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The Obesity Code
- Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
- Written by: Dr. Jason Fung
- Narrated by: Brian Nishii
- Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
In this highly listenable 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.
informative, repetitive, annoying narrator
- By Amazon Customer on 2018-03-19
Could have been an article. No secrets here either
I was excited to read this. There were some interesting parts but it dragged on. I feel like I wasted 10 hours of my life. It could easily have been an article.
I was also hoping this book would give me more information that I already found on my own about weight loss with a quick internet search. However, the advice in this book (ex: about eating little sugar and fasting and not being afraid to eat fat) are found everywhere on the internet. At least other books about these topics tell readers what they're about. This book's "secrets" are kept secret for most of the book.
The author says he will not use any animal studies to prove his point. But then he goes on to convince us by often using analogies and saying things just don't make sense.
The PDF file that accompanies the book is pretty useless. It doesn't even have the author's recipe for bone broth; we're expected to listen to the book and write it all down. I was going to do this until I looked it up and found it on the internet. Then I researched bone broth and found it's not actually been found to have many nutrients, and that it can contain toxins such as lead.
At the end of the book you'll realize that if you agree with Dr. Fung's advice you'll probably want to buy other more practical resources to really put the advice into practice.
It's an okay book. It had some good information (that could be found elsewhere). Go ahead and read it if you're really interested but if you want to save yourself 10 hours, you won't be missing out.
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- An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
- Written by: James Clear
- Narrated by: James Clear
- Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving - every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system.
An actually actionable self help book.
- By Mr P J Hill on 2019-07-07
Difficult to use without an accompanying PDF file
I listened to this book in the car. When I was done, I was frustrated to find that there was not an accompanying PDF file as there is with many other books. I have to go back and re-listen to many parts and take notes if I want to put this into place. This kind of book would be much more practical if it came with a few pages of notes and/or logs.