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Why Diets Make Us Fat: the unintended consequences of our obsession with weight loss - and what to do instead
Everything we know about dieting and weight loss is wrong.
In Australia, two out of every three adults is overweight. We think we
know the answer: cut calories; eat less. We conclude that being fat is a
failure of willpower, perhaps supplemented by a quirk of genetics. Y...et
research shows that losing weight by willpower alone is almost
guaranteed to fail in the long run. In fact, there is no evidence that
dieting improves long-term health, and some that suggests yo-yo dieting
is more dangerous than being overweight.
Combining deep research and brutal candour about her own experience as a
yo-yo dieter, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt explains the science of the
obesity epidemic, including new findings about gut bacteria, why
bariatric surgery works (it has more to do with your brain than your
stomach), and what a real alternative to dieting and weight cycling
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PRAISE FOR SARA AAMODT
'Aamodt, a neuroscientist, explains the science behind the way your body controls your weight, showing why it can be so hard to lose those extra pounds. A host of sobering statistics reveal just how taken in we are by empty (and expensive) promises.' Cosmos
||27 Jun 2016
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