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
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:328 pages pages

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss Reviews

  • Shiloah
    Apr 18, 2018
    I?m incredibly impressed with the vast amount of information and scientific studies. I appreciated the organized, detailed way Dr. Fung blasted through common weight loss and diet myths. It?s very refreshing. This book should be the weight loss bible. Everyone who has stubborn be...
  • 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...
  • Emma
    Aug 13, 2017
    I already knew some of the science discussed in this book due to my current studies. As a student of the health sciences (and a future health professional) I am completely fascinated by the obesity epidemic. It is relevant to virtually every health field and I think this book is extrem...
  • Laurie 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...
  • Brian
    Feb 13, 2018
    This is an excellent book on nutrition that will likely reshape the reader?s view on getting fat and getting thin. Like another review I think the title could have been better, this one makes it sound too guru-ish. Fung is not a guru. He is not a believer in a one true way but it...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Leanne Hunt
    Oct 16, 2016
    This book had some really good information in it. I found it very well researched, if a little dry, and it certainly made me think about how I approach the subject of dieting. However, I can't see the book becoming a household favourite because it is rather repetitive and leans more to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • AngryGreyCat
    Feb 05, 2017
    I have a personal interest in this topic as I am in the process of losing weight myself and I have a maternal family history of diabetes that I am strongly fighting against developing. I will also say that I take most ?diet? book with a grain of salt in that they tend to pick and c...
  • 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...
  • Ahmed Hegazy
    Jan 05, 2018
    A must read for anyone struggling with weight management. It provides a completely new framework to address and tackle the problem. The nice thing is that everything in this book is backed by scientific studies on humans and empirical results. I loved it! ...
  • 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 ...
  • Zak
    Sep 15, 2017
    Being a layman totally untrained in the medical or health sciences, I found this book illuminating. First of all, I am not obese or even overweight. But whilst I could regularly eat for two in the past and not gain any weight, I have been noticing the beginnings of a "spare tyre" formi...