This book I needed to read a decade ago...have counted calories for 50 years and points and been to all diet clinics too...this is so easy to understand and so easy to do....IF is wonderful and I am doing well with it and my weight is moving....Dr Fung explains it all simply and my first weight lose came by just giving up sweetners.......just suddenly being told they raise insulin levels was the first step and been upward every since....if you are really over dieting and counting the calories or buying prepared diet food etc, this is the book for you....
I read this directly after reading “Wheat Belly” by cardiologist William Davis. However, whilst I thought that book presented a good case, on occasion Dr Davis did seem to reach a bit with his hypothesis (although he tended to qualify his statements when he did) and it was clear there was more to the diabesity epidemic than his analysis allowed.
This is quite different to the experience I had reading this book, which is far more heavily cited, more holistic and presented with a compelling multi-dimensional logic that is hard to deny.
Whilst I’m personally quite healthy, I recently trialled a 5 day fast to test the claims of this book and I can attest that after about day 2 I had started to feel ok, and by days 4 and 5 I was feeling positively fantastic. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever been quite so productive and enthusiastic at work.
Jason Fung has written a logically sequenced, easy to read book. His arguments are well supported with quality, peer reviewed research. I would recommend this book to anyone struggling with obesity, insulin resistance or any of the myriad of health issues related to inflammation in the body. I would also strongly recommend this book to dieticians, nutritionists, diabetes educators, diabetes nurses and associated health professionals. Not for its easy to read format, but for the quality and up-to-date research that some (many?) health professionals appear to unaware of. I would love see to nutritional guidelines reflect the research that is so readily available.
I have an extensive library of weight management advice books but this is the most logical and useful reference I have read. Following this type of advice I have successfully lost 65kg (yes, sixty five kilo) and maintained a reasonable weight for over four years. Wish I had found this book years ago!
This book (and Dr Fung's subsequent articles on intermittent fasting) has been an absolute revelation for me. I too have been totally focused on calories in, calories out and never fully understood the effect different foods and food timing has had on my weight. An absolute must read for anyone looking at weight control or working with clients who are looking for weight loss. Intermittent fasting has been an amazing eating manipulation method for me personally. I have lost more weight in the past 6-months using this method than in the last 6-years of training in the gym 5-days per week.
Jason has literally saved my life. The key to losing weight, for me, was understanding WHY I was morbidly obese. Once I understood the biology everything else just fell into place. Brilliant read. A life changer.
I’ve never recommended a book before but this one is different. I loved that each reason is explained in detail. I’ve started making changes right away and for the first time actually understand what’s happening in my body and listening to it. Highly recommend.