Non-Fiction - Health & Fitness

OBESITY ... It's NOT what YOU THINK it is!

Category:Non-Fiction - Health & Fitness

Author:Richard Fast

  • Publisher: 29 Days Inc.
  • Publication Date: July 4, 2023
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • ISBN-10: 0987919393
  • ISBN-13: 978-0987919397
  • ASIN: B0CB6XK51D

''Our relationship with food is broken. Consequently, so is our health.'' In OBESITY ... It's NOT what YOU THINK it is! Richard Fast boldly challenges traditional beliefs about weight and well-being, positing that the prevalence of highly processed, nutrient-deficient foods in our modern diet lies at the heart of the global obesity epidemic. With an exhaustive exploration spanning from the evolution of dietary norms to the marketing tactics of the food industry, Fast reveals the true culprit behind the crisis and presents a roadmap for restoring health and vitality. Fast argues that obesity transcends mere physical appearance, constituting a profound health emergency affecting millions worldwide. He dismantles the misconception that only visibly overweight individuals grapple with obesity, stressing that even ostensibly slender individuals can suffer from metabolic obesity due to poor nutritional intake. By exploring the adverse effects of processed foods on cellular health, Fast underscores the critical need to reassess our dietary habits.

A standout feature of the book is its incisive critique of the food industry's role in shaping dietary preferences. Fast exposes the manipulative tactics deployed by corporations to promote convenient yet nutritionally deficient products, underlining the dire consequences for public health. Through compelling anecdotes and empirical evidence, he unveils strategies reminiscent of those employed by the tobacco industry, sowing doubt and evading accountability. Furthermore, Fast examines the addictive allure of ultra-processed foods, elucidating their pervasive impact on eating behaviors. Drawing upon scientific research, he challenges conventional notions of calorie counting and advocates for approaches to weight management rooted in nourishing the body rather than restrictive dieting.

By advocating for a return to wholesome, unprocessed foods and fostering awareness of the NOVA classification system for processed foods, Fast empowers readers to make enlightened choices for optimal health. His emphasis on personal accountability and the imperative to challenge societal norms accentuates the transformative potential of individual agency in combating the obesity crisis.

OBESITY ... It's NOT what YOU THINK it is!'' by Richard Fast is a thought-provoking manifesto that disrupts conventional wisdom surrounding weight and health. Through a meticulous examination of industry practices, scientific research, and cultural paradigms, Fast presents a compelling narrative of the obesity epidemic and inspires readers to reclaim their well-being through informed dietary decisions. If you enjoyed The Obesity Code by Jason Fung, Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss, and In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, then you will absolutely love OBESITY... It's NOT what YOU THINK it is! by Richard Fast. It is the best book I have read about health and wellness. 

Reviewed By: Romuald Dzemo

Reviewed Date: March 5, 2024

Category: Non-Fiction - Health & Fitness