The landmark New York Times best seller that reveals how the explosion of sugar in our diets has created an obesity epidemic, and what we can do to save. We thought it'd be fun to review a book and highlight the kinds of things we noticed Fat Chance is firmly against the consumption of sugar. Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease Author: Robert Lustig Hudson Street Press (Penguin USA), New York.
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Compre o livro Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Now, in this landmark book, he documents the science and the politics that have led. Compre Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that. Robert Lustig’s minute YouTube video Sugar: The Bitter Truth, has been viewed more than two million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. Quotes from Fat Chance.
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Obesity is a factor in Metabolic Syndrome along with diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood lipid levels and cardiovascular disease. Lustig argues that the young age at which we are now seeing obesity suggests that it is not due to personal responsibility.
Based on this reasoning, Lustig investigates the obesity epidemic and firmly points to one carbohydrate: sugar. Sugar — good or bad? Bad, according to Lustig! He makes it very clear early in Fat Chance paragraph six of the introduction in fact that sugar is the enemy.
He says the consumption of sugar and junk foods release a surge of dopamine, heightening the sense of reward to learn more about reward pathways, read our Science Report: Why Is Sugar So Hard To Resist?
Lustig reasons that the neurological response to sugar is the same as recreational drugs and as addictive. But there are also more complex biological mechanisms at work here.
Lustig suggests that sugar consumption itself creates an almost unbreakable cycle and points to cortisol a hormone related to stress as a key culprit in this cycle. To his credit, Lustig leaves no stone unturned in his explanation of how sugar is making people sick.
From addiction, to neurological mechanisms, to the food environment, Lustig considers it all. Here at The Health Sciences Academy, we believe that the demonising of any single nutrient in isolation is dangerous, like fructose in this case.
This could be misleading to readers and lead them to reduce fruit intake. However, one chapter is solely dedicated to fibre, which goes someway to justifying why whole fruits are preferable to the fructose found in soft drinks and processed foods — mainly in the form of high-fructose corn syrup HFCS. But this distinction is not made clear enough throughout Fat Chance.
There's probably a bracing argument to be made that modern humans all live in a giant Skinner box, but Lustig doesn't come out and make it. On the other hand, if Lustig's anti-free-will view is correct, it is hard to see the point of his urging the reader, in the book's self-help chapters, to alter his or her own downloading and eating habits. This is not to say that Lustig's advice isn't good.
In fact, you can tell it is good because it is so close to what everyone already knows, despite his eagerness to sell the novelty of his version and dismiss the familiar mantra of "eat less and exercise more" as a "myth". So what is his answer? Er, eat less sugar, eat more fibre, and exercise more.
Or, if you want it further reduced: I worried for a moment that much of my own diet would, on Lustig's stringent criteria, turn out to have been unreal food: But then I couldn't help myself, could I? Topics Health, mind and body books. Food and drink books Food science Sugar reviews.
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Show 25 25 50 All. 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. Probably saved my liver and therefore my life.
It changed the way I ate, how I view food, and educated me about things I thought I knew. 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. This is witty and well-grounded attack on the source of our epidemic of chronic diseases: Sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup. Lustig is a medical doctor who treats obese children. Sometimes these are called the diseases of civilization, but for most people come from modern industrial agriculture, with its emphasis on processing, adding sugar, and removing fiber.
He knows that big changes in public policy pulling diet out of the industry-controlled USDA, classifying sugar and fructose as addictive and dangerous, stopping subsidies for sugar and corn, promotion of a science-based diet, etc.
Meanwhile he suggests that we start small with things like a soda tax on sugary beverages and restricting youth access and marketing just as for alcohol. The one area where Lustig is behind the times is fat.
He cites the pluses and minuses of several popular diets but not the ketogenic diet, which I and many others are now following easily and with great success. The only sticking point for Lustig, apparently, is the high fat part, despite fat being the food most prized by most of our hunter-gatherer ancestors.
This books is well written and explains biochemistry in a way that I can understand. While I knew that white sugar, white flour, etc.
The one concept that impacted me most is that even before one sees changes on the scale or waistline, positive changes occur internally. For example, as the liver becomes less fatty, it functions better and that leads to other health improvements.
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 download anything similar since.
We are eating more healthy foods and we are losing weight and inches, but we are no longer "dieting. Acesse a site.