The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss

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The international bestseller from Dr. Jason Fung, one of the world's leading experts on intermittent fasting and weight loss, whose 5-step plan has helped thousands of people lose weight and transform their health.

“Not only full of insights but also surprisingly funny. Read it to understand why the world became fat, how to reverse the epidemic—and how to stay thin yourself.”
—Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, Founder of

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
Series: The Wellness Code , #1
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 878
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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