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  • The Diet Myth

  • The Real Science Behind What We Eat
  • By: Tim Spector
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

We are all increasingly bewildered by the simple question of what to eat. Despite advice from experts, governments and dieticians about the dangers of too much fat, sugar, protein and lack of exercise, our nutrition - and the global obesity crisis - is getting worse. Why can one person eat a certain meal and gain weight and another eat exactly the same food and lose pounds? Genes provide part of the answer, but we have been overlooking one vital aspect of diet that lies within us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally

  • By David Jackson on 04-02-16

Easy listening on a complex and totally new subject to me.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Nice voice and well explained. Like most other people I’d not thought much about gut and body bacteria. What an eye opener on how so many of us as the public and medics and nutritionist are getting it wrong.

  • The Obesity Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
  • By: Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658

We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise regularly, yet still the pounds won't budge. Why? In this highly enjoyable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones, rather than a lack of self-control. He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb and a Game Changer.

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-18

Accidental dieter. Wales

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-05-18

As a man of just gone 50 that has just about got over the delusion that he’s a “sportsman” even though he’s not done anything much more than a strenuous walk or a trekking holiday for the past 20 years. The last time I took an interest in diet was when I was trying to put on weight in my teens and 20’s. Since quitting rowing due to back trouble I guess I’m about average in putting on a stone of weight (14 lb) per decade.
Starting yoga and realising I was wheat intolerant a few years ago meant I lost a couple of stone that year. That is a rough estimate as you get to the stage when u don’t want to weigh yourself anymore and I discovered my scales were out by 10lb when I threw them away.
2018
My goals for this year was sorting out my sleep and becoming a yoga teacher, and while downloading books I came across the obesity code. It’s still the best diet book I’ve heard. Blowing the diet myths out of the water. Everything backed up with statistics and scientific research from all over the world and through the centuries.
I’ve downloaded a dozen or more books on diet, nutrition and fasting since and this is still the best. I was so inspired after listening to the Obesity Code that I immediately went on a 3 day fast. I had a big annual dinner on Wednesday night so I stopped eating on Sunday. On Wednesday morning I was 6 lb lighter that Monday morning. And only 2 lb heavier on Thursday morning after 4 courses including cheese and crackers. And about 3 pints of beer and a bottle of wine.
Since then I’ve only done the 18 or 24 hour fasts, just eating once or twice a day. I haven’t eaten breakfast since. But hit a bit of a plateau just 5 lb off my target of 200 lb.... my weight at 19 half way through my first year a university, 15 lb lighter than when I finished my masters, 30 lb lighter than when I quit rowing and I’m guessing about 60 lb lighter than my peak weight at age 47.
So I decided to do a 5 day fast. This time not cheating by having beer some nights. My entire weight loss over the last 3 months has been while only reducing my beer consumption by about 25%. The downside of living a few hundred yards from one the best pubs in Britain.
Monday 206 lb decided to finish the veg in the fridge with green chicken curry. One big meal. Too big. But at least I had no beer.
Tuesday. Made my first bone broth.
Wednesday. Felt a bit light headed and tired occasionally and felt more hungry for longer than I had in a long time. Couple of pints of bone broth along with tea and lots of water.
Thursday. 200 lb exactly. Felt amazing all day got up at 5.40 which would normally require someone putting a gun to my head.
Was tempted by my daughter who made a trifle today. Had a couple of teaspoons to taste it. ... the best trifle I’ve ever tasted.
Friday 197 lb. this morning. That is insane !!! Must be a bit dehydrated woke up thirsty and had finished the glass of water I’d taken to bed.
25th May 2018
Thanks Jason fang for giving me and the world the knowledge and skills to take control of their weight and lives. 😃


  • Why We Sleep

  • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
  • By: Matthew Walker
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,818
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,453
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,403

Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Discouraging for insomniacs

  • By Aviation buff on 11-08-18

Facinating and useful

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

Reviewed: 20-01-18

Sorting out my sleep patterns has been my main New Years resolution as I have come to the conclusion that most other things in my life will improve greatly once this is achieved.
But I hadn't realised the vast catalogue of problems sleep deprivation is causing in the developed world. And that almost all of us will be suffering from it to some degree.
This book is both very interesting in explaining the mechanism of sleep, and everything in our modern lives that have an influence on the quality of our sleep.
Concluding with a comprehensive list of everything we can do to free ourselves from the misery of tiredness and under performance in the day and sleeplessness at night.
I'm going to listen again. And this time I'm taking notes.

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  • A Life Worth Breathing

  • A Yoga Master's Handbook of Strength, Grace, and Healing
  • By: Max Strom
  • Narrated by: Max Strom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

We can do more with this life. We all know it, we all wish for it, but just how to do itthat eludes us. In his new book, A Life Worth Breathing, internationally renowned yoga teacher and spiritual philosopher Max Strom shows us the way. His groundbreaking book reaches past expected dogma in a language that is vital, inspired, and accessible. Strom leads us on a journey of self-discovery as we excavate our past in order to have a better understanding of our present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Debra on 14-07-14

Full of calm intelligent wisdom.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-18

Have you ever made the same New Years resolutions or had the same advice given to u over and over, but let it wash over u, or forget about them after a week or 2 ?
As someone just turned 50 and as someone training to be a yoga teacher, maybe I’m just primed to receive the message in this book. But it seems to me to make so much sense explained with such calm authority. Much of what is in this book maybe something you have heard and ignored a thousand times before, but this book may give you the Eureka moment that changes your life. Making you go on to explore deeper into the Yoga lifestyle that you never knew was there.
I really think this is a life changing book. I’ve listened to it 3 times In 3 days. And I think I will still be listening every night at the end of the month. A feast for the Head, heart and soul.

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