Robert Lustig’s 90-minute YouTube video Sugar: The Bitter Truth has been viewed more than two million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years.
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, 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. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, Fat Chance debunks the widely held notion to prove "a calorie is NOT a calorie", and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide.
©2012 Robert H. Lustig (P)2012 Penguin Audio
This book was a little tedious at times, but that's why I chose the audio version. It has great facts and information, and helps us understand why we do what we do. Here's to a better future!
Plenty of books have laid out the grave flaws with popular nutritional thinking, and the agendized hucksters of the "No Fat, High Carbs (sugar)" diets. It's not fat or cholesterol that are making you fat, sick, and tired, it's sugar. This book lays out in devastating detail, what sugar and the processed food that you eat is doing to you, and how you're damn near helpless you are to stop it. You might as well face it, you're addicted to processed food and all the sugar it contains.
In case after case, Dr. Robert Lustig documents the factors that demonstrate the addictive power of sugar. He clearly lays out how the body's response to ever increasing doses of sugar change to make you feel that you need more. The myth that "A calorie is a calorie" also is put out of its erroneous misery in Dr. Lustig's analysis. A medium pear has 102 calories, while a homemade chocolate chip cookie has only 78. But the calories from the pear come with the secret that changes completely how sugar is processed in the body.
That secret is FIBER. The more fiber in the food item, the less negative effects its sugar has on your body. But fiber is destroyed as the original food ingredients are processed into bagged and boxed products. The longer the shelf-life, the more highly processed the product. Higher processing almost always translates to more added sugar and lower overall nutritional value. Dr. Lustig takes you on a tour of food labels, their hidden information, and the steps you MUST take if you want a chance to escape the sugar addiction and its virtually inevitable path to disease.
Death to sugar!
J'ai bien aimé l'information que contiens ce livre, il explique clairement pourquoi aujourd'hui la majorité des gens ont un problème de surpoid et comment s'en sortir. Beaucoup de termes scientifique par contre ils ont vulgarisés et bien expliqués. Certains chapitres sont un peu long où il parle de stratégie pour faire pression sur no gouvernements.
Je vous le recommande si vous voulez comprendre comment nous accumulons du poid et ce que vous pouvez faire pour le perdre définitivement sans l'achat de gaget miracle.
I learned so much about nutrition that I didn't know I didn't know. I think this book is a must read for all Americans and probably a good one for everyone else in the world too
As a physician, I am always looking for accurate and concise information to give my patients. This is by far, the best summary of all the studies of weight gain and loss as related to our diets that I have ever seen. He presents the data without bias and is thorough in showing both sides of all the issues in the great nutritional debate. The narrator was easy and pleasant to listen to and I felt like I could recommend this book to people of all education levels.
Well-presented, intensively researched, critical information for every American. Read it to save your life or the life of someone you love.
We need to remove this poison from the lives of our families and children's school. Clear scientific presentation of the health hazards of sugar. And a clear plan of action. You will want to take action after listening to this book.
The book could be shorter, but it gives really valuable information. I definitely now understand myself, how environment affected me (when I had too many kilograms, and when I became fit). It should be read by everyone.
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Very educational, entering & motivational. The narrator was perfect for this book. I would recommend this to everyone.
Excellent insight to what is one of the causes to the obesity epidemic across the world.
A calorie is not just a calorie
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A calorie is not just a calorie
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