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 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.
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About the Author
Dr. Jason Fung completed medical school at the University of Toronto and a fellowship in nephrology at the University of California. He founded the Intensive Dietary Management Program in Toronto that provides a unique treatment focus for type 2 diabetes and obesity. Dr. Fung lives in Toronto.
Timothy Noakes is Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town, a marathon runner, and the author of the bestseller The Lore of Running. After discovering research supporting a high fat, low carb diet as the healthiest option for many people, he started the Noakes Foundation in 2012, and has dedicated his life to opening people's eyes to the myth of low-fat eating and the nutritional and environmental crisis it has led us to.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The Epidemic
Chapter 1 How Obesity Became an Epidemic 9
Chapter 2 Inheriting Obesity 21
Part 2 The Calorie Deception
Chapter 3 The Calorie-Reduction Error 29
Chapter 4 The Exercise Myth 48
Chapter 5 The Overfeeding Paradox 57
Part 3 A New Model of Obesity
Chapter 6 A New Hope 69
Chapter 7 Insulin 78
Chapter 8 Cortisol 89
Chapter 9 The Atkins Onslaught 96
Chapter 10 Insulin Resistance: The Major Player 107
Part 4 The Social Phenomenon of Obesity
Chapter 11 Big Food, More Food and the New Science of Diabesity 127
Chapter 12 Poverty and Obesity 136
Chapter 13 Childhood Obesity 145
Part 5 What's Wrong with Our Diet?
Chapter 14 The Deadly Effects of Fructose 157
Chapter 15 The Diet Soda Delusion 168
Chapter 16 Carbohydrates and Protective Fiber 175
Chapter 17 Protein 188
Chapter 18 Fat Phobia 201
Part 6 The Solution
Chapter 19 What to Eat 215
Chapter 20 When to Eat 235
Appendix A Sample Meal Plans (with Fasting Protocols) 252
Appendix B Fasting: A Practical Guide 256
Appendix C Meditation and Sleep Hygiene to Reduce Cortisol 266
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
These concepts make total sense. Carbs & sugar are the main source of the diets of so many - they are quick & easy. Unfortunately they lead to increased insulin even if glucose levels are in the normal range. It is increased insulin levels from excess carbs, sugar/sugar substitutes and the low/lack of fiber that lead to ever increasing obesity rates. We need to rethink the 'calories in calories out' misbelief and learn to eat in ways that decrease insulin levels to get back to a healthy weight. We need to focus on a balance of fresh carbohydrates (fruits/vegetables) and protein sources. We need to go against what we've been taught for so many years - eat low fat - and eat the necessary fat needed for our bodies to function properly and lower insulin levels to overcome ever increasing obesity rates. Thank you Dr. Fung!
Excellent book! Every health/diet/fitness expert needs to read this. One of the greatest weight loss book that cuts through all the stuff taught out there. Fascinating information provided by science, facts, data, experiments & human observation. If you want your vehicle to run efficiently & the best, you don't put gasoline and water into the tank. Likewise with your body, if you want it to be as efficient as possible & last as long as possible, you can't put garbage in it! This book explains what the garbage is and how to avoid it.
Learned a whole lot that I thought I knew was right, but against all main stream. Lots of information.
This is an amazing book that takes a lot of time to explain scientifically why the common ideas of dieting do not work, and more importantly what will work !! After reading this book, i'm looking forward to reading his book on fasting.
Great read! Lots of information!
This book contains all you need to know about your body, how your body works why and how.
Great Book Dr. Jason Fung has given you the playbook to weight loss. It is up to you . It is a must to read all of his books and then you will understand the weight game. Every thing is there with all the scientific backing. You will loose weight and you will maintain your loss.
It's a game changer: Dr. Fung does not just point-out the now infamous Government/no-nothing agency's false ideas about a proper food diet/exercise. AND he gives more than just a redirection about the necessity to change the US SAD and our looming health crash. Absolutely a new 21st Century paradigm, he has a clever revelation on where and how we need to change our perceptions of human metabolism. Original and very sound, he explains the hormonal basis for our bodies actions, and showing the difference between real food vs cr_ _-food. You owe it to yourself to spend a little time, to understanding the wonderful design and protection we have in our human physiology!
This is a new book about insulin. It does NOT give a specific diet plan so thoughbibformative, its Not really helpful. . The Zone diet cover the same insulin and weight gain issues but helps you figure out what to eat. Duh.