The Obesity Code is an excellent book from Dr Jason Fung. I have admirably read The Complete Guide to Fasting by him before and loved his approach to healthy eating. He is one of the rare doctors who can answer all of the questions in my mind, so I plan to read all his work.
The Obesity Code focuses on obesity and malnutrition, one of the biggest challenges of our time. Why are the diseases still increasing although we have thousands of diets and exercise suggestions? Whose fault is it? Is it the people who cannot keep their mouths and do not follow their diets, or is it the diets? Are eating less and exercising regularly sustainable? What is the calorie restriction based on and is it still valid today? Why do we gain weight again after losing weight? The answer to these and many more questions is available in this book.
The most important part of The Obesity Code is that it is effortless to read. It is full of information with its case studies and research, and it is fun! Dr Fung managed to explain everything in great detail without boring the reader. I’ve learned a lot about insulin and malnutrition, and let’s be honest; these aren’t simple subjects to read. This is one of those good nonfiction books that will make you want to learn more. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to be more healthy. Enjoy!
The Obesity Code
We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise regularly, yet still the pounds won’t budge. Why?
In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones, rather than a lack of self-control. He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes, and offers robust scientific evidence that reversing insulin resistance is the only way to lose weight in the long term.
It turns out that when we eat is just as important as what we eat, so in addition to his five basic steps – a set of life-long eating 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.
Dr Jason Fung
Dr Jason Fung is a Canadian nephrologist. He’s a world-leading expert on intermittent fasting and low carb, especially for treating people with type 2 diabetes.
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