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The Obesity Code

Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
Written by: Jason Fung
Narrated by: Brian Nishii
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
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Publisher's Summary

We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise regularly, yet still the pounds won't budge. Why?

In this highly enjoyable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones rather than a lack of self-control.

He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes and offers robust scientific evidence that reversing insulin resistance is the only way to lose weight in the long term.

It turns out that when we eat is just as important as what we eat, so in addition to his five basic steps - a set of lifelong eating 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.

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Life changing!!

This book was amazing. It has fundamentally changed my thinking. Too many A- HA!! moments to even count. Thank you, Dr. Fung!

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best nutrition booked ever

loved it easy to follow ! great info and debunks tones of myths and lays out a solid plan backed by science and research

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Based on Research & Studies

The background information given in the first 3/4 of the book is so incredibly informative. Confirms that he’s not just *spewing* out more opinions, he’s basing it all on previous research that’s been done and proven! Thank you for this book! Now off to listen to the Complete Guide to Fasting.
Very well read too! Listening to Brian Nishii was very easy and not monotone at ALL!

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Very informative!

The beginning was a bit *meh* (misleading to some maybe) but the rest was good!

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A MUST Read!

If you truly want to understand the cause of obesity and what to do about it, read this fabulous book!

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Great reference material

Great information in this book, well worth the listen just to understand how your body works.

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  • MS
  • 2018-10-20

Great book for people who have dieted before

This book describes accurately and accounts for all that goes wrong when you diet. I accept and agree with the associated logic and the research

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GREAT BOOK! Everyone needs to read

GREAT BOOK. ALREADY LOOSING WEIGHT
INCORPORATING CONCEPTS IN THIS BOOK. WHAT THE DOCTORS AREN'T TELLING US!

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Inspiring

Dr. Fung dispels many myths about dieting, explaining why it usually fails to be successful. He purports five tenets of weight loss. Decreasing intake of added sugars and refined grains, increasing intake of natural fats, fiber and vinegar and moderating consumption of protein. Fasting is encouraged as a way to achieve weight loss. This very inspiring book helped me to lose the weight I wanted to and the tools to keep it off. #Audible1

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Best "Diet" Book Out There

This is the book I needed. I wanted something that would be a guide to a healthier lifestyle, but not a fad diet or someone's personal anecdote of what worked for them.
Dr. Fung has spent many years doing research and backs up every statement with cold, hard facts. However, he is able to present everything in a simple, even humorous at times, way that is easy to understand.
Don't let the title fool you. This is a book that will explain why you are fat, and what to do to not be fat. If you were looking for a book to help you start living a healthy life, this is it. #Audible1

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  • Dr. Bryan Malakou
  • 2017-12-07

Excellent Book

The best book on obesity ever. Clear and concise and scientific. Makes so much sense. I think the insulin story is the best part. Only trouble is that 70% of insulin secretion is genetically determined and only 30% is under our control :-( Would be nice to be able to access the forward by Tim Noakes and the tables on fasting which are inaccessible on the audio book.

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  • Rachel
  • 2019-01-27

Interesting and relevant

I'm going to try out intermittent fasting after this. There's no reason not to since I've tried others .

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  • R.KALAIMANI
  • 2018-08-16

Worth the weight loss!

lovely book, must read, thoughtfully written, started practicing, benefits started, have a great hope on the final sustaining and long lasting fruitful results.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-06-03

fantastic listen! the truth is out there

for all the people that have tried to lose weight with conventional strategies, this book will give you a fresh approach and guidance.

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  • Calgary L
  • 2018-10-22

Mind Blowing

The information in this book is mind blowing. As a physician, I am always looking for credible information to help my patients. Citing good-quality scientific research, Dr Fung dismantles the misinformation with which we have been brainwashed since the 70's. Some of the shocking truths: If you are not hungry, don't eat. Breakfast is not necessarily the most important meal of the day, especially if you are not hungry. Snacking and grazing are huge contributors to the obesity crisis. It is not only what we eat, but WHEN we eat, that matters. Our diet of added sugars, simple starches, and modified fats is killing us, and one of the main drivers in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and the resulting health crisis.

The information in this book is quite dense. But for someone like me who really needs to hear the rigorous scientific study to prove benefit, I appreciated all the research that he cites, as well as his interpretation of it, and the applications to our health. Laying that foundation made it easier for me to step back from the Canada Food Guide and all the well-intentioned, but misguided, advice we have been following for the last 40 years.

My one complaint with the book was the narrator. He did a good job overall, but mispronounces several scientific terms. I initially didn't like his voice, but got used to is as I listened. And very quickly I was so riveted by the information being presented, I was no longer bothered by my quibbles with the narration.

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