The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss

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Greystone Books, Mar 3, 2016 - Health & Fitness - 296 pages
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Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.

In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.
 

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One of a handful of books I've read in my life that's worth re-reading to find new gems. I don't know that Dr. Fung has "the Answer", if it really exists, but his idea of obesity as a multi-factorial ... Read full review

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Excellent insight into the many factors causing obesity leading to T2 Diabetes, what to eat and when to eat for effective weight loss. . Highly recommended for those who want to understand the science behind the problem. I also recommend Dr Fung’s book on A Complete Guide to Fasting which delves further into the “How” if managing weight loss and obesity which also includes successful case studies of T2DM reversal.  

Contents

Whats Wrong with Our Diet?
5
How Obesity Became an Epidemic
9
The CalorieReduction Error
29
The Exercise Myth
48
A New Model of Obesity
69
Cortisol
89
Insulin Resistance The Major Player
107
The Social Phenomenon of Obesity
127
Carbohydrates and Protective Fiber
175
Protein
188
Fat Phobia
201
The Solution Chapter 19 What to Eat
215
When to Eat
235
Sample Meal Plans with Fasting Protocols
252
Fasting A Practical Guide
256
Meditation and Sleep Hygiene to Reduce Cortisol
266

Childhood Obesity
145
The Deadly Effects of Fructose
157
The Diet Soda Delusion
168
Endnotes
270
Index
303
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Dr. Jason Fung completed medical school at the University of Toronto and a fellowship in nephrology at the University of California. He founded the Intensive Dietary Management Program in Toronto that provides a unique treatment focus for type 2 diabetes and obesity. Dr. Fung lives in Toronto.

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.

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