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  • Why Diets Make Us Fat

  • The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss
  • By: Sandra Aamodt
  • Narrated by: Sandra Aamodt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

If dieting makes us fat, what should we do instead to stay healthy and reduce the risks of diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related conditions? With clarity and candor, Aamodt makes a spirited case for abandoning diets in favor of behaviors that will truly improve and extend our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I've read on health ever

  • By Alison on 11-17-16

Best book I've read on health ever

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-16

This book lays it all bare. I've read many other books on the topic of nutrition, obesity and cultural shifts in eating and weight, but this one ties so many other topics into one neat bow. Amazing.
I am a physician and found this eye opening.
I've decided to finally accept
Myself, live healthier and throw out the too skinny clothes. I love to exercise but found the intermittent fasting diet and most diets caused me to binge or because obsessed with garbage food. Seeing the financial and cultural pressure to be thin, I suspect this book will not make it to wide information as it should. It is frustrating but true, lasting weight loss is not realistic, but a better healthier life is.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,393

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

Fun variation on the zombie theme

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-30-15

A new way of seeing the zombie crisis as an evolution of sorts. Worth listening. Would make a great movie.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overwhelmed

  • Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
  • By: Brigid Schulte
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 253

According to the Leisure Studies Department at the University of Iowa, true leisure is “that place in which we realize our humanity.” If that’s true, argues Brigid Schulte, then we're doing dangerously little realizing of our humanity. In Overwhelmed, Schulte, a staff writer for The Washington Post, asks: Are our brains, our partners, our culture, and our bosses making it impossible for us to experience anything but “contaminated time”?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Depressing, Dreary Listening Experience

  • By Debora Aoki on 04-19-15

Reassuring and moderately helpful

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-15

I felt this book gave good insight into alternatives for our overwhelming lifestyles, but like most self help, making this changes is much harder. I did like the interviews with the Danish families.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The End of Overeating

  • Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
  • By: David A. Kessler M.D.
  • Narrated by: Blair Hardman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 792
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 396

The End of Overeatinguncovers the shocking facts about how we lost control over our eating habits - and how we can get it back. Dr. Kessler presents groundbreaking research, along with what is sure to be a controversial view inside the industry that continues to feed a nation of overeaters - from popular brand manufacturers to advertisers, chain restaurants, and fast-food franchises.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best 'NON-DIET" diet book out there...

  • By Deidre on 05-05-09

Really a fresh look at the subject

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-10

I reccomended it to patients whom it helped them to actually lose weight. Good especially for those with knowledge of evidence based science. Very well written, with a positive outlook.