Ultra-Fat to Ultra-Fit: A Scientist's Rational Approach to Extreme Weight Loss and Optimal Fitness

Ultra-Fat to Ultra-Fit: A Scientist's Rational Approach to Extreme Weight Loss and Optimal Fitness

by Noah Walton

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Ultra-Fat to Ultra-Fit: A Scientist's Rational Approach to Extreme Weight Loss and Optimal Fitness by Noah Walton

In a world where 95% of diets fail, one scientist set out to discover what we're really capable of. His book answers a seminal question every overweight person has asked themselves: If I really buckled down and tried to get in shape, just what could I accomplish? Armed only with his wits and a desire to lose weight, our intrepid author—geneticist Noah Walton—transformed himself from a 341-pound blimp into an elite athlete.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591810902
Publisher: Sentient Publications
Publication date: 11/15/2009
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Walton, Noah |s Noah Walton is a scientist living in the San Francisco Bay area. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Duke University and his PhD in neurobiology from the University of Florida. Noah leads a dual life as an athlete and scholar, competing in triathlons while publishing scientific studies. His scholarly work has been featured on CNN and in Scientific American and The New York Times. The legitimacy of the scientific aspects of Noah's foray into weight loss are underscored by his proven track record in biomedical research, where he has published numerous papers in top-tier scientific journals and presented work at international conferences. He effectively transformed himself from a couch potato into an athlete who qualified for, and succeeded in, the 70 mile US National Triathlon Championships. He has completed 2 Ironman (140 miles) races, 6 half-Ironmans, and an Olympic triathlon in the past 3 years. Noah's website is www.noahmwalton.com.

Table of Contents

Note vii

Acknowledgements ix

Preface xi

Trial & Error

Lost in Transition 12

Life in the Fasting Lane 23

Seeing Results 28

Running on Fried Chicken 34

The Delusional State of the Merely Big-Boned 42

It's Not the Heat, It's the Humidity 50

Lord, Deliver Unto Us… Pizza 55

Gastric Bypass 65

Going Long 72

Branching Out 77

Drowning in My Own Talent 86

The Triathlon 89

Failure 99

Setting New Goals 105

The Rematch 113

Robert's Tale 118

An Unexpected Trip 123

One Big Weekend 139

Chicago 147

The Flight into Danger 156

Ironman 163

The Aftermath 182

National Championships 195

Musings on Weight Loss

Studying Weight Loss 209

The Diet Establishment 231

The Philosophy of Dieting 237

Social Aspects of Weight Loss 243

Notes 253

About the Author 257

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