Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease

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Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease

Format:  Hardcover,

320 pages

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publish Date: Dec 2012

ISBN-13: 9781594631009

ISBN-10: 159463100X

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"New York Times "Bestseller
Robert Lustig's 90-minute YouTube video "Sugar: The Bitter Truth," has been viewed more than three million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years.
In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control.
To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, "Fat Chance "debunks the widely held notion to prove "a calorie is NOT a calorie," and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide.

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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: Dec 2012
ISBN-13: 9781594631009
ISBN-10: 159463100X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 320
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.15
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 9.75 x 1.25

Chapter outline

Introduction: Time to Think Outside the Box
The Greatest Story Ever Sold
A Fallacy of Biblical Proportion
A Calorie Is a Calorie-or Is It?
Personal Responsibility versus the Obese Six-Month-Old
To Eat or Not to Eat? That's Not the Question
Gluttony and Sloth-Behaviors Driven by Hormones
Food Addiction-Fact or Fallacy
Stress and "Comfort Food
Chewing" the Fat
The Birth, Care, and Feeding of a Fat Cell
The Difference Between "Fat" and "Sick
Metabolic Syndrome: The New Scourge
The "Real" Toxic Environment
The Omnivore's Curse: Low Fat versus Low Carb
Fructose-The "Toxin
Fiber-Half the Antidote
Exercise-The Other Half of the Antidote
Micronutrients: Home Run or Hyperbole?
Environmental "Obesogens
The "Empire" Strikes Back: Response of the Food Industry
The Personal Solution
Altering Your Food Environment
Altering Your Hormonal Environment
Last Resorts: When Altering Your Environment Isn't Enough
The Public Health Solution
The "Nanny State": Personal versus Societal Responsibility
What Hath Government Wrought?
A Call for Global Sugar Reduction
Epilogue: Not a Top-Down but a Bottom-Up Movement
Acknowledgments
Notes
Glossary
Index

Book description

New York Times Bestseller

Robert Lustig’s 90-minute YouTube video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”, has been viewed more than three million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years.

In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control.

To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, Fat Chance debunks the widely held notion to prove “a calorie is NOT a calorie”, and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide.

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