The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss

Why you?ve never been able to lose weight, and how that can change now Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones?in everyone?and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss. In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an origin Why you?ve never been able to lose weight, and how that can change now Everything you believe about...

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Title:The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
Author:Jason Fung
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Genres:Health
ISBN:The Obesity Code
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:328 pages pages

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss Reviews

  • Andreas Schwartmann
    Jul 15, 2018
    German first, english afterwards: Das Buch hat mir gut gefallen, allerdings habe ich einige Kritikpunkte anzumerken: 1) Dr. Fung wiederholt m.E. zu oft, dass nicht Kalorien dick machen, sondern Insulin. Das ist dann irgendwann ermüdend. 2) Er behauptet, dass man mit Bewegung...
  • Lee
    Jun 09, 2018
    The most enjoyable and understandable book on nutrition and weight management I've ever read. I was so excited to read this, I had many Aha! moments. Dr. Fung gives a clearly written overview, (especially for the lay person) of how weight gain and loss is regulated by hormones. He does...
  • Stephanie *Very Stable Genius*
    Jan 21, 2018
    Don?t let the title of this book put you off, it?s not a diet book. I typically don?t read diet books because diets are pointless.... we all know that. More precisely (as pointed out in the book), all diets work at first and then one plateaus and then the weight comes back. On...
  • Nikhil P. Freeman
    Nov 16, 2016
    Worked for me. Lost 18 pounds of fat in thirty days with a low-carb, high fat, moderate protein diet in conjunction with intermittent fasting. ...
  • Bobbi
    Apr 25, 2016
    I've read a number of books about nutrition and although this title covered many of the same topics as Good Calories Bad Calories and The Big Fat Surprise, it was the first to help me understand that when you eat matters. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the topic o...
  • Laurie Halse  Anderson
    Jul 24, 2017
    Terrible title, great book. The focus is changing your habits to reduce insulin output and insulin resistance in order to eliminate or modulate Type 2 diabetes & metabolic syndrome. Losing weight can play an important role in this. The author (a physician) provides loads of...
  • Canadian Reader
    Dec 01, 2017
    Unfortunately saddled with a poor title, The Obesity Code is not shilling some new fad diet or weight-loss program. In fact, this reader friendly, direct, and humorous book addresses the very serious problems with insulin resistance that so many who eat a western diet high in refined g...
  • Andy
    Aug 14, 2017
    Dr. Fung does a nice job critiquing the nonsense we were all taught for 50 years about calories and cholesterol, etc. Unfortunately, he seems to have hoisted himself on his own petard. He lambastes others for recommending things that are not evidence-based, but then his big advice is...
  • Angela Boord
    Feb 03, 2017
    I'm not at all sure how to rate this book. Overall, I think his argument that chronically high insulin levels cause obesity is probably true. But there are some logical gymnastics involved in this book, too. There was a lot of assertion that "calories don't matter" and "calories in/cal...
  • Laura (Kyahgirl)
    Apr 15, 2018
    4/5; 4 stars; A- This book was written by a Canadian doctor, a nephrologist in fact, who came to the topic by the way of treating patients for issues related to diabetes. I would highly recommend it for a couple of reasons. First, it gives a really good explanation of the all the ho...
  • Cindy Rollins
    Aug 06, 2017
    I know a lot about dieting having done it for most of my life. I know that calorie counting does lead to yo-yo weight management and yet it is often the only option. Recently, I lost 25 lbs going back to Weight Watchers and now I am in the inevitable plateau with a few pounds creeping ...
  • Crystal Starr Light
    Oct 04, 2018
    Bullet Review: Mixed bag. On one hand this is one of the only health books I've ever listened to that actually said "Different people gain weight for different reasons" and "All diets work in the beginning". Basic, but somehow still shocking. On the other hand, this book is anoth...
  • howl of minerva
    Jan 18, 2018
    Horrible title but excellent content. Fung is Canadian nephrologist who got tired of seeing his patients tread the well-worn path from obesity to type-2 diabetes to end stage renal failure to death. He decided to devote himself to studying and treating the metabolic syndrome. The findi...
  • Mike Warner
    Jul 13, 2017
    My ego only took on marginal damage when my physician recommended a book to me with the word Obesity front and center. In fact I was quite ready to take on a more strategic effort towards more healthy living. Even the suggestion of intermittent fasting, the central and lone thesis of t...
  • Kim
    Aug 18, 2017
    If you've spent a considerable amount of your life not being at a weight with which you're comfortable, Jason Fung has good and bad news.  The bad news is that counting calories doesn't work. Neither do diet plans. Neither do diet and exercise. Fung maintains that no single idea wi...
  • Negin
    Dec 26, 2016
    This is a fabulous book, probably the best diet/health book that I?ve ever read. I?ve been meaning to read this for a while, but there was a bit of a dread factor. Honestly, I?ve read so many diet and health books through the years, that I needed yet another one like I need a dri...
  • Cindi Seal
    May 30, 2017
    Dr. Fung does a great job convincing that insulin and insulin resistance cause weight gain (as opposed to the overly simplistic and flawed calorie deficit model); however I was disappointed when reaching the end of the book. I understand no one book or person will have the answer/cure ...
  • John
    Mar 12, 2016
    I have struggled for most my adult life to keep my weight at a healthy level. Usually this means going on a major diet for several months every few years. I'm doing that now, and have lost more than 25 pounds. It feels good. But over the past eight weeks or so, even though I've kept to...
  • Christy
    May 08, 2018
    The Obesity Code is the 5th book in my non-fiction challenge for 2018. This book was very informative and interesting. It focused on insulin resistance being the trigger for those who struggle with weight loss- more in the long term than short term. It also touched on fasting and inter...
  • Aneliya Petrunova
    May 13, 2016
    (????????? ??-???? ?? ?????????) Jason Fung's book "The Obesity Code" is a valuable addition to the library of anyone who is interested in healthy eating, obesity and weight loss. The author is a doctor (nephrologist) who has dedicated himself to fighting obe...
  • Chris Bartos
    Oct 12, 2016
    The best diet book ever! I've read more diet books than I know what to do with here is why this book is the best: 1. It explains why calorie restriction doesn't work. 2. It explains why over eating doesn't cause you to gain weight. 3. It explains in simple terms why we get fat. ...
  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    Mar 17, 2016
    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ The Obesity Code is a relatively brief and friendly discussion about the role of insulin control and how it affects weight. This isn't a diet book so much as a discussion on a more modern way to look at everyth...
  • Jeanmarie Giambra
    Mar 08, 2016
    Best Book Ever to Overcome Obesity with calorie counting & weighing food & excessive exercise. The best weight loss book that cuts through all the mixed messages and myths we are taught. I wanted a scientific examination of how the body operates and I already assumed hormone...
  • Elena
    Jan 11, 2017
    Nothing in this book was new for those, who, like me, are following books/blogs on healthy eating and practicing that eating itself. I met several typos throughout the book and was not impressed with the coherence and thoroughness of presented framework. The biggest flow is the absence...
  • Dara
    Jul 18, 2017
    I thought Dr. Jason Fung does an amazing job at explaining complex topics involved in diabetes, obesity, and insulin resistance. He's so thorough and easy to understand that you can't help but learn. And he's actually pretty funny to boot! I have never heard such great explanations ...
  • blake
    May 26, 2016
    I had just finished watching Jason Fung's six part video series, The Etiology of Obesity on YouTube, and it crystallized a lot of what I've learned over the years regarding hormones and weight loss/gain, so I thought I'd pick up the book and see what else he had to say. Well, honest...
  • María Paz Greene F
    Jul 16, 2018
    Al fin una explicación clara, documentada, concisa, y además bastante divertida (tiene gracia para escribir, el hombre) sobre el tema de la alimentación y del sobrepeso. Pésimo título, pero excelente libro. SOY TU FAN, DOCTOR FUNG <3 ...
  • Ryan Hawkins
    Oct 03, 2018
    Excellent book. I just finished Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes, and I thought it was one of the best nutrition books I?ve read. I thought this one was just as good. It?s a newer book, and Fung took some of Taubes? (and others?) ideas, and specified them even more. As a result, t...
  • Alice Cai
    Jan 10, 2018
    5* So this review covers like 2/3 of the book. I'm getting kinda lazy at the end here. I got bored so I skimmed the actual weight loss advice at the end. This book is probably the best non-fiction I've read so far. The first 2/3 of the book is mostly about things you shouldn't do to ...
  • Mara
    Jun 13, 2018
    Probably the book I would now recommend as the place to start if you're interested in eliminating sugar & processed foods from your diet and making it stick... I think you really do need to understand the WHY of sugar elimination, not just the what, or else it doesn't last. He does...