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
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.

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.

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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