- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: Greystone Books; 1 edition (March 1, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1771641258
- ISBN-13: 978-1771641258
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (569 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss Paperback – March 1, 2016
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"Not only full of insights but also surprisingly funny. Read it to understand why the world became fat, how to reverse the epidemicand how to stay thin yourself."
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Dr. Jason Fung’s explanation of insulin resistance and the accompanying insulin model of obesity is original, brilliant and game changing.”
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A fantastic book that exposes some of the world's most pervasive myths about obesity and weight management. A must read for anyone interested in the science of diet.”
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"In The Obesity Code, Dr. Jason Fung triumphs in explaining the core underlying causes of obesity and manages to simplify it in a way that anybody can understand. If more doctors and people were able to understand these causes and implement Dr. Fung's actionable advice then we would be able to start reversing the obesity epidemic tomorrow."
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About the Author
Timothy Noakes is Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town, a marathon runner, and the author of the bestseller The Lore of Running. After discovering research supporting a high fat, low carb diet as the healthiest option for many people, he started the Noakes Foundation in 2012, and has dedicated his life to opening people's eyes to the myth of low-fat eating and the nutritional and environmental crisis it has led us to.
Top Customer Reviews
What makes this book and his lectures so valuable, is that he approaches everything from a medical model and shows why modern medicine is getting it all wrong.
He explains the process of glucose metabolism in a way I feel most lay people can understand. It's important for every overweight or type 2 diabetic to understand this process to better understand what they have been doing to their bodies...and unfortunately what we in medicine have been doing to their bodies.
What was most valuable to me was him quoting studies that are considered standards in the field of medicine...not studies on rats or studies that have 15 subjects...but studies conducted over years with thousands of participants...like the Frammingham study or the NHANES study. I had seen these studies in the most prestigious medical journals like JAMA...funny how some of the aspects of the studies that he cites just weren't included or stressed in the outcomes.
After going over all the metabolism...Read more ›
Dr Fung makes it clear that the calories in/ calories out model of weight management has proved to be a colossal failure, and explains why, covering the nuanced realities of hormones, fasting, carbohydrates, fats, sugars and sleep and the roles each plays in your health.
As a doctor myself specializing in weight loss, I too am deeply interested in the disconnect between calories consumed and body weight that seems to trap some people in a metabolic vicious cycle. So I find his focus on this topic fascinating. Particularly interesting are the arguments that lay out why we were wrong about the calories in calories out model and how human physiology seems to defy physics (but actually isn’t, as you’ll see).
Each chapter unfolds into a sensible, well researched, very well-reasoned and sometimes sobering discussion of a health topic.
▪ the heritability of (a tendency for) obesity
▪ The role of insulin in weight gain
▪ Benefits of fiber to gut health and how that translates to faster weight loss
▪ Probiotics—any reader interested in health should be familiar with this new field.Read more ›
Fast forward eight years. I fell of the low carb wagon due to work, kids, stress in general and quickly packed on 15 pounds (which is a lot for a 5'4" person). While eating low carb is fantastic, it does require a lot of time and money to prepare appropriate meals from scratch. I thought I could offset the lack of time in the kitchen with more strenuous exercise (HIIT, weights), but it didn't help at all. Then, even when I switched back to hard core low carb, the weight loss was very slow at best, and came to a stall after a few pounds, despite stepping up the exercise regiment. To say I was frustrated is an understatement. I tried to write it off as the inevitable mid-life spread, but was very depressed about it.
Then this happened: I went to see my parents and family who live in Germany for two weeks. During those two weeks, I didn't watch my diet at all, didn't exercise at all (except lots of walking), and I LOST 10 pounds! This frustrated me even more, because I could not make sense of it. I ate high carb, high fat foods and just walked around, and the fat melted off of me. When I returned to the States, I regained all that weight within a few months, and then some. I thought I was going insane.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If Dr Fung had the assistance of a writer, as he did in his later book, also published in 2016, he would have created a far more readable book. Read morePublished 54 minutes ago by J. O. Meadows
I definitely recommend this book for anyone who's tried all the diet plans and not had the success they'd hoped for. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by JCH
Contains many studies and verified information. It's not a book full of fluff. It is a somewhat intellectual and academic read but broken up well in chapters. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Sweeti2056
Really makes sense and is well thought out; well documented and changed my life - eating a completely different diet; have lost 16 lbsPublished 2 days ago by jkjdkc
I found this book to be disappointing. After wading through a long and often repeated history of obesity research, Dr Fung's solution is every other day fasting. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Cynthia
This book certainly explains why some of us have such a propensity towards obesity. Great book.Published 2 days ago by Auntie Lulu