The obesity code : unlocking the secrets of weight loss

Published 2016
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The Obesity Code explores the latest in nutritional science to unearth the root causes of obesity. In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, more robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. Obesity is a hormonal, not a caloric, imbalance. Dr. Fung provides practical, effective advice on weight loss andthe treatment of type-2 diabetes based on sound scientific principles.

9781771641258 (pbk.)
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Vancouver : Greystone Books, [2016]
xi, 315 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part 1: The epidemic
1. How obesity became an epidemic
2. Inheriting obesity
Part 2: The calorie deception
3. The calorie-reduction error
4. The exercise myth
5. The overfeeding paradox
Part 3: A new model of obesity
6. A new hope
7. Insulin
8. Cortisol
9. The Atkins onslaught
10. Insulin resistance: the major player
Part 4: the social phenomenon of obesity
11. Big food, more food and the new science of diabesity
12. Poverty and obesity
13. Childhood obesity
Part 5: What's wrong with our diet?
14. The deadly effects of fructose
15. The diet soda delusion
16. Carbohydrates and protective fiber
17. Protein
18. Fat phobia
Part 6: the solution
19. What to eat
20. When to eat
Appendix A: Sample meal plans (with fasting protocols)
Appendix B: Fasting: a practical guide
Appendix C: Meditation and sleep hygiene to reduce cortisol.
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