The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss

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Fung zeroes in on why insulin resistance has become so prevalent and offers specific outside-the-box solutions that have emerged as the key to maximizing health."
—Jimmy Moore, author, Keto Clarity and Cholesterol Clarity

Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.

In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771641258
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 4,273
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jason Fung completed medical school at the University of Toronto and a fellowship in nephrology at the University of California. He founded the Intensive Dietary Management Program in Toronto that provides a unique treatment focus for type 2 diabetes and obesity. Dr. Fung lives in Toronto.

Timothy Noakes is Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town, a marathon runner, and the author of the bestseller The Lore of Running. After discovering research supporting a high fat, low carb diet as the healthiest option for many people, he started the Noakes Foundation in 2012, and has dedicated his life to opening people's eyes to the myth of low-fat eating and the nutritional and environmental crisis it has led us to.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Epidemic

Chapter 1 How Obesity Became an Epidemic 9

Chapter 2 Inheriting Obesity 21

Part 2 The Calorie Deception

Chapter 3 The Calorie-Reduction Error 29

Chapter 4 The Exercise Myth 48

Chapter 5 The Overfeeding Paradox 57

Part 3 A New Model of Obesity

Chapter 6 A New Hope 69

Chapter 7 Insulin 78

Chapter 8 Cortisol 89

Chapter 9 The Atkins Onslaught 96

Chapter 10 Insulin Resistance: The Major Player 107

Part 4 The Social Phenomenon of Obesity

Chapter 11 Big Food, More Food and the New Science of Diabesity 127

Chapter 12 Poverty and Obesity 136

Chapter 13 Childhood Obesity 145

Part 5 What's Wrong with Our Diet?

Chapter 14 The Deadly Effects of Fructose 157

Chapter 15 The Diet Soda Delusion 168

Chapter 16 Carbohydrates and Protective Fiber 175

Chapter 17 Protein 188

Chapter 18 Fat Phobia 201

Part 6 The Solution

Chapter 19 What to Eat 215

Chapter 20 When to Eat 235

Appendix A Sample Meal Plans (with Fasting Protocols) 252

Appendix B Fasting: A Practical Guide 256

Appendix C Meditation and Sleep Hygiene to Reduce Cortisol 266

Endnotes 270

Index 303

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The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These concepts make total sense. Carbs & sugar are the main source of the diets of so many - they are quick & easy. Unfortunately they lead to increased insulin even if glucose levels are in the normal range. It is increased insulin levels from excess carbs, sugar/sugar substitutes and the low/lack of fiber that lead to ever increasing obesity rates. We need to rethink the 'calories in calories out' misbelief and learn to eat in ways that decrease insulin levels to get back to a healthy weight. We need to focus on a balance of fresh carbohydrates (fruits/vegetables) and protein sources. We need to go against what we've been taught for so many years - eat low fat - and eat the necessary fat needed for our bodies to function properly and lower insulin levels to overcome ever increasing obesity rates. Thank you Dr. Fung!
gbautista72 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! Every health/diet/fitness expert needs to read this. One of the greatest weight loss book that cuts through all the stuff taught out there. Fascinating information provided by science, facts, data, experiments & human observation. If you want your vehicle to run efficiently & the best, you don't put gasoline and water into the tank. Likewise with your body, if you want it to be as efficient as possible & last as long as possible, you can't put garbage in it! This book explains what the garbage is and how to avoid it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Learned a whole lot that I thought I knew was right, but against all main stream. Lots of information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book that takes a lot of time to explain scientifically why the common ideas of dieting do not work, and more importantly what will work !! After reading this book, i'm looking forward to reading his book on fasting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! Lots of information!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book contains all you need to know about your body, how your body works why and how.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Book Dr. Jason Fung has given you the playbook to weight loss. It is up to you . It is a must to read all of his books and then you will understand the weight game. Every thing is there with all the scientific backing. You will loose weight and you will maintain your loss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So informative!
Ken_2 More than 1 year ago
It's a game changer: Dr. Fung does not just point-out the now infamous Government/no-nothing agency's false ideas about a proper food diet/exercise. AND he gives more than just a redirection about the necessity to change the US SAD and our looming health crash. Absolutely a new 21st Century paradigm, he has a clever revelation on where and how we need to change our perceptions of human metabolism. Original and very sound, he explains the hormonal basis for our bodies actions, and showing the difference between real food vs cr_ _-food. You owe it to yourself to spend a little time, to understanding the wonderful design and protection we have in our human physiology!
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Anonymous 7 months ago
It does make a lot of sense. I love how he references different studies. I learned a lot. Now it's time to put all that I have learned to good use!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a new book about insulin. It does NOT give a specific diet plan so thoughbibformative, its Not really helpful. . The Zone diet cover the same insulin and weight gain issues but helps you figure out what to eat. Duh.