Big Fat Lies: How The Diet Industry Is Making You Sick, Fat & Poor

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Penguin UK, Feb 22, 2012 - Medical - 216 pages
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'Diets and exercise won't help us lose weight. Vitamins and minerals are a waste of money and sometimes downright dangerous. Sugar makes us fat and sick. And polyunsaturated fat gives us cancer and works with sugar to give us heart disease. This book exists because I desperately hope that with a little knowledge we can all vote with out feet and change the rules of the game before the game kills us.' For decades we've been told to eat less, exercise more, eat less saturated fat, eat more polyunsaturated oils, and take vitamin and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. For decades this is what we've done, but the rates of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancer have never been higher. The real culprits, David Gillespie tells us, are sugar and polyunsaturated oils. Analysing the latest scientific evidence, he shows us why the outlines a plan to avoid them both without missing out or 'dieting'. Gillespie exposes the powerful role the multibillion-dollar food, health and diet industries have played in promoting the health messages we follow or feel guilty about not following. Discovering the truth about diets, exercise, supplements and processed food is your first step towards improved health, greater happiness and a longer life for you and your family. 'Gillespie is an informed and entertaining writer who makes his subject fascinating, and inspires with his passion and logic.' G MAGAZINE
 

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Contents

Introduction
The things we do that make no difference to our health 1 Why diets dont work
The weightloss methods we
Exercise wont help you lose weight either
Vitamins dont waste your money
Salt and other minerals
The real culprits sugar and polyunsaturated fat Introduction
Why we really gain weight sugar
Polyunsaturated fats cause heart disease and cholesterol doesnt
Polyunsaturated fats cause cancer
A practical guide to avoiding sugar and polyunsaturated fats Introduction
Cutting out sugar or more precisely fructose
Cutting out polyunsaturated fats specifically seed oils
So what are we allowed to eat?
Epilogue
Acknowledgements

All about fats
Good fat very bad

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About the author (2012)

David Gillespie is a recovering corporate lawyer, co-founder of a successful software company and consultant to the IT industry. He is also the father of six young children (including one set of twins). With such a lot of extra time on his hands, and 40 extra kilos on his waistline, he set out to investigate why he, like so many in his generation, was fat. He deciphered the latest medical findings on diet and weight gain and what he found was chilling. Being fat was the least of his problems. He needed to stop poisoning himself.

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