Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession With Weight Loss
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She was the editor in chief of Nature Neuroscience, a leading scientific journal in the field of brain research. She received her undergraduate degree in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and her doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. SANDRA AAMODT, PH.D., coauthored Welcome to Your Brain and Welcome to Your Child’s Brain. Her science writing has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, El Mund
LODGE, professor at Columbia University Medical Center and coauthor of Younger Next Year “In this deeply researched book, Aamodt demolishes the conventional wisdom on dieting, building a compelling case that if we want to be healthier, we should diet less, not more. Essential reading for today’s weight-obsessed culture.” —TRACI MANN, PH.D., author of Secrets from the Eating Lab “This important book sounds a much-needed alarm about the long-term damage that dieting does to our bodies and minds. HENRY S. “Finally, a scientist who bridges the gap between the emerging behavioral theories of weight loss and our current disastrous attempts to diet our way thin! I can’t wait for this to be published so I can give it to patients.” —DR.
This book will transform the way you think about weight This is an amazing book. First of all, it is science based. It's not some guru telling you about what he thinks based on some junk ideas he came up with after meditating at an ashram somewhere. This book is based on actual science. Second, it faces the one fact that the diet industry and the food industry would rather kill themselves than admit - that dieting doesn't work, and if anything is actually going to make you gain weight. Fats Yamaguchi said Not Just Another Diet Book. This is the best book I have read on how dieting affects the human body. Aamodt, a neuroscientist, provides extensive data to support her argument that dieting usually backfires by triggering the brain's defense mechanisms and slowing metabolism. For most of human history, a dramatic reduction in weight signaled famine. Slowed metabolisms increased one's chances of survival. Aamodt argues this same evolutionary response often mak. "An excellent addition to the body of work regarding diets and obesity" according to southbaygal. Ms Aamodt assembles the most recent research into diets and the difficultly that most of us experience in losing weight and most importantly keeping it off in the long term. The primary premise of the book is Set Point Theory which is making a comeback. Set Point Theory states that all of us have a natural weight range that can fluctuate up or down by about 10 pounds. It is the weight we maintain with ease. Our personal Set Point
“If diets worked, we'd all be thin by now. In fact, a good predictor of who will gain weight is who says they plan to lose some. 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. ·The calories you absorb from a slice of pizza depend on your genes and on your gut bacteria. ·Most people who lose a lot of weight suffer from obsessive thoughts, binge eating, depression, and anxiety. So does the number of calories you’re burning right now. The real secret is that all of those things are likely to make you weigh more in a few years, not less. Weight shaming has the same effect on adults. Last year, 108 million Americans went on diets, to the applause of doctors, family, and friends. ·Fighting against your body’s set point—a central tenet of most diet plans—is exhaus