Why We Eat (Too Much)
Dr Andrew Jenkinson
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The Sunday Times bestseller that explains the new science behind weight loss and how we can get in shape without counting calories.
'A compelling look at the science of appetite and metabolism' Vogue
'This book tells us the truth about weight loss' Dr Rangan Chatterjee
This ground-breaking book proves that what we have been told about our diet until now has been all wrong and how, in fact, diet culture can drive up your weight in the long-term.
For over two decades, weight loss surgeon Dr Andrew Jenkinson has treated thousands of people who have become trapped in the endless cycle of dieting. Why We Eat (Too Much), combines case studies from his practice and the new science of metabolism to illuminate how our appetite really works.
Debunking the great myths of the body, and systematically explaining why dieting is counter-productive, this unflinching book investigates every aspect of nutrition. From the 'set weight point' that is unique to everyone, to the difference between good and bad fats, he explores the impact of genes and genetic mutation on our weight and what happens to our hormones long after a diet ends.
It's time to put an end to the confusion and understand our bodies better than ever before.
'Articulate, clear, a joy to read, this is a book that really needed written' Joanna Blythman, author of Swallow This
'Highly persuasive . . . a radical approach to weight loss' Sunday Times
'Debunks the myths around dieting and weight-loss' Telegraph