Everything Fat Loss: The Definitive No Bullsh*t Guide
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by Stephan Guyenet
2M ago
Introduction Unlike many health-related books, Everything Fat Loss does not intend to present a problem and promote a new quick fix. Instead, the goal of the author, Ben Carpenter, was “…to bring together all the facts surrounding the most popular weight loss methods” to “…provide a thorough resource on all things dieting, fully backed up … The post Everything Fat Loss: The Definitive No Bullsh*t Guide appeared first on ..read more
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How Not to Diet: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss
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by Stephan Guyenet
6M ago
Introduction The stated goal of How Not to Diet is helping people achieve and maintain weight loss, with an emphasis on doing so in a healthy way. The book contends these two goals are highly compatible, stating that “The single healthiest diet may also be the most effective diet for weight loss” (Page 288).  To … The post How Not to Diet: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss appeared first on ..read more
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The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable
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by Stephan Guyenet
11M ago
Introduction Art and Science revolves around the benefits and practice of low-carbohydrate diets for prevention and treatment of obesity, metabolic syndrome, or type 2 diabetes. It’s intended for healthcare practitioners and a general audience, although it’s more complex than most general-audience diet books. It’s unique in that it’s written by two low-carb diet researchers with … The post The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable appeared first on ..read more
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Fast 800 Keto: Eat well, burn fat, manage your weight long-term
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by Stephan Guyenet
1y ago
Introduction Fast 800 Keto is the latest book by Dr Michael Mosley. The book is primarily a weight loss book, but it also suggests that weight loss will improve metabolic health. Fast 800 Keto firstdescribes how we got fat, in the chapter “How we got fat”. The book argues that weight gain is caused by … The post Fast 800 Keto: Eat well, burn fat, manage your weight long-term appeared first on ..read more
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Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease–and How to Fight It
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by Stephan Guyenet
1y ago
Introduction Written by Benjamin Bikman, PhD, Why We Get Sick posits that insulin resistance—defined as a reduced response to the insulin hormone—is the root cause of most chronic diseases. The book argues that insulin resistance is a hidden epidemic: most people have it but many health professionals are still unaware of its importance (pages xv/xvii). … The post Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease–and How to Fight It appeared first on ..read more
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The Proof is in the Plants: How science shows a plant-based diet could save your life
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by Stephan Guyenet
1y ago
Introduction The Proof is in the Plants by Simon Hill was not on our radar until recently, when its review was funded during Red Pen Reviews’ most recent funding drive.  The book recommends a whole-foods plant-based diet to maintain a healthy body weight, and to reduce the risk of disease (the text focuses on cardiovascular … The post The Proof is in the Plants: How science shows a plant-based diet could save your life appeared first on ..read more
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The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World
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by Stephan Guyenet
1y ago
  Introduction The Pegan Diet argues that poor health and disease are the result of low quality diets. The book suggests that diets that are industrially produced, refined and processed are nutrient depleted. These diets damage both our bodies and the environment. The Pegan Diet states that current medicine is failing as it tries to … The post The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World appeared first on ..read more
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The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong–and How Eating More Might Save Your Life
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by Stephan Guyenet
1y ago
Introduction The Salt Fix claims that national and global dietary guidelines to restrict salt intake are unsupported by scientific evidence and go against our knowledge of salt and the human body’s evolved natural need for salt. The book begins by arguing that our pre-human ancestors and populations in the 16th through 19th centuries were regularly … The post The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong–and How Eating More Might Save Your Life appeared first on ..read more
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