Big Fat Lies

Big Fat Lies

The Truth About your Weight and your Health

Book - 1996
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A noted fitness expert discredits the conventional belief that obesity is a "killer disease," citing the findings that excess dietary fat, not weight, is the contributor to cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, and that individuals have a natural weight that may be ten to fifty pounds above the standard.

Blackwell North Amer
Your doctor won't tell you. The media and fashion gurus certainly won't. And those in the weight-loss industry would be out of business if they told the truth: You can be overweight and still be fit and healthy. In Big Fat Lies, Dr. Glenn A. Gaesser reveals the truth about the relationship between body weight and health, exposing the myth that being fat is a life-threatening condition, using the latest medical research.
Among the many amazing facts you will learn when you read this book are: there is no connection between fat-clogged arteries and obesity; overweight men and women who exercise regularly have a lower risk for premature death than thin men and women who do not exercise; body fat is beneficial, depending on its location, and can protect against heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer; for millions of people, weights above those recommended by the height-weight tables are actually better for health and longevity; weight fluctuation or yo-yo dieting may ultimately be fatal because of the damage it does to the vascular system; and dieting may be the reason for your weight gain.
Dr. Gaesser gives you a whole new way of thinking about your body that helps you achieve your own natural weight for optimal health and fitness: the Twenty/Twenty Program for Metabolic Fitness. It's so easy, you need just two minutes a day to start it. And once you put the program completely into effect, it requires just an average of twenty minutes per day of light to moderate activity and a delicious, satisfying complex-carbohydrate eating plan that aims for an average of 20 percent fat.

& Taylor

Offers a plan for metabolic fitness while debunking height-weight tables, fat consumption, yo-yo dieting, exercise, and the relationship between health and obesity

Publisher: New York : Fawcett Columbine, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780449909416
Characteristics: xviii, 312 p. ; 25 cm


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