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A well researched and insightful book on obesity from every angle.
The thin person who preaches discipline will gain compassion from Kolata's perspective, and the naturally large person will be empowered.
The only way a person can maintain a weight loss is to stay on a very restrictive diet permanently.
An exceptional read for anyone wanting to understand the science and sociological foundations of obesity and weight in the United States. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Glenys Buckingham
I really enjoyed reading Gina Kolata's study on dieting. She really did her homework! Another point that I valued in this book was that it lacked sensationalism. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Patricia M.
A well researched and insightful book on obesity from every angle. This book has made me think about this topic in ways I've never imagined.Published 10 months ago by Electra A. Govoni
I enjoyed the book how it structured the information about the study along with myths we have heard along the way about dieting. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Natalie
Having been on multiple diets most of my life, yet progressively gaining weight over decades, I was intrigued by the title of this book, "Rethinking Thin". Read morePublished 14 months ago by NHBunion
A must read for anyone trying to get solid facts on diet and health. This book cuts through all the nonsense of dieting and shows clearly that the diet industry is about money and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Sue R. Chenoweth
If you have ever dieted and gained the weight back, if everyone in yor family is overweight and you want to be the exception, if you think you have failed at life because you're... Read morePublished 18 months ago by grapecranberry
If nothing else, this book makes you stop and examine your pre-conceived notions about the "obesity epidemic" and demonstrates that the science of weight loss is not as... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Nick Trojan
Not what I wanted to hear, but still glad I read the book. It made me think of when African Americans struggled to pass as white because they lived in a society that didn't value... Read morePublished 19 months ago by brityank