From the national best-selling author of Racing Weight, Matt Fitzgerald exposes the irrationality, half-truths, and downright impossibility of a "single right way" to eat and reveals how to develop rational, healthy eating habits.
From "the Four-Hour Body" to "Atkins," there are diet cults to match seemingly any mood and personality type. Everywhere we turn, someone is preaching the "one true way" to eat for maximum health. Paleo Diet advocates tell us that all foods less than 12,000 years old are the enemy. Low-carb gurus demonize carbs, and then there are the low-fat prophets. But they agree on one thing: There is only one true way to eat for maximum health. The first clue that this is a fallacy is the sheer variety of diets advocated. Indeed, while all of these competing views claim to be backed by science, a good look at actual nutritional science suggests it is impossible to identify a single best way to eat. Fitzgerald advocates an agnostic, rational approach to eating habits based on one's own habits, lifestyle, and genetics and body type. Many professional athletes already practice this "Good Enough" diet, and now we can too - and ditch the brainwashing of these diet cults for good.
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Yes, it is a highly interesting, casually written metanalysis on a subject we all hold near and dear. Reading this book can help you get a bit closer to yourself.
Matt, he is a no nonsense, objective, kind critic of all the diet dogma out there.
He got some of the science terminology wrong, but other than that, he was a solid voice for a story of this type.
After Matt debunked veganism and fasting, it made me realize that I had some beliefs that I had given too much weight. I love that I had to change my view on these diets because of objective information.
I have read and tried every major diet book written in the past 30 years. Finally one makes real sense. I can live with this. Time to put these silly books away, dust off my old jogging shoes and get on with life.
Positive and rational information presented in a way for everyone to understand. It's not a diet book. It's not a lifestyle book. It's book of rationality, science and reason. It could save life however because so many people yo-yo and/or get stuck in a diet cult where it endangers their lives. This book may help!
This author starts off well, giving rich, historical history of the evolution of human diets - which were most successful, etc. However, he veers off into the land of blaming the victim, as others before him. Weight loss failure is due to poor motivation and will power. He ignores the major role that food manipulation and marketing/sales and availability contribute to the issue. Especially the role that dense calories and the intended mass addiction to sugar that has been imposed on the global community. If these issues are not part of the conversation then it's just a passive chat. There is no true enlightenment.
Fitzgerald knows his stuff and it makes complete sense for his reasoning behind all those diet cults and what not to do! Worth listening to for sure!
If you're like me, and have tried every diet under the sun to lose or maintain weight, you'll find this book interesting. It offers simple advice we've all heard, and debunks many fad diets that claim to be the best way to stay healthy or lose weight. I've been on one diet or another for most of my life, hoping to find the golden ticket, but listening to this book will simplify my approach in the future.
explains why people who diet don't lose weight
tells the truth that people do not want to face
I liked Matt's perspective, the takeaway being that "diets" are cult-like, and there is no perfect diet. Sensible, science based alternatives are proposed.
A bit less personal stuff would be good. His bias for "endurance athletes" like himself is annoying.
I love how Fitzgerald rips the most popular diet cults a new one using science and logic. A majority of the things I thought were truth my whole life turn out to be horrible opinions that became popular. I am glad science is able to debunk most of this BS. As an endurance runner myself, I trust Matt's writing. He explains things clearly and easy without boring me.
yes very much so
If you see a book that has Matt Fitzgerald as an author, then don't hesitate to read. I have yet to be disappointed with anything he has written. I am impressed every time I read or listen to his writing.
"would definitely recommend this book."
very good as a whole. loved the comparison with religions and the open mindness. I would advise to offer this to a friend.
"not bad. not great"
narrator was good. content was not to bad. could of been more scientific. I felt allot of the book was padding to get to the final three chapters. only a few instating points made earlier in the book with human adaptability.
insightful informative and good humoured
This is us excellent book exploring the psychology around food as well as the science and dogma. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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