Why Diets Make Us Fat - The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession With Weight Loss-logo

Why Diets Make Us Fat - The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession With Weight Loss

Sandra Aamodt

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"If diets worked, we'd all be thin by now. Instead, we have enlisted hundreds of millions of people into a war we can't win." What's the secret to losing weight? If you're like most of us, you've tried cutting calories, sipping weird smoothies, avoiding fats, and swapping out sugar for Splenda. The real secret is that all of those things are likely to make you weigh more in a few years, not less. In fact, a good predictor of who will gain weight is who says they plan to lose some. Last year, 108 million Americans went on diets, to the applause of doctors, family, and friends. But long-term studies of dieters consistently find that they're more likely to end up gaining weight in the next two to fifteen years than people who don't diet. Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt spent three decades in her own punishing cycle of starving and regaining before turning her scientific eye to the research on weight and health. What she found defies the conventional wisdom about dieting: ·Telling children that they're overweight makes them more likely to gain weight over the next few years. Weight shaming has the same effect on adults. ·The calories you absorb from a slice of pizza depend on your genes and on your gut bac­teria. So does the number of calories you're burning right now. ·Most people who lose a lot of weight suffer from obsessive thoughts, binge eating, depres­sion, and anxiety. They also burn less energy and find eating much more rewarding than it was before they lost weight. ·Fighting against your body's set point-a cen­tral tenet of most diet plans-is exhausting, psychologically damaging, and ultimately counterproductive. If dieting makes us fat, what should we do instead to stay healthy and reduce the risks of diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related conditions? With clarity and candor, Aamodt makes a spirited case for abandoning diets in favor of behav­iors that will truly improve and extend our lives. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

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7h 42m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:38


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:15


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:18


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:27


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:07


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:17


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:51


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:31


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:07


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:32


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:51


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:55


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:26


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:31