Why youve never been able to lose weight, and how that can change now Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormonesin everyoneand only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong 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 weightfor good.Fung zeroes in on why insulin resistance has become so prevalent and offers specific outside-the-box solutions that have emerged as the key to maximizing health."Jimmy Moore, author, Keto Clarity and Cholesterol Clarity...
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The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss Reviews
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This book was written by a Canadian doctor, a nephrologist in fact, who came to the topic by the way of treating patients for issues related to diabetes. I would highly recommend it for a couple of reasons. First, it gives a really good explanation of the all the hormones that impact blood sugar, hunger, saiety, metabolism, etc. And second it discusses aspects of nutrition that have been used to mislead consumers. Basically, food is big business, and those of us raised in the las ...more
I’m incredibly impressed with the vast amount of information and scientific studies. I appreciated the organized, detailed way Dr. Fung blasted through common weight loss and diet myths. It’s very refreshing.
This book should be the weight loss bible. Everyone who has stubborn belly fat or difficulty losing weight should read this book. It’s time for a paradigm shift. I had already been on the ketosis diet and doing intermittent fasting when I started this book. I’m astounded at the results afte ...more
A must read for anyone struggling with weight management. It provides a completely new framework to address and tackle the problem. The nice thing is that everything in this book is backed by scientific studies on humans and empirical results. I loved it!
I know a lot about dieting having done it for most of my life. I know that calorie counting does lead to yo-yo weight management and yet it is often the only option. Recently, I lost 25 lbs going back to Weight Watchers and now I am in the inevitable plateau with a few pounds creeping back up. This book was long, drawn out, and logical. If it hadn't been I might have rejected the ideas Dr. Fung promoted, especially the idea of intermittent fasting, something I have not been willing to think abou ...more
The Obesity Code is the 5th book in my non-fiction challenge for 2018. This book was very informative and interesting. It focused on insulin resistance being the trigger for those who struggle with weight loss- more in the long term than short term. It also touched on fasting and intermittent fasting and the pluses of that. Overall, it was an informative read.
I'm not at all sure how to rate this book. Overall, I think his argument that chronically high insulin levels cause obesity is probably true. But there are some logical gymnastics involved in this book, too. There was a lot of assertion that "calories don't matter" and "calories in/calories out" is wrong. But getting rid of snacks, as Fung suggests, will, for most people, automatically reduce calories. Replacing a piece of white bread and butter at dinner with steamed broccoli? Lower calories. F ...more
More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/The Obesity Code is a relatively brief and friendly discussion about the role of insulin control and how it affects weight. This isn't a diet book so much as a discussion on a more modern way to look at everything from fat to processed foods - and especially insulin control.
At its heart, it breaks down into five basic steps for weight loss: 1) reduce consumption of added sugars, 2) reduce consumption of refined grains; 3 ...more
I have a personal interest in this topic as I am in the process of losing weight myself and I have a maternal family history of diabetes that I am strongly fighting against developing. I will also say that I take most “diet” book with a grain of salt in that they tend to pick and choose their “scientific” research. Their “data” tends to be skimpy or non-existent.
I am really impressed with the extent of his research. I would say the last third of the book is footnotes and annotations to studies t ...more