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America’s ever-expanding waistline: We see it, we hear about it, and we worry about it! But can anything be done about it?
We know all the usual suspects: red meat, dairy, white flour, refined sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, a lack of exercise, too much television, and the list goes on, and on, and on….
It seems simple! Right?...Not really. There’s a lot more going on below the surface when it comes to what America is eating for dinner (and breakfast and lunch and in between).
The Weight of the Nation digs deep to uncover what’s going on in our minds, in our stomachs, in corporate America, on our farms, and in society’s overall love of food.
The solution to America's obesity epidemic will not come from quick-fix diets or a new national obsession with working out.
The answer will only come from learning more about how our bodies conserve energy, why we seek out and consume certain foods, and how our world compels us to eat a lot more and move a lot less--than we should!
The Weight of the Nation provides you with all the tools you need—and gives you the power to better understand your relationships with food and physical activity--so you can change the way you eat and move for the rest of your life.
Very informative book... I have been doing the Shaklee 180 program and have lost 30 lbs... now I'm on maintenance...1 year since I started..... Read morePublished 2 days ago by jim robinson
This book was recommended by my Health Promotion Strategy class and I was happy to obtain it. Interesting reading here!Published 18 months ago by Anne
Guess what? America is fat. I'm sure that a part of you already knows this just by walking down the street, shopping at your local stores and malls, going to movie theaters, and... Read morePublished 20 months ago by M. Mierendorf
The information in the book is the reason kids should cook in school and the value of "home economics" classes is illustrated. Read morePublished 20 months ago by MS FACS teacher
Pardon the pun, but this book provides the skinny on weight loss.
After presenting an overview of the current obesity epidemic (did you know over 2/3 of American adults... Read more
Was in hopes it would be like documentary and have the peoples stories they interview and used for the HBO, but did not so disappointed.Published on June 2, 2012 by angel
...because there is nothing new. It seems as if all these folks just read and re-write each others' books. Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by Steve