Glenn A. Gaesser
free download Î eBook or Kindle ePUB æ Glenn A. GaesserAscinating troubling readin the end the author makes a data driven case that it is healtheir to stably maintain than 1 to ever EVER diet and than 2 the lose gain lose gain lose weight cycle which is critically dangerous for overall healthpretty eye openingwe ve been increasingly hearing people talk about fat acceptance and abandoning diet culture and learning to eat intuitively this book provides the science nderpinning those arguments and so is a must read for anyone wishing to seriously and critically evaluate any regimen s health claims Fascinatingbecause it first bashes the weight loss industry for making you believe that you need to lose weight and then offers a weight loss plan What a douchebag It wouldn t be much of an overstatement to say this book is changing the way
I Feel About Myself For The Betterfeel about myself for the better ve done a fair amount of research on Leaders Eat Last updated studies than the ones mentioned here and the evidence as best I can tell as a layman seems to holdp Glenn has a higher degree in exercise physiology and is rigorous in backing p his assertions in this book He talks about how most of what we think we know about food exercise and body weight are wrong It only gets 3 stars because a by now some of the science is outdated and b he comes really close to a Health at Every Size stance but then includes some diet like plans that could be triggering for some folks who are trying to overcome the weight loss dieting mentality I originally read this book for my niversity class Nutrition and Exercise Science much complex than it sounds and decided to reread it I believe this book should be reuired reading for any one in my fields dietetics and exercise science Too many people think health is defined by size whereas this book shows it is a healthful consistent diet and exercise but not the hard core exercise everyone thinks of I recommend this book to anyone that has ever dieted or considered it or has someone they care about that has done so It is amazing all the stu. T is harmful and presents scientific evidence of the benefits of body fat In addition Gaesser presents a “2020 program” for achieving optimal health and metabolic fitness through 20 minutes of daily moderate exercise and .
Overall I thought this was a very informative book It got a little bit overwhelming at Times With All Of The with all of the cited but it was great that the author had the research to back
up his factshis facts also offered a good solution at the end for being healthy that doesn t put the focus on losing weight but on exercise
And And Watching Fat Intake I Learned A Lot Fromand watching fat intake I learned a lot from book and will look at diets differently from now on This book should be reuired reading for everyone American schools should teach it It contains so much great science Fat IS NOT nhealthy Fat IS NOT nfitI do have a few criticisms One the author focuses too much on blood pressure and cholesterol as indicators of health as opposed to how people feel in their bodies Two and as a result of number one in the last third of the book the author heavily recommends a regimen of restrictive eating a diet where a maximum of %20 of calories consumed come from fat Now this author cites loads of science about how dieting can cause disease and weight gain but none about restrictive eating which has similar effects These criticisms are fairly negligible though compared to how much great information there is in the text There is a surprising amount of science about how weight loss is dangerous and obesity can be protective in many conditions God bless you Dr Gaesser for standing Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution by Francis Wayland and Richard Fuller up and telling the medical community ands that it s much healthier to be active eat right and be fat than to be thin at any cost I watched my mother yo yo diet for most of her life only to see her die from complications likely created by that yo yo dieting Any time a doctor tells me I just need to lose weight in spite of my excellent blood pressure blood sugar readings and cholesterol levels I will tell that doctor to read this book Enough of the tyranny of weight over fitness a fascinating reexamination of the biological conseuences to being overfat and of yo yo dieting the conclusions here fly in the face of all popular wisdom on health and weight a In this authoritative easy to read book Glenn Gaesser an exercise physiologist challenges the conventional wisdom that excess body fat poses a danger to health He explains that it is the fat in your diet not your weight tha. ,
Dies that are out there that no one pays attention to There Are Many Many Things many many things loved about this mainly that Gaesser takes a completely empirical approach to examining the fat phobia currently afflicting most of America health professionals included The data is in fact ite damning of this panicked and moralistic view of excess weight Have your doubts See this peer reviewed summary of the main points I also really like his completely sane and actually achievable recommendations regarding physical activity which can be boiled down to the idea that activity in the broadest sense even at low levels and broken into short spurts throughout the week is what is beneficial not sweat drenched workouts that take place at a fancy gym nder the watchful eye of a personal trainer ButBUTdespite the fact that Gaesser is eminently reasonable about so many things he ends his book by making recommendations albeit reasonable about a relatively low fat approach to food And that s my problem It s a diet in sheep s clothing My bias is that I think that someone who works to become a reasonably effective intuitive eater can and will learn to eat food that averages out to be healthy enough over time but as a result of having and listening to their actual appetitive rges as opposed to top down self regulation My bias is also that that s the most compassionate way to achieve long term goals for those who choose to make them for themselves Despite the BUT this was still well worth reading Excellent book I d give it 5 stars but am deducting one for the last third of the book which I recommend people ignore The last section is a diet plan that Gaesser s original publisher insisted be included to supposedly make the book marketableand which is contradicted by the first two thirds of the bookBig Fat Lies presents research indicating that mainstream beliefs about the relationship between weight and health are wrong and that weight loss dieting can harm health Highly recommended except for that last section. Complex carbohydrate eating plan This edition includes a new introduction and pdated research “Challenges the common beliefs that ‘thin is best’ and ‘weight loss improves health’ ” Pat Lyons author of Great Shape. ,