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

Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss
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Why Diets Make Us Fat

We think we know the answer: cut calories; eat less. We conclude that being fat is a failure of willpower, perhaps supplemented by a quirk of genetics.

Yet research shows that losing weight by willpower alone is almost guaranteed to fail in the long run. In fact, there is no evidence that dieting improves long-term health, and some that suggests yo-yo dieting is more dangerous than being overweight.

Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss

Combining deep research and brutal candour about her own experience as a yo-yo dieter, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt explains the science of the obesity epidemic, including new findings about gut bacteria, why bariatric surgery works it has more to do with your brain than your stomach , and what a real alternative to dieting and weight cycling might look like.

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Search Folio Books:. Lodge, professor at Columbia University Medical Center and co-author of Younger Next Year;'This important book sounds a much-needed alarm about the long-term damage that dieting does to our bodies and minds.

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Highly recommended for chronic calorie counters and anyone trying to raise healthy, sane children in an insane food world. Sandra Aamodt is a neuroscientist and science writer, co-author with Sam Wang of two popular books: Welcome to Your Brain: why you lose your car keys but never forget how to drive and other puzzles of everyday life, named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science as their Young Adult Science Book of the Year in ; and Welcome to Your Child's Brain: how the mind grows from conception to college.

She received her undergraduate degree in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Rochester, and went on to work as editor-in-chief of Nature Neuroscience, a leading scientific journal in the field of brain research for four years.

She has presented talks for parents, schools, non-profits, companies, universities, scientific conferences, and TEDGlobal. Sandra lives with her husband on eight acres in Northern California with a dog and two cats.

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