Why youve never been able to lose weight, and how that can change now Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormonesin everyoneand 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 weightfor good.Fung zeroes in on why insulin resistance has become so prevalent and offers specific outside-the-box solutions that have emerged as the key to maximizing health."Jimmy Moore, author, Keto Clarity and Cholesterol Clarity...
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The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss Reviews
I have a personal interest in this topic as I am in the process of losing weight myself and I have a maternal family history of diabetes that I am strongly fighting against developing. I will also say that I take most “diet” book with a grain of salt in that they tend to pick and choose their “scientific” research. Their “data” tends to be skimpy or non-existent.
I am really impressed with the extent of his research. I would say the last third of the book is footnotes and annotations to studies t ...more
The best diet book ever!
I've read more diet books than I know what to do with here is why this book is the best:
1. It explains why calorie restriction doesn't work.
2. It explains why over eating doesn't cause you to gain weight.
3. It explains in simple terms why we get fat.
4. It's a whole lifestyle approach to losing weight.
5. It doesn't tell you one diet is better than another, but it tells you exactly why most diets work but for only about 6 months.
6. Then, it tells you what to do to avoid pla ...more
I'm not at all sure how to rate this book. Overall, I think his argument that chronically high insulin levels cause obesity is probably true. But there are some logical gymnastics involved in this book, too. There was a lot of assertion that "calories don't matter" and "calories in/calories out" is wrong. But getting rid of snacks, as Fung suggests, will, for most people, automatically reduce calories. Replacing a piece of white bread and butter at dinner with steamed broccoli? Lower calories. F ...more
Unfortunately saddled with a poor title, The Obesity Code is not shilling some new fad diet or weight-loss program. In fact, this reader friendly, direct, and humorous book addresses the very serious problems with insulin resistance that so many who eat a western diet high in refined grains (and sugar) are plagued with. A trained nephrologist, Jason Fung has extensive knowledge based on years of experience with patients whose kidney failure and obesity were brought on by Type 2 diabetes. Obesity ...more
Dr. Fung does a great job convincing that insulin and insulin resistance cause weight gain (as opposed to the overly simplistic and flawed calorie deficit model); however I was disappointed when reaching the end of the book. I understand no one book or person will have the answer/cure for obesity, but reading the recommendations for fasting, only to find that weight loss differs from person to person using this method and that there are plateaus using fasting made me raise my eyebrow. If he is c ...more
I have struggled for most my adult life to keep my weight at a healthy level. Usually this means going on a major diet for several months every few years. I'm doing that now, and have lost more than 25 pounds. It feels good. But over the past eight weeks or so, even though I've kept to my diet, the weight has stopped coming off. Very discouraging.
So Jason Fung's book explains this phenomenon--and much else. He explains how a focus on calories misses the important role that insulin plays in weigh ...more
More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/The Obesity Code is a relatively brief and friendly discussion about the role of insulin control and how it affects weight. This isn't a diet book so much as a discussion on a more modern way to look at everything from fat to processed foods - and especially insulin control.
At its heart, it breaks down into five basic steps for weight loss: 1) reduce consumption of added sugars, 2) reduce consumption of refined grains; 3 ...more
Don’t let the title of this book put you off, it’s not a diet book. I typically don’t read diet books because diets are pointless.... we all know that.
More precisely (as pointed out in the book), all diets work at first and then one plateaus and then the weight comes back. On top of that, now you’ve lowered your metabolism because you pissed off your body, because it was perfectly happy at the weight it was, so it increased your hunger and lowered your metabolism to get back to it’s happy place ...more