The Economists' Diet

Two Formerly Obese Economists Find the Formula for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

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Combining the authors' personal weight-loss stories with their passion for economics, this bold new behavioral approach to dieting recommends micro habits and meta-rules that will enable dieters to control their impulses to overeat, approach food in a healthier way, and lose weight once and for all.

Chris Payne and Rob Barnett are two formerly obese economists who met while working at Bloomberg. They faced the same obstacles to healthy living that so many others face today: long hours, endless stress, constant eating out, and snacking out of boredom. When they finally decided to do something about it, they lost weight by applying what they know best - economics - to their waistlines.

The Economists' Diet outlines a straightforward, sustainable path for changing your eating habits. By combining economic principles, real-world data, and their own personal experiences, this guide teaches you how to control your impulses to overeat and learn how to approach food in a healthier way. Payne and Barnett provide simple solutions that you can use to achieve lasting results, without extreme dieting or giving up your favorite foods. By applying economic concepts, such as supply and demand, budgeting, and abundance, The Economists' Diet is a unique and effective way to lose weight - and successfully keep it off.

©2018 Christopher Payne and Rob Barnett (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Great Diet Book!

I just finished the book but started it over a week ago. Since I started the book I have begun to do the diet and have already lost 4.5 lbs. Their advice about feasting with fasting is awesome and really works well. As a businessman I really appreciate the comparison to money as it makes it so I understand it. Overall if you want a way to lose weight while not buying into those fad diets and without making you feel miserable and still getting to feast, then this is the book for you. Thank you guys!

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Great tips for making dieting easier

What did you love best about The Economists' Diet?

The micro habits make the diet simple (and maybe eventually easy) to follow. I wish these tips and the recipes were made available in a pdf for the audio book.

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Not substantive - Hard pass

The authors write of weight loss from an economist point of view. I found this approach to be uninspired and superficial. They uncover nothing new and rehash mainly things that have been said over and over. If you are going to do a book like this, there has to be something new and insightful -- that did not occur in this book. I give this book a hard pass.