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Why Diets Make Us Fat: the unintended…
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Why Diets Make Us Fat: the unintended consequences of our obsession with… (edizione 2016)

di Sandra Aamodt

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If diets worked, we'd all be thin by now. Instead, we are in a war we can't win. If you're like most of us, you've tried cutting calories, sipping weird smoothies, avoiding fats and sugar. The real secret is that all of those things are likely to make you weigh more in a few years, not less. Long-term studies of dieters consistently find that they're more likely to end up gaining weight in the next few years than people who don't diet. Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt spent three decades in her own punishing cycle of starving and regaining before turning her scientific eye to the research on weight and health. What she found defies the conventional wisdom: telling children that they're overweight makes them more likely to gain weight over the next few years--weight shaming has the same effect on adults; the calories you absorb from food depend on your genes and on your gut bacteria--so does the number of calories you burn; most people who lose a lot of weight suffer from obsessive thoughts, binge eating, depression, and anxiety--they also burn less energy and find eating much more rewarding than it was before they lost weight; fighting against your body's set point--a central tenet of most diet plans--is exhausting, psychologically damaging, and ultimately counterproductive. If dieting makes us fat, what should we do instead to stay healthy and reduce the risks of diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related conditions? With clarity and candor, Aamodt makes a spirited case for abandoning diets in favor of behaviors that will truly improve and extend our lives.--Adapted from dust jacket.… (altro)
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Titolo:Why Diets Make Us Fat: the unintended consequences of our obsession with weight loss - and what to do instead
Autori:Sandra Aamodt
Info:Scribe, Kindle Edition, 303 pages
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A real doctor with a real grip on science (meaning, among other things, that she gets that what happens to rats in a lab is not necessarily what would happen to humans IRL and she doesn’t consider a paltry two years to constitute a “long term study”) explains that the rumors you’ve heard are true: diets make you fat, fat does not necessarily make you sick, and what you eat and how much you move your body are way way way more important for your health than what the scale tells you. ( )
  sterlingfink | Sep 5, 2019 |
There is a lot to consider that this book brings forward regarding how we treat weight, dieting, and health. Far from being a straight-forward line, the link between obesity and health is very complicated. First off, our bodies are not all created the same. Our metabolisms, our nutrition needs, our genetics are all different and basing “diets” on one size fits all theories cuts our own idiosyncrasies short and causes undue burdens on those who do not fit easily into social perceptions of a healthy body.

In addition, our bodies like homeostasis and will defend a particular weight range. After losing weight, it is very difficult to keep it off because the body will try to return to what it has set as a weight range. In fact, after losing weight, metabolisms get suppressed. This means that people need to eat less and exercise longer to maintain a lower weight than their body’s defended range. It is very difficult to maintain this kind of lifestyle.

With this in mind, the dieting industry has a never-ending stream of income due to the fact that diets don’t actually work. Society is tricked into thinking they work because of the temporary weight loss experienced at first. However, long term studies show that diets are not sustainable. Doctors also mistakenly believe that diets will reduce weight in people. You can be both overweight and healthy.

The author provides lots of research, citing experiments and studies that show in so many ways how little is understood about the intersection of food, weight, hormones, nutrition, and exercise. She recommends focusing on health instead of weight, eating mindfully, whole foods that have the most nutrition value, and exercising often. There is no one diet to follow for all people. Pay attention to your body and how each food makes you feel. Keep focus on your body when eating, and stop eating as soon as you feel satiated.
  Carlie | Mar 8, 2017 |
I waited a long while to get this from the library but it was worth it. Interesting, quite readable but extensively researched, and very thought provoking. I think I learned in my latest weight loss journey that mindfulness and good health mattered more to me than my weight loss and some what inevitable regain but I enjoyed her approach to really explaining the science.
  amyem58 | Aug 22, 2016 |
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If diets worked, we'd all be thin by now. Instead, we are in a war we can't win. If you're like most of us, you've tried cutting calories, sipping weird smoothies, avoiding fats and sugar. The real secret is that all of those things are likely to make you weigh more in a few years, not less. Long-term studies of dieters consistently find that they're more likely to end up gaining weight in the next few years than people who don't diet. Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt spent three decades in her own punishing cycle of starving and regaining before turning her scientific eye to the research on weight and health. What she found defies the conventional wisdom: telling children that they're overweight makes them more likely to gain weight over the next few years--weight shaming has the same effect on adults; the calories you absorb from food depend on your genes and on your gut bacteria--so does the number of calories you burn; most people who lose a lot of weight suffer from obsessive thoughts, binge eating, depression, and anxiety--they also burn less energy and find eating much more rewarding than it was before they lost weight; fighting against your body's set point--a central tenet of most diet plans--is exhausting, psychologically damaging, and ultimately counterproductive. If dieting makes us fat, what should we do instead to stay healthy and reduce the risks of diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related conditions? With clarity and candor, Aamodt makes a spirited case for abandoning diets in favor of behaviors that will truly improve and extend our lives.--Adapted from dust jacket.

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