Fighting Fat: Break the Dieting Cycle and Get Healthy for Life!

Fighting Fat: Break the Dieting Cycle and Get Healthy for Life!

by Steven Lamm


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Dieting is dead. Let’s focus on health instead.

Short-term, restrictive diets just don’t work as long-term weight loss solutions. As soon as your diet proves unsustainable within your everyday life, you regain the weight you’ve lost while dieting, negatively impacting your biological and psychological systems as well. Sound familiar?

In Fighting Fat: Break the Dieting Cycle and Get Healthy for Life!, wellness expert and best-selling author Dr. Steven Lamm reveals why it’s more important to gain health than to simply lose pounds. With Dr. Lamm’s individualized approach to weight reduction that’s based on your unique lifestyle, biology, and risk factors, you can start to improve your overall well-being while greatly reducing your risk of countless health complications.

Groundbreaking advancements in the rapidly evolving science behind weight loss have generated many new options for people who struggle to manage their weight. From understanding the affects of prescription and over-the-counter medications to making decisions about bariatric surgery, Fighting Fat delivers Dr. Lamm’s authoritative insights and analysis of the most current and comprehensive information available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938170560
Publisher: Spry Publishing LLC
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Steven Lamm, MD, is a practicing internist, faculty member at New York University School of Medicine, and the Director of Men’s Health for NYU Medical Center. He is well-known as the house doctor on ABC-TV’s The View, regularly offering his analysis and commentary on television and radio programs, including Today, Oprah, Nightline, Dateline, and Fox News. Dr. Lamm has published extensively on a variety of medical topics. His best-selling books include Thinner At Last (1997), No Guts, No Glory (2012), and The Hardness Factor (2007).
Dr. Lamm is the author of Spry Publishing’s Fighting Fat and Redefining Prostate Cancer.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 A National Crisis 15

A National Crisis

Who Is at Fault?

Shifting Our Fat Bias

A Word on "Diet and Exercise"

One Size Doesn't Fit All

Recalibrating the Goal

A Moonshot Effort

My Solution

Chapter 2 Why We Get Fat 29

The Big Question



Wired for Weight Gain

How Dieting Harms Us

Whatever Works

Chapter 3 Anatomy of a Fat Cell 45

The Fat Organ

The Fat Cell, Deconstructed

White Fat and Brown Fat

Fat Storage and Distribution

Healthy Fat/Angry Fat

Fat's Signaling System

Chapter 4 The Brain's Role in Obesity 57

Obesity: A Psychological Profile

Depression and Weight Gain

Brain Sabotage

How Obesity Impacts Brain Health

Food Behavior and Psychology

Waste Not, Want Not

Chapter 5 Why "Diets" Don't Work 67

Redefining Diet

The Diet Paradox

Your Metabolism and Diets

What's My RMR?

Can We Change Our Metabolism?

The Hormone Backlash

Your Doctor's Role, Reframed

Chapter 6 Fit but Fat: A New Paradigm 77

Health at Every Size

Fit but Fat

Numbers Beyond the Scale

Heathy Eating and Movement

Fighting the Stereotypes

Chapter 7 Drugs and Weight 89

Medication: A Double-Edged Sword

Drugs That Promote Weight Gain

Are Weight Loss Drugs Right for You?

Today's Weight Loss Drugs

Diabetes Drugs and Weight Loss Benefits

The Future of Weight-Management Drugs

Chapter 8 The Surgical Solution: Who Is a Candidate? 105

A Physician/Patient Story

What Is Bariatric Surgery?

How It Works

Is It Right for You?

When Bariatric Surgery Isn't Your Best Option

Getting in the Right Frame of Mind


Chapter 9 The Surgical Solution: How Bariatric Surgery Works 117

The Surgical Solution

Gastric Bypass

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band®)

Which Is Right for Me?

Healthy Eating after Bariatric Surgery

Chapter 10 Finding Answers with Your Doctor 135

My Approach

What Are Our Goals?

The Physical Assessment

The Lifestyle Assessment

Choosing the Right Tools

A Team Effort

Chapter 11 Balance for Life 149

Personalized Medicine

The Sleep-Weight Connection

How to Break the Stress Cycle

Meals, Movement, and More

Supplements for Weight Management

It Takes a Village

What the Future Holds

Summing It All Up

Additional Resources 165

Glossary 171

Index 179

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