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The Fat Switch | [Richard J. Johnson MD]

The Fat Switch

If you've ever struggled with losing weight and keeping it off, I don't have to tell you it's a challenge. You already know. What if losing weight could be as easy as flipping a switch? I know that sounds incredible. But now there's an abundance of research telling us that may be possible. In his new book, The Fat Switch, Dr. Richard J. Johnson, presents news-breaking, science-based studies that will reverse current thinking on both the cause and treatment of obesity.
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If you've ever struggled with losing weight and keeping it off, I don't have to tell you it's a challenge. You already know.

What if losing weight could be as easy as flipping a switch? I know that sounds incredible. But now there's an abundance of research telling us that may be possible. In his new book, The Fat Switch, Dr. Richard J. Johnson, presents news-breaking, science-based studies that will reverse current thinking on both the cause and treatment of obesity.

And by looking at why people gain excessive weight, Dr. Johnson has discovered why obesity is so hard to treat, and why so many people lose weight only to rapidly regain it. Based on his breakthrough research, Dr Johnson provides a detailed plan on how to prevent weight gain and to lose weight. He also lays out how this research will soon result in treatments to end obesity, something that has been the Holy Grail for those suffering from being overweight.

In a nutshell, this is what he's uncovered from decades of research: Those of us who are obese eat more because of a faulty "switch" and exercise less because of a low energy state. If you can learn how to control the specific "switch" located in the powerhouse of each of your cells, the mitochondria, you hold the key to fighting obesity. So, if you've noticed you have less energy, tire more easily with exercise, or struggle to burn fat, take heart. We now know the reason why. And in just a few short moments, so will you.

©2012 Richard J. Johnson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    What made the experience of listening to The Fat Switch the most enjoyable?

    The revelation and relevance of fructose as the sugar that turns on the fat switch and how our modern food supply is preparing us for hibernation rather than sustaining us for ideal health.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fructose is the bad guy, Just wait. It won't be long and everyone will be talking about good sugars and bad sugars in the same way as good and bad fats are becoming familiar to us now.


    Have you listened to any of Brian Holsopple’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He struggles with some of the biochemical terms but it's no big deal.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It is a work of non-fiction and as such, was an eye-opener in so far as the new insights and discoveries presented and how they extend the field of nutritional science into new areas of knowledge.


    Any additional comments?

    The major omission is the relevance of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories which moderate insulin and leptin resistance, ameliorate metaflammation and have a significant influence on nutrition as well as improving the success of low carb, high protein dieting regimes.

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    Amazon Customer Palo Alto, CA 12-19-13

    Silicon Valley Realtor, and avid reader and listener! Thanks, Audible for all the hours together!

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    "Not a diet book; rather a history of sugar"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the depth of detail the author has on the subject of sugar and how it can seriously destroy a society. Loved all the detail of animals as well


    Would you be willing to try another book from Richard J. Johnson MD? Why or why not?

    My first by this author


    Which character – as performed by Brian Holsopple – was your favorite?

    I thought the reader was excellent


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

    The entire book was moving


    Any additional comments?

    Whilst not a diet book, I've completely changed my eating habits since reading the fat switch, to the benefit of my waistline!!

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