Author: Jason Fung
Publisher: Greystone Books
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Health & Fitness
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.
The Obesity Code by Jason Fung | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Obesity Code addresses the history, causes, and treatments of obesity and today’s rising obesity rates. By understanding it through scientific and social study, obesity becomes less of a blanket term for metabolic complications and a more tangible problem with real, though not widely practiced, solutions. The main problem with treating obesity is that many doctors and their obese patients don’t know what actually causes obesity. Often, health experts believe that weight gain results from consuming too many calories while not expending enough calories, a theory known as “calories in, calories out.” However, decades of research has proven that this obesity model is problematic and oversimplified. Calorie consumption and expenditure are not independent of each other. If people decrease calorie consumption in an effort to lose weight, their body compensates by slowing down processes such as metabolism to expend fewer calories. Also, exercise is not nearly as instrumental in weight loss as was once thought… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Obesity Code · Overview of the Book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.
"A recent study suggests that 75 percent of the weight-loss response in obesity is predicted by insulin levels.29 Not willpower. Not caloric intake. Not peer support or peer pressure. Not exercise. Just insulin." - Jason Fung "Carbohydrates should be enjoyed in their natural, whole, unprocessed form. Many traditional diets built around carbohydrates cause neither poor health nor obesity. Remember: the toxicity in much Western food lies in the processing, rather than in the food itself." - Jason Fung "Our weight plateaus and ruthlessly climbs back up to our original body set weight, even as we keep dieting. Clearly, changing what we eat is not always enough." - Jason Fung "Throughout most of human history, obesity has been rare. Individuals in traditional societies eating traditional diets seldom became obese, even in times of abundant food." - Jason Fung "Even the National Cholesterol Education Program admits, "The percentage of total fat in the diet, independent of caloric intake, has not been documented to be related to body weight." - Jason Fung What Will You Learn from Reading This Book? Why calories aren't the reason you're gaining weight Why refined carbohydrates are one of the most harmful things you can be eating It's possible to reduce weight by following the Atkins diet; however, you will gain the weight back after a while Everything about insulin's effect on weight loss A high fiber intake will not only increase satiety, but it will also decrease obesity What 'intermittent fasting' means and how it will help you curb obesity and weight gain The timing of when you eat can be just as important as what you eat Why diet and exercise are NOT the cornerstone of weight loss science ***Don't miss this groundbreaking book on the true cause of the obesity epidemic. Eschewing traditional thoughts on diet and exercise, "The Obesity Code" will teach you the underlying causes of obesity and how to change the systems your body has created.*** Book Summary Overview Obesity is a bigger problem than anyone imagined and its rates have increased rapidly over the years. Since it's an epidemic spreading its tentacles worldwide, it's now critical that we find a solution to this nagging problem. There are way too many studies and trials conducted out there, and while some diets may suggest that you consume foods with low carbohydrates, other diets may suggest something else. It can get pretty confusing, and that's perhaps why most dieters give up. "The Obesity Code" focuses on the intake of traditional, unprocessed foods that have been forgotten long ago. This book covers everything from the science behind the foods you're eating to what you should eat at each meal. Understanding diet and exercise are NOT the key to weight loss is the first step to breaking the Obesity Code. Click Buy Now with 1-Click to Own Your Copy Today!
Dr. Fung's The Obesity Code talks about old beliefs in weight loss. He argues that obesity isn't aboutexercise, caloric intake or how often do we eat. It is certainly about hormones.The main source of regulating our metabolism is the most discussed hormone in this book. It is theinsulin. High levels of insulin that stored within periods of time in the body causes insulin resistance thatcan possibly gain weight. Excessive insulin-which is stimulated by processed grains and sugars andcontinuous ingestion-directs the body to store more fat and hold on to its fat reserves. The only way tomoderate insulin levels and lower weight, he contends, is to minimize the consumption of refinedcarbohydrates and sugars and go on short, periodic fasts.In this highly rated and most read book, Dr. Jason Fung laid out an original, powerful theory of obesitythat provides helpful insights into proper nutrition and diet. He sets out lifelong habits that willimprove your health and control your insulin levels.
Author: William Davis
Publisher: Rodale Books
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Health & Fitness
Now includes a sneak peek of Undoctored--the new book from Dr. Davis! A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems. Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls "wheat bellies." According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: It's due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch. After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain their health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic--and its elimination is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health. In Wheat Belly, Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness being sold to the American public as "wheat"--and provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new, wheat-free lifestyle. Informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition, along with case studies from men and women who have experienced life-changing transformations in their health after waving goodbye to wheat, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2012-08-28
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING LOVE STORY SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! “[A] wise, wildly unique” (Entertainment Weekly) love story from the New York Times bestselling co-author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Will Grayson, Will Grayson about a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life. Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day. With his new novel, David Levithan, bestselling co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day. “A story that is always alluring, oftentimes humorous and much like love itself— splendorous.” —Los Angeles Times
Author: Clare Bailey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-12-27
Combat diabetes with this essential companion to New York Times bestselling Dr. Michael Mosley’s groundbreaking The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet, featuring over a hundred delicious and healthy recipes. The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet revealed new, staggering scientific studies on diabetes and demonstrated a revolutionary 8-week plan, including an 800-calorie daily diet, to reverse the disease’s effects. Now continue battling diabetes with these simple and delectable recipes that can lower your blood sugar level and help you shed unwanted pounds. Also discover updated nutritional advice, tips for home cooks of every skill level, and detailed menu plans. It’s never too late to fight off diabetes, and with the recipes in The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet Cookbook, it’s possible to ensure more long-term health benefits in an easy and effective manner!
Author: Michael Moss
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: Business & Economics
From a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the troubling story of the rise of the processed food industry -- and how it used salt, sugar, and fat to addict us. Salt Sugar Fat is a journey into the highly secretive world of the processed food giants, and the story of how they have deployed these three essential ingredients, over the past five decades, to dominate the North American diet. This is an eye-opening book that demonstrates how the makers of these foods have chosen, time and again, to double down on their efforts to increase consumption and profits, gambling that consumers and regulators would never figure them out. With meticulous original reporting, access to confidential files and memos, and numerous sources from deep inside the industry, it shows how these companies have pushed ahead, despite their own misgivings (never aired publicly). Salt Sugar Fat is the story of how we got here, and it will hold the food giants accountable for the social costs that keep climbing even as some of the industry's own say, "Enough already."
Author: Paul C. Reisser
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
With almost everything you need to know to care for your family available on the Internet or at the library these days, how do you sort through the wealth of information available? How do you narrow down your web search? And how many pages are in that reference guide? It can be overwhelming to look for specific information. Relax—we have the cure for the common search. The information you need is at your fingertips in the practical and easy-to-use “Busy Mom’s Guide” series. Using a question-and-answer format, Busy Mom’s Guide to Family Nutrition provides bite-sized pieces of information, including nutritional basics, the skinny on fats, interpreting food labels, exploring popular diet plans, and much more. Improve your family’s health quotient with the quick reference material found inside, and enjoy your healthy family! Some content previously published in the Complete Guide’s Family Health, Nutrition, and Fitness.
Tired of counting calories, eliminating foods from your diet, or obsessing about food all day? If so, an intermittent fasting lifestyle might be for you! In this book, you will learn the science behind intermittent fasting, and also understand how to adjust the various intermittent fasting plans to work for your unique lifestyle. The best part about intermittent fasting is that it doesn't require you to give up your favorite foods! You'll learn how to change WHEN to eat, so you don't have to change WHAT you eat. Are you ready to take control of your health, and finally step off of the diet roller coaster? All you have to do is learn how to "delay, don't deny!"
Author: Thomas Piketty
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2017-08-14
Genre: Business & Economics
The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.
Author: Ian K. Smith, M.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2018-04-10
Genre: Health & Fitness
From the New York Times bestselling author of SHRED and Blast the Sugar Out, the ultimate guide to clean eating! What is clean eating? In his newest diet book, Dr. Ian K. Smith teaches readers the benefits of clean eating and how to implement it in their own lives. He tells readers how to easily reduce unhealthy processed foods in their diets, a key to weight loss, disease prevention, and overall health. The Clean 20 focuses on twenty clean foods--from avocado to whole wheat pasta and everything in between--that readers can easily find, prepare, and incorporate into their diets. The Clean 20 includes a complete clean eating program with a daily meal plan, 60 recipes and substitutions, as well as 20 minute easy-to-work-in workouts. Dr. Ian knows what works: it’s not eliminating food groups, but choosing foods within each group wisely to satisfy the palate and the body’s nutritional demands. The Clean 20 isn’t just vegetables. Grains are in. And so is fruit, fat, meat and fish. When palate and nutrition are in sync, weight loss not only follows, it sticks. The Clean 20 is a life and body changer.