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Articulate, clear, a joy to read, this is a book that really needed written' Joanna Blythman, author of Swallow This
'Highly persuasive ... a radical approach to weight' Sunday Times
A practical, accessible guide to understanding the diet myth and the secret to lasting weight loss.
For over two decades, weight loss surgeon Dr Andrew Jenkinson has treated thousands of people who have become trapped in the endless cycle of dieting. Why We Eat (Too Much), combines case studies from his practice and the new science of metabolism to illuminate how our appetite really works.
Debunking the great myths of the body, and systematically explaining why dieting is counter-productive, this unflinching book investigates every aspect of nutrition. From the difference between good and bad fats to the impact of genes and genetic mutation on our weight and what happens to our hormones long after a diet ends, Dr Jenkinson explores the fields of agriculture, pharma, anthropology and medicine to uncover the truth behind our bad food habits and the escalating obesity crisis.
With a new chapter about the link between obesity and COVID-19, this incredible book will help you understand your body better than ever before.
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Fascinating science ... One of Britain's top weight loss experts
Cool, clear and highly persuasive ... a radical approach to weight loss
I would recommend [it] to anyone trying to lose weight. I would also recommend [it] to those who struggle to be kind to people with obesity
A compelling look at the science of appetite and metabolism
Debunks the myths around dieting and weight-loss
A refreshing antidote to junk public health diet advice. The current epidemic of obesity and diet-related disease is a legacy of catastrophic public health advice based on flimsy science. Dr Jenkinson takes-down this failed paradigm and replaces it with sensible, workable advice that reflects the sanity of new-wave nutrition thinking. Articulate, clear, a joy to read, this is a book that really needed written
Will engross anyone who has ever struggled with dieting, but you don't have to want to lose weight to read it ... If you do this then 2020 might be the year that you learn to understand your body
Dr Jenkinson wants solutions because he knows how recent and overwhelming the global weight problem is ... His key insight is that weight isn't chosen by our conscious mind. Our bodies are designed to keep our weight at a set point ... His message is for individuals wanting help, not industry or government, who may block their ears. It's one of enjoyment, not deprivation, summed up by "eat more, rest more" ... He promises no incredible solutions, no drastic fat loss, no scourging or short-term January misery, just a gradual improvement in metabolic health, weight and wellbeing over months and years. I hope he's listened to
Distilling what he has learned over decades of practice [...] in his book, Mr Jenkinson says a far better approach is to ditch the quick-fix solution in favour of an old-fashioned approach'