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ashley d kasper

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  • Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robert H. Lustig
    • Narrated By Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
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    In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control. To help us lose weight and recover our health, Robert Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation.

    ashley d kasper says: "Changed the Way I Eat"
    "Changed the Way I Eat"
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    I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about nutrition, how the body processes food/nutrients/sugars, and is looking for more education as a whole on the subject. I will say the beginning was a bit slow and some parts got very technical for a listener who has no background on anatomy/ body break down structures. I listened to those sections twice to try to understand the material. Once I made it past those rough patches though, I flew through the book. This book changed the way I look at and eat sugar and processed foods. I am so conscious of it all in the grocery store now, so it has changed the way I shop as well. Would definitely recommend.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (5325)
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    (4507)
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    At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    Mehra says: "Nice! A guide on how to change"
    "Learn Through Example"
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    What did you love best about The Power of Habit?

    Great lessons. I love learning by example, however it should be mentioned that this book is a compilation of examples for which the reader can read through.


    Would you recommend The Power of Habit to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes. For anyone wanting to gain a greater understanding of habits and why we do what we do, and how to modify your habits from bad to good, this is a great read to get you started.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Habits are incredibly powerful and determine most of how you go about your day. You have bad habits and good habits. It is possible to modify bad habits to turn them into good, healthy habits, but it is tough. Habits linger and can be triggered. The key is to identify the trigger.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The End of Your Life Book Club

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Will Schwalbe
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (434)
    Performance
    (381)
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    >"What are you reading?" That's the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother.

    Mark says: "A good book, but not really for me."
    "A book lovers book"
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    Would you listen to The End of Your Life Book Club again? Why?

    I enjoyed the speaker and the story, but it could be a little sad/depressing at times. This may or may not be a good book for someone who is going through a similar experience with cancer or has a loved one with cancer.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Will Schwalbe? Why or why not?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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