades, Dr. Ludwig has been at the forefront of research into weight control. His groundbreaking studies show that overeating doesn't make you fat; the process of getting fat makes you overeat. That's because fat cells play a key role in determining how much weight you gain or lose. Low-fat diets work against you by triggering fat cells to hoard more calories for themselves, leaving too few for the rest of the body. This "hungry fat" sets off a dangerous chain reaction that leaves you feeling ravenous as your metabolism slows down. Cutting calories only makes the situation worse by creating a battle between mind and metabolism that we're destined to lose. You gain more weight even as you struggle to eat less food. Always Hungry? turns dieting on its head with a three-phase program that ignores calories and targets fat cells directly. The recipes and meal plan include luscious high-fat foods (like nuts and nut butters, full-fat dairy, avocados, and dark chocolate), savory proteins, and natural carbohydrates. The result? Fat cells release their excess calories, and you lose weight - and inches - without battling cravings and constant hunger. This is dieting without deprivation. Forget calories. Forget cravings. Forget dieting. Always hungry? reveals a liberating new way to tame hunger and lose weight for good.

Bad Science

Bad Science Book
Author : Gary Taubes
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The End of Craving

The End of Craving Book
Author : Mark Schatzker
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-11-09
ISBN : 1501192493
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Acclaimed journalist and author of The Dorito Effect delivers a groundbreaking, entertaining, and informative work that reveals how our dysfunctional relationship with food began—and how science is leading us back to healthier living and eating. If you have ever wondered, “How do I eat what’s good for me?” you are not alone. Innumerable diets have been tested and billions of dollars have been spent attempting to study and understand the simple act of consuming food. So, why aren’t we getting healthier? Why does the dysfunctional relationship between eating and overeating, prevent us from living well? What if the key to unlocking a new path to nutrition and health lies not in overcoming our destructive urges, but understanding them? Now, science writer Mark Schatzker explores these key questions and the future of eating by focusing on the way our brain’s powerful instinct to eat has been turned against itself. he takes us on a lively journey from the mountains of Italy to the Old South and inside brain scanning laboratories, to reveal new and fascinating information that will upend the way we see eating, craving, and body weight, including:​ —Our brains control body weight as effectively as it does body temperature, blood oxygen levels, and heart rate—tracking the energy we consume and burn with greater precision than even scientists can —We are not programmed to crave endless calories, but rather to crave what we need —Our ability to sense sugar and fats has been altered due to technologies like artificial sweeteners, artificial fats, synthetic starches, and flavorings —This “mismatch” between the way food tastes and the nutrients it delivers has created an unnatural and heightened desire to eat —Ultimately, by “fortifying” our food with certain vitamins, as we do with livestock, we have supercharged the caloric potential of what we eat and have unwittingly enabled obesity Blending conventional wisdom, historical research, and cutting-edge science, The End of Craving reveals a new and radical truth: our natural urges are not primitive. Nor are they harmful. Only by restoring the relationship between the flavor of food and the nutrition it provides can we hope to change our eating habits and overall health, leading to longer and happier lives.

The Case for Keto

The Case for Keto Book
Author : Gary Taubes
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-02-02
ISBN : 9781783786558
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A revelatory expose of the bad science behind conventional weight loss advice, arguing for low-carb high-fat diets, from the bestselling author of The Case Against Sugar.

Good Girls Don t Get Fat

Good Girls Don t Get Fat Book
Author : Robyn Silverman
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2010-10-01
ISBN : 1426869010
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Based on Dr. Robyn Silverman's groundbreaking research at Tufts University, and filled with searingly honest young voices, Good Girls Don't Get Fat: – Decodes the ripple effects of actions that damage our girls—and provides tools to help stop them. – Shines light on the positive influence of women who embrace body types of any size—and explains how to model the right behavior. – Shows how girls, whatever their size, can own their strengths, trust their power and accomplish amazing things.

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 Book
Author : Sylvia Tara
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2016-12-27
ISBN : 0393244849
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Why Kids Make You Fat

Why Kids Make You Fat Book
Author : Mark Macdonald
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2015-04-28
ISBN : 0062363956
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It's no secret that most of us get flabbier the older we get, and it's no surprise that the biggest spike in weight happens in the early stages of parenthood. Mark Macdonald knows the struggle himself, having gained thirty-five pounds after the birth of his son. It happened to him even as a nutritionist and former fitness model, so he knew he wasn't alone in the struggle. Along with his wife, Abbi, Mark has created this proven eight-week program specifically geared toward parents to help them shed the weight, discover new amounts of energy, and most importantly, create new sustainable habits to keep it from coming back.

How to Get Fat

How to Get Fat Book
Author : Knock Knock
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 9781601060396
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It's not easy to put on weight. Everywhere you look it seems there's another excuse not to eat. Too busy for snacktime or meals, the incessant desire to get out there and exercise--sometimes it just feels like the cards are stacked against you. Even if you've failed at weight gain before, with this easy, step-by-step guide, you'll discover your inner corpulence. Explore the pleasures of amplitude--it's time to get fat!

French Women Don t Get Fat

French Women Don t Get Fat Book
Author : Mireille Guiliano
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2007-12-26
ISBN : 0307387992
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.