Calorie Wars: Fat, Fact and Fiction [NOOK Book]

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Increasingly disturbed by inaccurate and misleading information peddled by so called “experts” in the billion dollar weight loss industry, Dr. Larry Deutsch, a family physician, and Jeff Schweitzer, a biologist and former White House senior analyst have decided to set the record straight.

This groundbreaking book presents the startling truth about weight loss - diets don’t ...
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Overview

Increasingly disturbed by inaccurate and misleading information peddled by so called “experts” in the billion dollar weight loss industry, Dr. Larry Deutsch, a family physician, and Jeff Schweitzer, a biologist and former White House senior analyst have decided to set the record straight.

This groundbreaking book presents the startling truth about weight loss - diets don’t work. To achieve significant, long-lasting weight loss we need to break with old, ineffective ideas and embrace a completely new approach to weight loss.

As you read the book you will find yourself shocked to learn the truth about how easy losing weight can be.
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Editorial Reviews

Christopher Wanjek
Many diet books allude to the "calorie" issue with a precautionary "but." And that "but" is then followed by loads of pseudoscience trying to convince you that calories don't matter much. Rubbish. Calorie Wars exposes this myth and drives home the ugly truth: You lose weight only when you burn more calories than you consume. Period. Maybe you think you eat healthfully but still gain weight. Barring a bizarre medical condition, you are lying to yourself: You are consuming more calories than
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013215955
  • Publisher: Logic House Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 90
  • Sales rank: 1,061,355
  • File size: 244 KB

Meet the Author

Larry Deutsch, MD

Dr. Larry Deutsch, MD (“Dr. Larry”) is a family physician and hypnotherapist with over 35 years of experience and offices in Ottawa and New York City. He specializes in helping patients achieve optimum health. A leader in the area of hypnosis in medicine, Dr. Larry is a frequent speaker on the role of hypnotherapy in health at medical seminars throughout the world.

Dr. Larry began using hypnotherapy to help his pregnant patients achieve calm, natural childbirth. Once he saw the powerful results that hypnosis provided to expectant mothers, Dr. Larry expanded his hypnotherapy to other area of wellness and optimum health including:
Weight Loss. Dr. Deutsch is a graduate of Cornell University and Dalhousie University’s Medical School.

Dr. Jeff Schweitzer, PhD

Dr. Jeff Schweitzer is a neurophysiologist, consultant and internationally recognized authority on ethics, conservation and development. He is the author of five books, including Calorie Wars: Fat, Fact and Fiction and A New Moral Code. Dr. Schweitzer is a Huffington Post contributor and speaks regularly at science conferences worldwide.

He served at the White House during the Clinton Administration as Assistant Director for International Affairs in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this position, Dr. Schweitzer was responsible for providing scientific and technological policy advice and analysis for Al Gore, President Clinton, and President Clinton's Science Advisor, and for coordinating the U.S. government's international science and technology cooperative initiatives.

Dr. Schweitzer’s work has been fueled by his desire to introduce a stronger set of ethics into American efforts to improve the human condition worldwide

Dr. Schweitzer earned his PhD from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.
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  • Posted November 23, 2011

    It's About Time!!

    This book really gets down to the important facts and treats the reader like an intelligent individual!! The science behind various myths and practices surrounding weight loss is revealed with great clarity. The concepts are presented in a cogent manner - quite understandable for the lay person. I also found the concepts covered easy to apply. The authors definately raised my awareness of what will actually work in an honest, straightforward manner, without the hype! I would highly recommend this resource to folks who are serious about being healthy and staying in shape!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2011

    Clear and helpful

    Anyone who has ever had to lose weight knows the trap. Buying into a new diet requires subscribing to a complex psuedo-science. Then you eat a bunch of food you don't like. Swear off carbs or fat or whatever that diet tells you is bad. Now do that for the rest of your life which is not possible and often not healthy. This book seperates the real science from the gimmicks. Takes on the real pressures and problems of weight loss. You end with a realistic plan for taking off weight and keeping it off. If you have a diet book library, buy this one and donate the rest (to someone you don't like much).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    Great for everyone to read

    The core message is one that I have shared with patients for 3 decades. "Diets are not the way to maintain a health weight loss."
    And now I can recommend a book that explains this message in a clear, concise, and factual format. Thank you.

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  • Posted December 26, 2011

    Highly Recommend This Easy To Read Book

    It is nice to know that you got some things in your life right. A
    while ago, when I was a medical student - a passionate cook and sweets
    lover, I was struggling to keep a reasonable balance between the
    calories in the food I ate and the calories I burned by being
    physically active during the day. After having tried several diets in
    vain, I realized that only by counting calories for several months
    could I develop the long-term habit of watching what I eat and doing
    enough exercise to maintain my ideal weight (as I had had as a
    teenager). The calorie concept in Calorie Wars is essential for people
    who want to keep their weight in a normal range. I would highly
    recommend this easy-to-read, motivational book.

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  • Posted December 13, 2011

    Very Helpful

    Calorie Wars is full of great advice that is well written. It does an excellent job of demystifying weight loss and diets. I especially liked the chapter on ¿Myth Busting.¿ I found it very helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2011

    Relief For Low-Carbers!

    I've been gaining and losing the same 60 pounds, off and on, for a decade. In fact, in recent years it has been more like 75 pounds! My weight loss diet of choice was Atkins. Initially that worked for me for a few years, but since then my M.O. has been to lose the weight by following the atkins diet for 6 months, go off of atkins for 6 months (gain it all back plus more), get depressed over it for another six months, then start the cycle all over by going back on atkins for six months and so on. Thanks to Calorie Wars I can now declare that this 10 year low-carb, yo-yo nightmare is OVER! What a relief! The authors of Calorie Wars say that following their rules, although simple, is not easy. But to me, it certainly sounds a lot easier than what I have been doing. I actually LOOK FORWARD to following them.

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  • Posted December 1, 2011

    From a Chef's Perspective

    I have been a professional chef and restaurant owner for twenty six years so, food is extremely important in my life. Throughout my career, I have been keenly interested and concerned with people¿s dietary habits. Too much high calorie fast food and microwavable frozen meals have made us physically unwell while severing the important, fundamental connection we have with food.

    Food has the ability to foster relationships, create life long memories, and nourish our souls when we prepare it for others but making good choices about healthy food takes time. Larry Deutsch, M.D. and Jeff Schweitzer, Ph.D. in their book, Calorie Wars: Fat, Fact and Fiction, have shown us a way to introduce and maintain a more wholesome and sustainable relationship with the food in our lives. Calorie Wars will help you to achieve better health by starting with just a few simple lifestyle changes.

    By telling us what to expect before jumping in and describing how to set realistic weight loss time frames, Calorie Wars allows us a peek behind the curtain of many popular diet plans. With this information, we can choose to focus less on the ¿diet¿ and more on enjoying the new variety of healthy, sustainable food choices available.

    Instead of going to the local fast food drive through window, why not try walking to a local farmer¿s market to find the ingredients for your next meal. While doing so, remember to enjoy yourself along the way because you just took your first step toward an healthier you.

    According to Calorie Wars, ¿There are no magic bullets¿ but by following guide lines of eating less, choosing well, getting active and restructuring our relationship with food, you might just witness a miracle...better health!

    Paul James
    Chef / Owner
    Ooloonthoo Restaurant

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  • Posted November 26, 2011

    +1, HIGHTLY RECOMMEND

    Finally a look at weight control that is common sense. I know it is probably not what some overwight individuals want to hear that there is no miracle drug or diet that can addrese our problems. Disipline!! The three (actually four)simple rules make so much sense. For one, I was concentrating mostly on Rule 2: Choose food well, and forgetting about rule 1: Eat less. Quanity does matter. I recommend this read for anyone, even those not obese, but who want a healthy life style and still enjoy good food. Thanks to the authors for this "simple" insight

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