Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones - in everyone - and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.
In this highly listenable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps - a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels - Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight - for good.
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Loved this book. Dr Fung used a lot of solid research studies to back up his claims and wrote in an interesting manner. When refuting current treatments of obesity, he didn't just say it doesn't work but he always gave research supported reasons why certain dieting does not work and then proposed a better solution. I am a big fan of his work in his clinic in Canada. What he says makes sense and could change how we treat Obesity. I waited a year for his book to come out and was not left unsatisfied. :)
I think Dr. Fung is on to something huge here. I'm sure his recommendations will be fiercely fought and debated by industry if this book hits the mainstream media. I can see these ideas becoming generally accepted in 5-8 years from now once enough people have tried and succeeded and put public pressure on government and health athorities to implement this knowledge.
I am not a doctor, nutritionist or science major. I'm just a middle-age female who has struggled with weight for the past 15 years. I have a genuine interest in biology, epigenetics, nutrition and disease prevention. I have literally read or listened to every single book published out there on those subjects. Some are good, some are bad. And all of them center around this false notion that eating the right amount or specific kinds of various macros are the key to losing weight. Don't get me wrong - some of those diets and eating plans work - in the short term. Once I even lost 30 lbs and found a love of trail running. But every single stinkin' time the weight loss would be only temporary, and it would come back on within months. I was the quintessential yo-yo dieter who people assumed went on ice cream eating binges when I definitely did not. No one ever explained set-point, or the reason why weight comes back. Dr. Fung explains the body's homeostasis so well and with such great analogies that it was like a big, bright lightbulb going off. I'm excited to begin a new journey of sustained weight loss. This time around, instead of cutting out entire food groups or focusing on macros, I bought a blood sugar monitor and will aim to lower my blood sugar and insulin levels by experimenting with the right foods and diet for me. I discovered that Greek Yogurt -- the supposed health food that almost every diet book applauds as being great for weight loss -- spikes my blood sugar (and presumably, my insulin) considerably. But a snack of Ezekiel bread and peanut butter (gasp... actual BREAD?) didn't affect my blood sugar much at all. After years of wondering if tweaking and lowering my calories by another 100 on My Fitness Pal app would help me break my plateau, I finally have real answers. (And for the record, Dr. Fung insists that answer is NO.) The narrator was fabulous, and all around I'm declaring that I don't need to listen to another weight loss book ever again. This is a God-send!
Well researched and explained. Current nutritional thinking and the studies it comes from, not a typical one dimensional diet type book.
Very informative, makes great sense. I read it in a day. Its a good reminder to eat only whole foods and new insight for me into intermittent fasting. I have always been afraid to fast for several reasons but will try now armed with this knowledge. Only negatives are that author repeats some things beyond need for comprehension and author is a touch dramatic in his reading.
Great book. Very informative. A must for diabetics. Get one for your doctor and make them read it. Insulin drives weight gain, wish I knew this as a kid.
Statistician, father, husband, Ending Aging enthusiast, Neil de Grasse Tyson fan, hoppy beer drinker, and mechanic.
I've tried many other ideas. This one convinced me. After trying a couple of days, I actually miss the way I feel while fasting.
Oh My Goodness!! This book was so informative. It truly has changed my life. I have already lost 5 pounds and have only been on the this life change for a few days. I feel empowered and the science he brings to light gives such understanding. You know that it is not just another fad diet but a way of life to rega
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I'll give it 5 stars if I can see the diagrams they keep referencing
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