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A fascinating insight into how our bodies function

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-20

The author explains why all diets fail and how our bodies are far more sophisticated than we ever gave them credit. The science is told in a straight forward, easy to digest (pun intended), non-technical way, presumably honed by extensive time spent in consultation with individuals who have been defeated by dieting. The mistake, it seems, is in treating our body as simple machines when our body's sophistication is reacting long term to what it sees as perceived danger and responding accordingly. The message is: follow the latest diet, and you are playing games with your body at your waistline, and health's peril. You get an understanding of why humans have survived so long throughout history.

I'd recommend this book to everyone because even if they are following the recommendations of the author by accident or by good habits, they likely know someone who doesn't. It will alter anyone's perception of overweight people, struggling with their weight or trying to diet and failing. It certainly has for me: highly recommended.