Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease
Robert Lustig’s 90-minute YouTube video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”, has been viewed more than two million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. In the late 1970s when the... show more
Robert Lustig’s 90-minute YouTube video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”, has been viewed more than two million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control. To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, Fat Chance debunks the widely held notion to prove “a calorie is NOT a calorie”, and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide.
Publish date: December 27th 2012
Publisher: Hudson Street Press
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Self Help
So, hmmmm... where to start? For the most part, I thought this book was pretty good. Chock full of great information about biology and genetics and how the body regulates weight, etc. There was lots of really in-depth, detailed discussions about hormones and environment and all the non-diet-and-exer...
A refreshing perspective to the thousands of diet and health books that are pervading the market. Lustig focuses on the ills of sugar, specifically fructose, and its devastating impact on our bodies. If there is one thing to take away from this book, it is to eat less sugar, and if you are going to ...
Lustig's writing style was easy to understand and read, which is something you don't always get when smart people write books. He also has a very good point... when he finally gets to the point.I was really interested in what he was saying for the first third of the book. As I kept reading, I kept ...
This was a great book about the hormonal chains and effects of eating, and explains it in ways that are both thorough and accessible. Some of the information I had read before in my obsessive reading about fat/weight loss, but here it was put together in a systematic way to make sense of what your b...