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Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Dr. Michael Roizen and preventive medicine specialist Dr. Michael Crupain reveal how the food choices you make each day - and when you make them - can affect your health, your energy, your sex life, your waistline, your attitude, and the way you age.

What if eating two cups of blueberries a day could prevent cancer? What if drinking a kale-infused smoothie could counteract missing an hour's worth of sleep? When is the right time of day to eat that chocolate chip cookie? And would you actually drink that glass of water if it meant skipping the gym? This revolutionary guide reveals how to use food to enhance our personal and professional lives - and increase longevity to boot. 

What to Eat When is not a diet book. Instead, acclaimed internist Michael Roizen and preventive medicine specialist Michael Crupain offer listeners choices that benefit them the most - whether it's meals to help them look and feel younger or snacks that prevent diseases - based on the science that governs them.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Michael F. Roizen and Michael Crupain (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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Interesting and valuable

The worst thing about this book - and it’s a silly mistake for the producers to have made - is that none of the 40+ chapters have titles! They do - but the producers haven’t listed them!

So it’s impossible to pick and choose / relisten to those chapters / topics that are most relevant to you. Which would make it an easier / more beneficial listen.

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Audible should provide a reading age with books

This book was well structured, with a basic proposal for when to eat.

Sadly the delivery is stretched over many hours as the author seems to have written for an audience with a short attention span and a fear of basic science.

It is evident that the author is intelligent but feels the need to hide this from the reader. Every time you think you are heading towards an interesting explanation, it turns instead to jokes and analogies based on American culture.

This is particularly frustrating when the sweeping statement (eg eggs and butter is bad for you) contradicts other current research. I have no doubt the author could be much more specific about the research and findings to help the reader compare with other findings. But the closest we get to a description of research is “they used fruit flies” and an interesting fact about fruit flies.

Loads of research is discussed, but never in enough detail to be useful. Then come the simplistic instructions on how to change your eating, presented not as principles but “leave 14 hours between eating”, which is fine if you are going to read one book and trust everything uncritically, but is a little flimsy when you have read the range of underpinning studies. It’s not wrong, but it is part of the story and doesn’t leave the reader any better able to understand it alongside other information; indeed the one-dimensional presentation leaves it apparently contradicting other examples of what the author is trying to get across.

It is written for a certain market, what a shame that Audible don’t have a way of telling the reader this before buying!

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a must listen

really interesting for everyone who are looking for a way to improve their health and wellness. new way of eating habits

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Tough to get through but good information. could have been a little shorter but the last 2 chapters were excellent so if you're struggling to finish just skip to them.

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Goldmine of Nutritional information

Can’t put this audiobook down, highly recommended anyone to give this a listen if you have an interest in Health and nutrition . Especially when this can be listened to for free great audiobook 5*!

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what & when

very simple audible to listen too. great for beginners! if you take your food serious then this audible will help

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Thoroughly enjoyed this book!

I appreciate that some of this was in part repetitive but some thoroughly useful information shared and I’d listen to this again to write down some of those recipes. Thank you!

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Very simplistic

If you know nothing about food this is a good place to start. Aimed at a US market

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  • 10-02-19

Interesting, but Some Conflicting Information

Some of the conclusions are based on studies conducted on rats. The author briefly mentions the healthiest diet is one with no meat (vegetarian) does not go into this diet much. Great performance but some conflicting information within the book.

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  • Peggy Merkel
  • 23-04-20

Another Diet

Another diet book about joyless eating. (Dr. Oz style) Most people know what healthy food is or is not. But now they've added another twist to weight loss books: "when" you should eat it. If eating this way was the only way to longevity, I'd rather die younger.

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  • Jennifer
  • 20-10-20

if you enjoy only eating for survival

this book is a blueprint for how to eat for survival alone. If you enjoy food, you won't enjoy this book. At one point he says "find something you like to eat and eat it every day." I don't care if I live to be 150 on this plan, eating for survival alone is depressing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-03-20

Awesome info!

i love how it was presented and the whole content, totally makes sense, and i will be doing a huge change o f eating style... great read!

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  • BCal
  • 13-02-21

Boring

What to eat is boring. I got the idea early on in the book. It felt repetitive. There wasn't much I got out of it. Sorry.

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  • Eva H. Bleich
  • 13-04-20

Interesting book but....

While the information in this book is very good, the presentation is unnecessarily glib and condescending. It’s really unfortunate since I suspect that the “attitude” will undermine the importance of the diet that is being recommended.

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  • GangstaWaffle
  • 17-02-20

Good read for basics

For your reintroduction to eating simply, this book gives you the steps to start and ease your efforts to eating sensible eating using the sun (lol).

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  • Thomas
  • 17-12-19

Interesting advice but unnecessary long

It was some very interesting and valuable advice that the book gave in the beginning. But all the ensuing chapters of what to eat, when.... was quite boring. The book could have been two hours in total considering the main message.

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  • cookie mom
  • 12-10-21

Very informative

Tons of good information in this book! The PDF document is helpful too. I’m sad that he has so many bad things to say about eggs!

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  • ClintonJ612
  • 07-10-21

Another "MD" ignorant book with misleading stats

Although the book is likely meant to help people improve their health, it's full of biased misleading statements, that are obviously regurgitated from a med-school college textbook.

For example, red meat < chicken & fish (vague statement with several studies proving this is FALSE).
Or "only have 1 egg-yolk a week"...... which drives me crazy, but I cannot express how wrong that statement is without being rude and disrespectful to the Authors, so I'll leave it at that.

If you're looking for a book to help you get through a college nutrition class based on 1990's biased study’s, this book will probably help you.
If you're looking for a book to be healthier and more knowledgeable about what you eat, I'd recommend picking something else.