We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being
inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories
and exercise regularly, yet still the pounds won’t budge. Why?
In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a
groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones,
rather than a lack of self-control.
He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root
cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2
diabetes, and offers robust scientific evidence that reversing insulin
resistance is the only way to lose weight in the long term.
It turns out that when we eat is just as important as what
we eat, so in addition to his five basic steps — a set of life-long
eating 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.
Customer ReviewsSee All
I wasn't even halfway through this book before I knew, after years of searching, that I had finally found the answer. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I was finally going to not only lose all the weight this time, but keep it off. So far I am 47kg down. I still have a way to go, but is am past halfway. 😊
Dr Jason Fung explains, in very easy to understand terms, how the body works and how weight gain, and yoyo dieting (how I got to the size I did) is hormone driven caused by bad diet and eating too frequently.
If you are struggling to lose weight, please read this book. I wish everyone had this knowledge. Intermittent fasting is easy to do, and it works! An absolute must read! 💗
I thought I knew a fair bit about diets and nutrition, but this book goes so far beyond it. Easy to read, and easy to put into practice. I have already seen success after 2 weeks.
Excellent source to bust diet myths
Well-written and easy to read discussion on the western diet and the obesity epidemic. If you're interested in biology, and the history of nutrition, this is a great read.