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~FREE EPUB ⚐ Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health ♽ 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 that is harmful, and presents scientific evidence of the benefits of body fat In addition, Gaesser presents a program for achieving optimal health and metabolic fitness throughminutes of daily moderate exercise and a complex carbohydrate eating plan This edition includes a new introduction and updated research Challenges the common beliefs that thin is best and weight loss improves health Pat Lyons, author of Great Shape It wouldn t be much of an overstatement to say this book is changing the way I feel about myself for the better I ve done a fair amount of research onupdated studies than the ones mentioned here, and the evidence as best I can tell as a layman seems to hold up. God bless you, Dr Gaesser, for standing up and telling the medical community and us 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 t God bless you, Dr Gaesser, for standing up and telling the medical community and us 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 Glenn has a higher degree in exercise physiology and is rigorous in backing up 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we know about food, exercise, and body weight are wrong It only gets 3 stars because a by now some of the science is outdated and b he comes really close to a Health at Every Size stance but then includes some diet like plans that could be triggering for some folks who are trying to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. a fascinating reexamination of the biological consequences to being overfat and of yo yo dieting the conclusions here fly in the face of all popular wisdom on health and weight a fascinating, troubling read.in the end the author makes a data driven case that it is far healtheir to stably maintain overweight than 1 to ever, EVER diet and than 2 the lose gain lose gain lose weight cycle, which is critically dangerous for overall health.pretty eye opening.we ve been increasingly hearing peopl a fascinating reexamination of the biological consequences to being overfat and of yo yo dieting the conclusions here fly in the face of all popular wisdom on health and weight a fascinating, troubling read.in the end the author makes a data driven case that it is far healtheir to stably maintain overweight than 1 to ever, EVER diet and than 2 the lose gain lose gain lose weight cycle, which is critically dangerous for overall health.pretty eye opening.we ve been increasingly hearing people talk about fat acceptance and abandoning diet culture and learning to eat intuitively this book provides the science underpinning those arguments and so is a must read for anyone wishing to seriously and critically evaluate any regimen s health claims There are many, many things I 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, quite 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 ph There are many, many things I 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, quite 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 under 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 urges 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 I originally read this book for my university class Nutrition and Exercise Science muchcomplex than it sounds and decided to reread it I believe this book should be required 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 ha I originally read this book for my university class Nutrition and Exercise Science muchcomplex than it sounds and decided to reread it I believe this book should be required 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 studies that are out there that no one pays attention to Overall, I thought this was a very informative book It got a little bit overwhelming at times with all of the studies cited, but it was great that the author had the research to back up his facts He also offered a good solution at the end for being healthy that doesn t put the focus on losing weight, buton exercise and and watching fat intake I learned a lot from this book and will look at diets differently from now on. 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 bookmarketableand which is contradicted by the first two thirds of the book.Big 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 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 bookmarketableand which is contradicted by the first two thirds of the book.Big 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 Ever wonder if an author is lying to you, or if he s just ignorant I suppose it s right there in the title While I agree that obesity isnt a disease itself, I m surprised that so many reviewers trumpet the science in this book, considering that there are no references I Googled a few of the studies mentioned in the book and the author completely misinterpreted or ignored I am being generous here their findings, so I have little faith in the rest of what he is saying.