Secrets From the Eating Lab

Secrets From the Eating Lab

The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again

eBook - 2015
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From her office in the University of Minnesota's Health and Eating Lab, professor Traci Mann researches self-control and dieting. And what she has discovered is groundbreaking. Not only do diets not work; they often result in weight gain. Americans are losing the battle of the bulge because our bodies and brains are not hardwired to resist food--the very idea of it works against our biological imperative to survive. In Secrets From the Eating Lab, Mann challenges assumptions--including those that make up the very foundation of the weight loss industry--about how diets work and why they fail. The result of more than two decades of research, it offers cutting-edge science and exciting new insights into the American obesity epidemic and our relationship with eating and food.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperWave, [2015]
ISBN: 9780062329264
006232926X
0062329235
9780062329233
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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In the Health and Eating Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, Professor Traci Mann and her colleagues test common assumptions around food and dieting; their findings debunk much of what we think we know. Not only do diets not work, for example, but they’re even less successful than we’ve b... Read More »


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DBRL_JerilynH Jul 29, 2016

Besides explaining why you shouldn't diet, this book gives some practical ideas of how to improve your health.

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Karis006
Jul 12, 2016

This book was very interesting and a very quick read. Highly recommend for people who are currently on or have attempted diets in the past.

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Bibliocommunard
Apr 22, 2015

I was able to read an advance review copy of this book and found it a fascinating and readable exploration of what does and does not work when humans try to achieve their lowest maintainable weight. Highly recommended.

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