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Tip the Scales: Introduction to Body Weight

Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (253 ratings)

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Summary

Losing weight is one of the hardest things you can do and everyone seems to have a solution. There are new diets appearing all the time, new exercise routines, new technologies. So how do we know what to believe and why is it still so damn hard?

Scientist Dr. Giles Yeo helps podcaster and columnist Olly Mann separate the fact from the fiction. Olly tries to figure out why he’s still fat and what he can do about it. They look at the latest science: how genes can affect our weight, how our brains are telling our bodies to keep that fat, and why proteins make you feel fuller for longer. Along the way we’ll also hear about Jane Fonda’s role in the exercise boom of the 80s, 19th century fat-zapping corsets and when chewing was in vogue.

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It’s not all my fault!

This is a fascinating and engaging podcast for anyone who has had a struggle losing and / or
maintaining a healthy body weight.
Somehow hearing that it is written in our DNA to want to eat all that delicious high calorie but very fattening foodstuff reduces the pressure of self blame that many of us label lack of willpower.
It also gives strategies that might help, bearing this information in mind.
It is presented in a really fun and engaging way and illustrates that scientists who should know better have exactly the same issues as the rest of us. A little gem.

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Non Biased insight into the fitness industry.

A fantastic non-biased insight into the fitness & weight loss industry through a purely scientific point of view with no sell on products.

A quick and revelant overview to show just how much effect what do you is having on what you want to achieve, and otherwise what to change.

Funny and humorous throughout, very engaging and educational.

Delightful narration and nice to listen to (whilst working out of all things!).

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Great informative listening

Good engaging listening with good information and facts. Would really recommend to friends and family

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Learned a lot

thank you for making this. I've learned a lot and have much to think about and figure out with my seemingly eternal struggle with my weight.

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Disappointing

While this podcast seemed to be going in the right direction for the first 3 episodes and made some interesting points, it quickly degenerated into your average ‘just be balanced and eat mostly plant based food’ advice. Nothing new here and somewhat biased towards a vegetarian diet. I wouldn’t bother.

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Yes. Go for it.

Very enjoyable, insightful and educational podcast. I would recommend it. that's top marks, guys .

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great listen

very interesting. it's had opened my eyes about things and maybe not be so hard on myself

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Good listen

love this collection from audible! easy listening and great information given, definitely worth a listen

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Wow, I learnt so much.

Was actually surprised that I enjoyed this. I comfort eat & am an older woman on a low income who has been overweight most of my life. This was Amazingly informative. Thank You.

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enjoyable and enlightening listen

enjoyable and enlightening listen. some very helpful tips on losing weight and why our bodies just dont want us to lose it