Fat Chance: The Hidden Truth About Sugar, Obesity and Disease (英語) ペーパーバック – 2014/1/2
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Sugar is toxic, addictive and everywhere. So what chance do you have of living sugar-free? With busy lives and little time left for cooking we find ourselves relying on a diet of processed food. But this is what's responsible for our chronically expanding waistlines, soaring levels of diabetes and a catalogue of diseases. Dr Robert Lustig reveals the truth about our sugar-laden food: * Why conventional low-fat weight loss advice won't work: not every calorie is the same, and skipping lunch doesn't mean it's ok to eat dessert * Why too much sugar can cause serious illness even if you are not overweight * How the food industry is filling our diets with hidden sugars - and which foods you must cut out to avoid them *How governments are complacent about, and even complicit in, exacerbating our food debacle He will radically change the way you see your food and give you more than a fat chance of a healthier, happier and smarter life!
A top ten New York Times bestseller `Lustig has all the shocking facts at his finger tips, but he also has strategies to help us wean ourselves off the white stuff. The result, he promises, won't be just fitter bodies, but sharper minds too: the book to get your new year off to a virtuous start.' Guardian, Books of the Year `This important book could finally push you to shed those extra pounds, if not save your life' Evening Standard `A fascinating new book' Daily Mail `Fascinating and topical.' Daily Express `His lucid and well-informed analysis should help inform the debate on this ever-expanding problem.' Sunday Times `Lustig explains the biochemistry of metabolism, and the vicious cycle of obesity, with patient clarity' Guardian `Lustig offers way that we can help ourselves and improve our health ... but his chief aim is a new regulatory climate' Telegraph `Crammed full of hard-hitting insights that may shock the reader into immediate dieter change (and it did me)' Barbara J King, TLS `The best book I've read on the relationship between diet and health.' Dr Andrew Weil `Lustig has all the shocking facts at his finger tips, but he also has strategies to help us wean ourselves off the white stuff ... the book to get your new year off to a virtuous start' The Guardian, `Food Books of the Year'商品の説明をすべて表示する
Well, as much as that does not sound like a good vacation book (I did read 2 other novels), it was fantastic on multiple levels. Dr Lustig has a gift because not only is he obviously educated in his field but he is articulate and extremely thorough.
Specifically, his book details how sugar is bad for you but he takes it to a level where you totally get it. He explains it from angles that you have never even realized existed...politically, economically, socially and of course, scientifically. And it is not just sugar. He gets into every corner of nutrition....fiber, insulin, leptin, stress, exercise. The book covers everything. It is obvious he put a tremendous amount of effort into this book. He also states very clearly that he has scientific back-up to all of his statements.
As I mentioned above, I was looking for a "new diet book" but this book is much more than that. Realizing what is going on in my body because I absolutely love and eat so many carbs was mind boggling. He teaches you all about food labels and let me tell you, it is an education. I am married over 25 years and my wife always does the food shopping. This book had such an effect on me, that I went food shopping by myself so that I could take the time and read the food labels. You cannot believe how much sugar is in your food. I am not even viewing my change in eating as a diet. This is about understanding what is going on with all of the garbage that we consume. For me, it is a change of life. The book just clicked with me.
If you want to live longer( in addition to many other benefits such as losing weight), read this book cover to cover. I also love the fact that he endorses the glass of red wine I am drinking right now.
I have recommended this book to every patient (I'm an Optometrist) that is Diabetic or pre-diabetic or overweight, pretty much everyone.
I have reread this book three times. The first time freaked me out and I didn't know what to eat. Then the second read I discovered things I didn't pick up on the first read. On the third read I took notes. I still keep it handy to check on things from time to time.
Since we've changed our eating habits, we have more energy and my mood is better. After 2 months, I no longer even want high-sugar snacks. In fact, I surprised my husband with a store-bought pie a few weeks ago and we felt so bad after a couple of slices that we threw the rest in the trash and have not even been tempted to buy anything similar since.
We are eating more healthy foods and we are losing weight and inches, but we are no longer "dieting." This is a lifestyle change and not a temporary "fix."