Big Fat Lies: The Truth about Your Weight and Your Health

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, Jun 3, 2011 - 640 pages
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In this authoritative, easy - to - read book, Glenn Gaesser, an exercise physiologist, challenges the conventional wisdom that excess body fat poses a danger to health. He explains that it is the fat in your diet - not your weight - that is harmful, and presents scientific evidence of the benefits of body fat. In addition, Gaesser presents a ''20/20 program'' for achieving optimal health and metabolic fitness through 20 minutes of daily moderate exercise and a complex - carbohydrate eating plan. This edition includes a new introduction and updated research. ''Challenges the common beliefs that 'thin is best' and 'weight loss improves health.' '' - Pat Lyons, author of Great Shape

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User Review  - Elaine Farkas - Goodreads

Mainstream health-news media promotes unattainable weight goals so the insurance industry can use younger "overweight" people to subsidize older ones with more health problems...while making a profit :o) And that having a big derriere isn't so bad... Read full review

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User Review  - Katrina - Goodreads

I originally read this book for my university class "Nutrition and Exercise Science" (much more complex than it sounds) and decided to reread it. I believe this book should be required reading for any ... Read full review

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