Why Women Need Fat: How

Why Women Need Fat: How "Healthy" Food Makes Us Gain Excess Weight and the Surprising Solution to Losing It Forever

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by William D. Lassek M.D., Steven J. C. Gaulin Ph.D.
     
 

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The groundbreaking discovery that shows why women need fat to lose fat.

Why do women struggle so much with weight? Can women ever lose weight and keep it off?

In this research-driven and counterintuitive book, an anthropologist and a public health doctor team up to answer those questions. Blending anecdotal evidence with hard science, they explain how

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The groundbreaking discovery that shows why women need fat to lose fat.

Why do women struggle so much with weight? Can women ever lose weight and keep it off?

In this research-driven and counterintuitive book, an anthropologist and a public health doctor team up to answer those questions. Blending anecdotal evidence with hard science, they explain how women's weight is controlled by evolution-but more important- they reveal how a change in diet three decades ago may be the reason women today are bigger than their grandmothers were.

Explaining why fat (both in our diet and in our body) is crucial to long-term health, the authors show not only why women tend (and need) to get heavier after having their first child, but also destroy cultural myths like "all fat is bad for you." Providing a plan that can help any woman achieve a natural, healthy weight- without dieting- Why Women Need Fat not only gives women the tools they need to shed weight, but also a better understanding of why those last five pounds seem impossible to lose.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594630859
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/29/2011
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

William D. Lassek, MD, is a former assistant Surgeon General and currently assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh.

Steven J.C. Gaulin, PhD, is professor of anthropology at the University of California at Santa Barbara and the editor in chief of Evolution and Human Behavior. Visit whywomenneedfat.com.

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Why Women Need Fat 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SandyID More than 1 year ago
This is a well-researched book. The information clarified questions I have had for years concerning the bottom culprits for my family's and my own obesity problems and the accompanying blood glucose issues. The authors put forth a great deal of time and effort to do their own research on an interesting subject and to bring together the results of many other's research findings and share them in the book. I now am an even better label reader and more careful about where I choose to eat when I eat out. It is definitely a beneficial book to add to one's arsenal of knowing how to eat and live more healthily.
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