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Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of Us | [Matt Fitzgerald]

Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of Us

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.
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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.

©2014 Matt Fitzgerald (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    dominik 09-16-14
    dominik 09-16-14
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Matt, he is a no nonsense, objective, kind critic of all the diet dogma out there.


    What does Stephen R. Thorne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He got some of the science terminology wrong, but other than that, he was a solid voice for a story of this type.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


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    robert Grand Junction, Virgin Islands (U.S.) 09-10-14
    robert Grand Junction, Virgin Islands (U.S.) 09-10-14 Member Since 2010
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    "tells us what we need to know"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Diet Cults to be better than the print version?

    yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Diet Cults?

    explains why people who diet don't lose weight


    What about Stephen R. Thorne’s performance did you like?

    very smooth


    Any additional comments?

    tells the truth that people do not want to face

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    "Simply fantastic."
    If you could sum up Diet Cults in three words, what would they be?

    insightful informative and good humoured


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    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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