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Why We Eat (Too Much)

The New Science of Appetite
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Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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For over 20 years, Dr Andrew Jenkinson has helped thousands of people to solve their weight problems. Looking at how we eat today, in this audiobook he explores why modern nutrition has failed us. Why We Eat (Too Much) draws on the latest scientific research on appetite, anthropological insights from food habits around the world and personal stories of healthy and lasting weight loss.

Learn:

  • How to avoid the negative effects of the food and pharma industries.
  • How diets actually work and how each food type nourishes you.
  • Why your hormones can cause weight gain and diabetes.
  • How to lose weight for good, without counting calories.
  • The real impact of geography and major life events on your body.

This audiobook is your one-stop solution to eating well and feeling more energised with no complications to your lifestyle. Jenkinson offers an innovative model for why we all should - and can - enjoy the benefits of dieting without enduring its downsides.

©2020 Dr Andrew Jenkinson (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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A ‘One Stop Shop’ To Understanding The Betrayal Set Upon Us By The Food, Pharmaceutical And Politicians; Also Some Scientists

This book and the underlying sources of genuine research cited within; alongside the publications by Gary Taubes and Professor Roy Taylor clearly demonstrate the way forward in sorting out the major health issues that have resulted from money driven misinformation fed to governments and policy makers. As a person that has tried to follow healthy dietary advice since the emergence of soft margarines in the late 60’s, I now realise that have been seriously misinformed by the key influencers regarding the way we produce, supply and consume food and pharmaceuticals. This book is an important piece of work, please read it.

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informative

narration excellent. content concise and precise. used great analogies to aid learning. sufficient information for a positive change to health

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thought provoking

May explain my dramatic weight loss which has occurred naturally during lock down (4.5stone) where I've cooked all my own food from fresh and cut out veg oil.

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Recommended

Great book, good clear and engaging presentation. The science is well explained. Lots of 'food for thought'!

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An interesting book that was easy to understand

I found this book very interesting. I particularly like the set point theory. Made sense to me.

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must read book for me

content made so much sense for how to eat I will be making changes to my lifestyle but they are not to hard to follow

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Completed in three days

I found this book as addictive as sugar! I knew only after sentences that this book would be very informative and supportive to my last few years opinions regarding diet and weight loss. With our bodies being the amazing creatures that they are it makes sense for them to have a balancing mode that has the ability to self regulate subconsciously. I can not emphasise enough how much you should read this book and try to follow its guidance and trust your bodies to do the work they are capable of. My only regret is that I had not know this throughout my life until now. I am so pleased that I can guide my family to understand the bigger picture. I just hope they listen and don’t get dragged through the same yo-yo diet lifestyle that I have endured for 30 years.

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Excellent overview and clear advice

Easy to understand and advice that can be applied. Well read with a nice balance between technical and non technical terms presented in an understandable manner

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So interesting!

This book has opened my eyes into the world of food and health. Very knowledgeable and factual, I’ve made some notes and I’m so excited to get started on my diet and lifestyle overhaul. Too long binging on sugary foods! Now I understand how the brain works, I can create new habits :)

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brilliant

from an educational point of view it is very informative and interesting. Really enjoyed it

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Eye opening

A must read if you want to understand the why behind weight loss and gain.