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Why calories don't count : how we got the science of weight loss wrong  Cover Image Book Book

Why calories don't count : how we got the science of weight loss wrong / Giles Yeo, PhD.

Yeo, Giles, (Author).


"Calorie information is ubiquitous. On packaged food, restaurant menus, and online recipes we see authoritative numbers that tell us the calorie count of what we're about to consume. And we treat these numbers as gospel-counting, cutting, intermittently consuming and, if you believe some 'experts' out there, magically making them disappear. We all know, and governments advise, that losing weight is just a matter of burning more calories than we consume. But it's actually all wrong. In Why Calories Don't Count, Dr. Giles Yeo, an obesity researcher at Cambridge University, challenges the conventional model and demonstrates that all calories are not created equal. He addresses why popular diets succeed, at least in the short term, and why they ultimately fail, and what your environment has to do with your bodyweight. Once you understand that calories don't count, you can begin to make different decisions about how you choose to eat, learning what you really need to be counting instead. Practical, science-based and full of illuminating anecdotes, this is the most entertaining dietary advice you'll ever read"-- Provided by publisher

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  • ISBN: 9781643138275 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1643138278 : HRD
  • Physical Description: 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Pegasus books cloth edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2021.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-298) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Calories, calories everywhere -- The Atwater factor -- How do we turn food into energy? -- What do we use energy for? -- The power of protein -- The wonder of fibre -- The 'ultra' in processed -- Privilege and calories -- We don't eat calories, we eat food -- Epilogue.
Subject: Food > Caloric content.
Reducing diets.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Consortium.


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North Branch Area Library 613.25 Y (Text) 32050009114361 Nonfiction Checked out 04/10/2023
Pine City Public Library 613.25 Y (Text) 32050009114353 Nonfiction Available -

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