I didn't read the print version however I had couple thoughts about buying the print version as well It's just some much good information.
Very good points,based somewhat by science.
I really recommend.
This book offered me scientific proof of the recommendations without being over technical. I would listen again to get even more clarification of the concepts, and a better understanding, and to remind myself of the things I want to try. I bookmarked sections to refer back to later.
I don't know that it could have been more enjoyable. There was enough science to make it believable, and enough normal talk to make it "readable".
It would have been too much information for me to digest in all one sitting.
I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to understand more about the body's ability to deal with food. It is interesting to learn about, and more scientific than I would typically want to read but worth every minute.
A real eye opener for what is truly causing obesity in America and the world, and what the makes of "food stuffs" don't want you to know. Contains a lot of science and fact but not so much to make a dull story. It will make you look at how you feed your family. Well worth the listen.
I picked this one up because the author popped up on NBC News one morning. I'm not sorry, but not thrilled either. There are a zillion of these what's wrong with America nutrition books, they all pretty much say the same thing in different formats. I did learn some things from Lustig, but I could have learned it from most of the other books as well. As for the politics and government activities thereof, must less of the industry involved, just say no. Trying to change either of those is a waste of opinion and print.
The science in the first 3/4 of the book is great. It backed up by personal experience and case study. If you hate science or get bored easy OR will never give up drinking yourself fat, skip this book. The book was great until I started to hear the opinion of this author.
He says 2 things in this book that really make me scratch my head.
1. expects the same government that created part of this problem to do an about face and fix it all and...
2. He gives the medical profession itself a free pass.
If doctors would learn something about nutrition and stop telling patience, "eat less and get more exercise" it would go a long way to fixing the problem. Hey DOC... I'm fat... If it was as easy as eat less and get more exercise, I would have.
I also fail to see how the federal government could help fix the issue. He talks about sugar being so addictive that the free markets don't apply to it. I say BULL... If the public knew how bad some of this stuff was for you they would demand a change.
If you are reading this book to lose weight, I would highly recommend that you also read "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. It will change the way you look at food, but it leaves the opinion out.
I'd consider the print version to be better
You get some laughs in the book
Big government left wingers
Author's desperate pleas for help from the government will go unheeded. Figment doesn't care about obesity. Politicians like it.
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I bought this book after viewing the lecture the author made. The video is on youtube. I liked the lecture and wanted to know more about his studies. The first half of the book had some new, interesting, and old information. I liked some of the examples and facts and he was very compelling. From time to time I noticed a pattern. This author weaves his politics into the book. This would be OK if it had to do with the subject at hand, but no, he just came off as being unprofessional in my opinion. He would continually prop up liberals and put down conservatives. The second half of the book he goes overboard. If you are going to buy the book, you should stop reading here since I might spoil it for you. He suggests you ID kids before buying soda. He directly and indirectly suggests the government should control the supply of food and restrict sugar supply. I even agree with him on sugar being a poison but his dictator like suggestions left me felling like I got slapped across the face. If your a hard liberal, pro huge strong government, you might actually like this book. If your like myself, bought this book because you wanted to educate and better your health, you might only want to read the first half. If you love politics read the whole thing. A much better book I recommend is "Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health" Its a much better book, very positive and full of facts. Gary Taubes also comes out as a much more likable person. I don't know what Mr. Taubes political affiliation is and when I buy a diet book, that is the way I like it. I will not be purchasing anymore books from Robert Lustig, in fact, I will return this one.
Take away this left politics and be more neutral.
Did not care much one way or the other.
Disappointment at first and anger when I got done reading it.
After reading the whole book, the very least I can say is not recommended.
Exercise, fat people!!!
The author is simply amazing, he gave so many real life case studies of obese and fat people whom despite being so obscenely fat just refuse to do anything about themselves, and expect the health care system to take care of their failing kidneys,livers and hearts. Did you know that most items you're surrounded with has estrogen? That means using Victoria Secret for your 4 year old will make grow her boobs
The victoria secret bath that grew the girl's boobs and the obese man who begged and got a new kidney only to come back within 6 months to replace it-AGAIN plus some additional pounds
Fat people beware!