Why America's Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health
Author: Paul F. Campos
Category: Health & Fitness
An exploration of America's self-defeating war on obesity argues against the myth that falsely equates thinness with health and explains why dieting is bad for the health and how the media misinform the public.
Why do most diets fail? Why does one person eat a certain meal and gain weight, while another eating the same meal loses pounds? Why, despite all the advice about what to eat, are we all still getting fatter? The answers are much more surprising - and fascinating - than we've been led to believe. The key to health and weight loss lies not in the latest fad diet, nor even in the simple mantra of 'eat less, exercise more', but in the microbes already inside us. Drawing on the latest science and his own pioneering research, Professor Tim Spector demystifies the common misconceptions about fat, calories, vitamins and nutrients. Only by understanding what makes our own personal microbes tick can we overcome the confusion of modern nutrition, and achieve a healthy gut and a healthy body.
A Summary of the Medical Research on Diet, Health, and Disease Prevention
Author: Warren Peary
Publisher: Amer Inst for Abundant Living
Category: Health & Fitness
Summarizes the body of medical research on diet, health, and disease prevention. Sorts through all the contradictory dietary claims to show what research supports as being true and what are false claims being spouted in popular diet books. Shows what research proves is the kind of dietary pattern essential for long-term health and preventing disease and what causes disease. Gets the reader off all the fad weight-loss diet schemes which ruin your health in the long run. Sorts through claims about high-protein, low-carb diets, low-fat diets, healthy fats, meat in the diet, reversing heart disease, diabetes, obesity naturally
Do you have a certain amount of weight that you just cant lose? Have you ever set a goal to lose weight and were disappointed by the results? Did you know that exercise is not a requirement for weight loss? Have you ever wondered why some people maintain the same weight year after year while others continually gain? The concepts detailed in this book will answer your questions and provide a path to get you on the road to success. If you want to lose weight and havent had much success in the past, this book will be your game changer. You will learn to focus your efforts on proven techniques that will allow you to lose weight and keep it off. Prior to Winning the Diet Game, the weight loss concepts outlined here were not available to the general public. Thousands of people following these basic concepts have lost a minimum of 30 pounds and have kept it off for over 5 years. People who had given up on weight loss but are now following these proven scientifi c techniques are having more success than they ever dreamed possible.
What You Need to Know about the Raw and Living Food Lifestyle to Improve Your Health, Fitness, and Life
Author: Ruthann Russo
Publisher: DJ Iber Publishing
Category: Raw food diet
Raw food is not just a diet. It is a revolutionary philosophy. The purpose of this book is to introduce you to the revolutionary philosophy of raw and living foods by pulling together all of the components, including, but not limited to, diet, into one place. The book provides you with information to make a conscious decision about whether you will, or perhaps already have, incorporated any of the raw and living food philosophy into your own philosophy of living.
It has become popular to blame the American obesity epidemic and many other health-related problems on processed food. Many of these criticisms are valid for some processed-food items, but many statements are overgeneralizations that unfairly target a wide range products that contribute to our health and well-being. In addition, many of the proposed dangers allegedly posed by eating processed food are exaggerations based on highly selective views of experimental studies. We crave simple answers to our questions about food, but the science behind the proclamations of food pundits is not nearly as clear as they would have you believe. This book presents a more nuanced view of the benefits and limitations of food processing and exposes some of the tricks both Big Food and its critics use to manipulate us to adopt their point of view. Food is a source of enjoyment, a part of our cultural heritage, a vital ingredient in maintaining health, and an expression of personal choice. We need to make those choices based on credible information and not be beguiled by the sophisticated marketing tools of Big Food nor the ideological appeals and gut feelings of self-appointed food gurus who have little or no background in nutrition.
Antidotes Parents can Provide for Body Dissatisfaction, Excessive Dieting, and Disordered Eating
Author: Carolyn Costin
Your Dieting Daughter is a must read for anyone wanting to help contribute to a young woman’s development of a healthy self and body esteem, whether she is 13 or 30. Costin has updated the first edition of this book to reflect her 15 additional years of expertise on dealing with the tricky issues of body image, food, and weight in a culture that places an unhealthy emphasis on being thin. From aiding a young girl to lose weight for health reasons; to encouraging a young woman to accept her natural body size; to helping detect, prevent, and understand eating disorders, this second edition is full of practical and invaluable information. Chapters guide parents in the Do’s and Don’ts that will help a daughter to accept, respect, and care for her body. Readers will learn the importance of setting a good example and the critical need to take the focus from numbers and measurements - such as scale weight, clothing size, miles run, or sit-ups accomplished - to important goals like health, body acceptance, and finding physical activity to enjoy. Whether you are interested in being a good role model for you daughter, helping girls and women who are currently suffering from an eating disorder or body image issues, or raising the next generation of girls to value the size of their heart over their body size, this is a book not to be missed.