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Fighting Fat: Break the Dieting Cycle and Get Healthy for Life! Paperback – March 10, 2015
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Unlike some diet and fitness authors, Lamm doesn’t claim that his remedy is all that someone would need for long-term weight loss. Instead, he focuses on health in a way that’s designed to give readers insight into potential causes of their weight issuesgenetics, prescriptions, habitsand shifts them toward a more educated track. With worksheets for notes, information on surgery, and numerous references for further research, Fighting Fat arms a reader with an arsenal of helpful tips and insights. Foreword Reviews
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Dr. Lamm is the author of Spry Publishings Fighting Fat and Redefining Prostate Cancer.
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FIGHTING FAT, by Dr. Steven Lamm (plus psychiatrists and bariatric surgeons), introduces people to what is now called "obesity science," which explores the relationship between obesity (I still hate that word), the brain, genetics, human biology, and human sociology, especially in the U.S. where obesity has become epidemic and can lead to diabetes, heart disease, depression and a variety of other illnesses.
This book isn't the "same old, same old." It explains how fat cells work, why the body's metabolism actuallycan resist losing weight, how substances in the body work against your best intentions because, after all, we are descended from primitive creatures that cannot understand that weight loss doesn't mean incipient starvation.
FIGHTING FAT presupposes that you "give your doctor permission" to do more than say "diet and exericse," but to discuss your individual situation with him or her and work out a plan to restore you to full health. You may be one of the lucky ones for whom controlled portions of nutritious foods and regular exercise bring you back to where you want to be. But, if you're not, a number of other steps can help you -- from visits to gyms, therapists for depression, psychiatrists to prescribe medication and make sure it is adapted for your personal metablism, to embarking on a regime of diet medications that do not have bad interactions with the psychoactives, to various types of bariatric surgery.
NONE of these possible solutions is presented as worst-case or bad, but as a potential tool for helping you achieve your goal. After all, one size does NOT fit all.
The explanations are very clear, very objective and without a hint of condescension. Reading this book can make you feel respected and hopeful.
How can I be sure? Because after last time a doctor told me that he had a right to shame me, I switched to Dr. Lamm. For the past two years, I've been on this program. Through it, I've discovered my strength through physical therapy, lost the pains in my back and hips, and brought my cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar numbers down to levels I haven't seen since my thirties. I have dropped five pants sizes, two sweater, skirt and dress sizes, and my feet, wrists and hands have all narrowed. I'm even starting to see cheekbones.
Best of all, I have my self-respect back/.
FIGHTING FAT has one downside that could be resolved by a study and a second book. The regimen it outlines not only requires considerable outlay, but a location in whihc dieticians, physical therapists, doctors and shrinks can be found and specpialized meds can be ordered. Working to adapt this program both financially and in terms of medical resources to people in food deserts, rural areas and places where diabetes, asthma, obesity are rising to dangerous levels would be a great good deed.