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Why Diets Make Us Fat: the unintended consequences of our obsession with weight loss - and what to do instead

Why Diets Make Us Fat: the unintended consequences of our obsession with weight loss - and what to do instead (EPUB)

By Aamodt, Sandra

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 might look like.<div id="iframeContent"> 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
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ISBN 9781925307559
Published 27 Jun 2016
Publisher Scribe Publications
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ISBN-13 9781925307559
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe
Released 27 Jun 2016
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Format EPUB
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Edition EPUB
Author(s) By Aamodt, Sandra
Category Science: General Issues
Popular Science
Neurosciences (Non-Medical)
Human Biology
Family & Health
Fitness & Diet
Diets & Dieting
Number of Pages 304
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Dewey Code 613.25
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Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience