The Obesity Code

The Obesity Code

eBook - 2016
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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.
Publisher: Greystone Books,, 2016.
ISBN: 9781771641272
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Oct 06, 2018

Sounds like it makes a lot of sense, but I wonder, though, how sustainable this diet would be in the long term...and when one loses weight how does one maintain it. An age old problem.

Aug 05, 2018

The book is worth reading; the author mentions many issues related to obesity. However, for those who know a bit, there is little of thru substance. Recommendations can be summarized, and I quote from p. 233:
There are five basic steps in weight loss:
1. Reduce your consumption of added sugars
2. Reduce your consumption of refined grains
3. Moderate your protein intake
4. Increase your consumption of natural fats
5. Increase your consumption of fiber and vinegar
For anyone that wants to learn, for free, the science of nutrition, I recommend taking two courses Macronutrients and Micronutrients at Wageningen University and Research via EDx. It gives you foundations to deal with the nonsense that is so prevalent (e.g., coconut oil). Nutrition is a science where for every argument there are studies that offer counter-arguments. And sheds the light who true villains are.

Jan 26, 2018

I wish this book had been available in the early 1980s when my father was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in his late 50s. The knowledge herein could have spared him much suffering at the hands of his doctors.

Nov 29, 2017

Concise book focused on scientific research regarding obesity and food. Easy to read. Recommend to anyone who is interested in obesity, health, or intermittent fasting

Sep 27, 2017

An amazing book. Great information. I am now putting it into practice and seeing big changes. Everyone should read this book regardless of your weight, it will benefit everyone.

Nov 28, 2016

I enjoyed this book so much that I bought it. Dr. Fung breaks down information in a clear, concise matter. I found he did not talk "over my head" or was trying to sell me something. I read a lot of health and fitness book and I notice a common theme of half of the book is information and the other half contains diet and exercise plans. This book is chocked full of great, useful information from start to finish. I'm so happy that intermittent fasting is becoming known offline. I highly recommend this book if you want to understand the science behind weight gain and what you can do about it.

Nov 16, 2016

This is the most important book I have read in recent memory. If you are someone who has tried diets and not had lasting success this is the book you want to read. You will understand how the food pyramid was developed, why we have believed carbs are good and fats are bad for our health, why weight loss diets fail (pick a diet, any diet), and most of all what to do about it. You will understand what to do to change the outcome of your diet. I highly recommend this book.

Nov 04, 2016

Excellent Book. I have heard two interviews with Dr. Fung and said wow!

This is excellent read and explains a lot about nutrition and food.

Jul 15, 2016

Same old, same old...not much new information here...

Jun 20, 2016

Anyone even remotely concerned about weight loss would do well to read this book. Very well and clearly written with good, common-sense, and
research-evidenced advice.


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