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The Resource Why diets make us fat : the unintended consequences of our obsession with weight loss, Sandra Aamodt, Ph. D

Why diets make us fat : the unintended consequences of our obsession with weight loss, Sandra Aamodt, Ph. D

Label
Why diets make us fat : the unintended consequences of our obsession with weight loss
Title
Why diets make us fat
Title remainder
the unintended consequences of our obsession with weight loss
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Aamodt, Ph. D
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A neuroscientist uses her knowledge of brain science and biology to explain why dieting does not work and that a cycle of dieting and gaining is actually worse for one's health than being overweight
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Aamodt, Sandra
Dewey number
613.2/5
Index
index present
LC call number
RM222.2
LC item number
.A225 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WD 212
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  • Weight loss
  • Weight gain
  • Food habits
Label
Why diets make us fat : the unintended consequences of our obsession with weight loss, Sandra Aamodt, Ph. D
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The trouble with diets. The diet roller coaster ; Willpower runs out ; How diets lead to weight gain ; The weight of beauty ; Our brains fight weight loss -- Part two: Why we gain weight. Early life and adult weight ; Stress, shame, and stigma ; When calories don't count ; Blame your ancestors ; Follow the money -- Part three: A better way. Eat with attention and joy ; Sleepwalking through dinner ; Healthy is better than thin ; Change your lifestyle, change your health ; Good habits beat good intentions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781591847694
Lccn
2015048518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn912381997
  • (OCoLC)912381997
Label
Why diets make us fat : the unintended consequences of our obsession with weight loss, Sandra Aamodt, Ph. D
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The trouble with diets. The diet roller coaster ; Willpower runs out ; How diets lead to weight gain ; The weight of beauty ; Our brains fight weight loss -- Part two: Why we gain weight. Early life and adult weight ; Stress, shame, and stigma ; When calories don't count ; Blame your ancestors ; Follow the money -- Part three: A better way. Eat with attention and joy ; Sleepwalking through dinner ; Healthy is better than thin ; Change your lifestyle, change your health ; Good habits beat good intentions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781591847694
Lccn
2015048518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn912381997
  • (OCoLC)912381997

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