If you've ever struggled with losing weight and keeping it off, I don't have to tell you it's a challenge. You already know.
What if losing weight could be as easy as flipping a switch? I know that sounds incredible. But now there's an abundance of research telling us that may be possible. In his new book, The Fat Switch, Dr. Richard J. Johnson, presents news-breaking, science-based studies that will reverse current thinking on both the cause and treatment of obesity.
And by looking at why people gain excessive weight, Dr. Johnson has discovered why obesity is so hard to treat, and why so many people lose weight only to rapidly regain it. Based on his breakthrough research, Dr Johnson provides a detailed plan on how to prevent weight gain and to lose weight. He also lays out how this research will soon result in treatments to end obesity, something that has been the Holy Grail for those suffering from being overweight.
In a nutshell, this is what he's uncovered from decades of research: Those of us who are obese eat more because of a faulty "switch" and exercise less because of a low energy state. If you can learn how to control the specific "switch" located in the powerhouse of each of your cells, the mitochondria, you hold the key to fighting obesity. So, if you've noticed you have less energy, tire more easily with exercise, or struggle to burn fat, take heart. We now know the reason why. And in just a few short moments, so will you.
©2012 Richard J. Johnson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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"Want to understand weight gain?"
By far the best I have listened to thus far - though I just started listening... I will say it is the best book to start your weight control education - I strongly suggest this book as the first book to listen to/read, before you decide on which diet program/plan you start.
Keto Clarity, Fat Chance, Sweet Poison, Lowe Carbohydrate Living, Ketone Power, Lipid Biochemistry to name a few... Whitewash is another EXCELLENT resource. (just wish it was in Audio.)
The truth to weight gain, and how to review your eating habits, in order to get control of it.
I wish I would have listened to this book before I spent money on others - it would have saved me a lot of time and money by focusing my education. I have read several books regarding how to best lose weight and why their way was the best way. Of course I was seeing results with their plans, but I found myself limiting my food choices to a very small set, and left me wondering why I had to limit myself. I started looking at various textbook, including biochemistry and quantum chemistry, to discover why foods caused my body to react a certain way, and what options I had to tweak my food intake to increase my selections, without detrimentally impacting my goals.
"Before its time"
The revelation and relevance of fructose as the sugar that turns on the fat switch and how our modern food supply is preparing us for hibernation rather than sustaining us for ideal health.
Fructose is the bad guy, Just wait. It won't be long and everyone will be talking about good sugars and bad sugars in the same way as good and bad fats are becoming familiar to us now.
He struggles with some of the biochemical terms but it's no big deal.
It is a work of non-fiction and as such, was an eye-opener in so far as the new insights and discoveries presented and how they extend the field of nutritional science into new areas of knowledge.
The major omission is the relevance of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories which moderate insulin and leptin resistance, ameliorate metaflammation and have a significant influence on nutrition as well as improving the success of low carb, high protein dieting regimes.
"Not a diet book; rather a history of sugar"
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the depth of detail the author has on the subject of sugar and how it can seriously destroy a society. Loved all the detail of animals as well
My first by this author
I thought the reader was excellent
The entire book was moving
Whilst not a diet book, I've completely changed my eating habits since reading the fat switch, to the benefit of my waistline!!
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