Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession With Weight Loss

Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession With Weight Loss

by Sandra Aamodt


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591847694
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 586,321
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

SANDRA AAMODT, PH.D., coauthored Welcome to Your Brain and Welcome to Your Child’s Brain. She was the editor in chief of Nature Neuroscience, a leading scientific journal in the field of brain research. She received her undergraduate degree in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and her doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. Her science writing has been pub­lished in the New York Times, the Washington Post, El Mundo, and the Times of London.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Trouble with Diets

1 The Diet Roller Coaster 7

2 Willpower Runs Out 24

3 How Diets Lead to Weight Gain 37

4 The Weight of Beauty 51

5 Our Brains Fight Weight Loss 66

Part 2 Why We Gain Weight

6 Early Life and Adult Weight 83

7 Stress, Shame, and Stigma 95

8 When Calories Don't Count 109

9 Blame Your Ancestors 126

10 Follow the Money 142

Part 3 A Better Way

11 Eat with Attention and Joy 159

12 Sleepwalking Through Dinner 173

13 Healthy Is Better Than Thin 187

14 Change Your Lifestyle, Change Your Health 206

15 Good Habits Beat Good Intentions 220

Acknowledgments 233

Notes 235

Index 283

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