Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat

Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat

And the 101 Truths That Will Save your Waistline--and Maybe Even your Life

Book - 2009
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In "Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat," Dr. Snyderman reveals exactly why diet myths and other bogus ideas get in the way of what should be the simple and even joyful endeavor of reaching and maintaining your ideal weight. In their place, she reveals 101 surprising truths--muscle doesn't weigh more than fat, you can eat after 8 p.m. and not gain weight, you can eat dessert for dinner when on a diet, and 98 more. Slimming down and getting healthier doesn't have to be about deprivation or superhuman feats of willpower.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2009
Characteristics: x, 292 p. ; 25 cm
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307406156
Call Number: 613.25 SNYDERMAN


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LadySugar May 16, 2014

look at the table of contents, identify the myth that holds you captive and then read the chapter. There is some good information to bust common diet myths. LIke other self-help books, look at what you want and apply it to your life but remember, you do not have to take everything from one book. Keep doing your own research.

ksoles Aug 20, 2013

In "Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat," NBC News chief medical editor, physician and author Dr. Nancy L. Snyderman examines prevalent beliefs about nutrition and describes how they stack up medically and scientifically. With its relaxed, conversational style, the book engages the reader even as it discusses the glycemic index, the pros and cons of diet drugs and the effects of hormones on weight.

Snyderman constantly emphasizes her thesis: calories count, regardless of their form. She offers simple ways to keep track of calories without feeling hindered and decries high protein, low carb diets, which work by restricting calories. Our bodies need carbohydrates to function, she argues; we shouldn't eliminate them from our diet. She also devotes a chapter to the important issue of body type, looking at the health risks connected with both both apple and pear-shaped bodies, and the divulging the kinds of exercise and lifestyle changes useful in paring down each.

Though she focuses on myths, the author also sprinkles her book with small boxes containing interesting and wide-ranging factoids she labels "truths." Ultimately, she provides sensible, non-revolutionary advice: follow a maintainable diet, be realistic about goals, seek support, keep track of what you eat and continue to exercise. Her easy-to-understand explanations and moderate, upbeat advice make this book worth a read.

This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. - BB 320 S 2009


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