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The Great Fat Fraud by Mike Schatzki

Monday, October 10, 2011

This revolutionary new book debunks the myths long perpetrated by the diet and weight-loss industries.

Are you tired of buying diet book after diet book? Have you tried every exercise class at your gym? Are you ready to toss the whole concept of diet and exercise out the window? It's time to try something different.

Do you believe that obesity is a disease that causes 400,000 deaths a year? It's not true! Did you know that the definitions for "overweight" and "obese" were invented by the Weight Loss Industry?

Studies prove that most people who yo-yo diet actually gain weight over time because Their body raises its set point to protect against all the famines it is experiencing. The Weight Loss Industry itself has annual revenues of more than $50 Billion!

Have you accepted the idea that the only way to avoid regaining weight after a diet is to exercise for an hour a day, most days of the week? That's not necessary!

If you're ready for a real change, and ready to take back control of your body, let "The Great Fat Fraud" provide you with the road map.

Goodreads Summary

I enjoyed this book because of the clear cut quality combined with the ease of understanding what the author was referring to or trying to get across to the reader.  This isn't one of those books where you need a dictionary or a degree in nutrition to understand.  In fact, the book appears quite logical.  The reader will appreciate how the author lays out his points and doesn't force his opinion on the reader.  The book is all common sense.

The author doesn't push expensive or fad diets either.  This is always nice, he doesn't assume the reader has a low IQ or that he can sell to the reader over the issue.  Often he will suggest simply parking further away in the parking lot...forcing you to walk slightly farther than you would otherwise.  I enjoyed these simple, cheap solutions.

I also liked how he explained some of the fad diets and extreme exercises/fasting routines.  Although I have never tried them, it was very intriguing to understand the logic, if any, behind them.  The studies he points to in his site are not so convoluted that the reader will get a headache trying to understand.

All in all, this book would be recommended to adults who are interested in the subject of weight loss or exploring this issue.

4 Stars

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  1. Unknown said...:

    I will be linking your review to mine...thanks Lisa