I read the intro chapters to this book and lost interest in the detailed science of sugar. I skipped ahead to the 'what do I do about this' part of the book which largely commences in part 2.
The book really took off from there. The harm caused by sugar and specifically fructose and its metabolic and chemical impacts on the brain and body are simply shocking. I've always struggled with weight. In my mind I've felt that rising sugar consumption has to be behind my drift into obesity. Not only am I sure of that fact but it's a pretty fair bet that the Western obesity epidemic is also caused by sugar and all the nasty illnesses we see today.
Everything we need to know about the future has occurred in the past. It's obvious smoking is bad but it took a long time to really get the message into our collective consciousness. Early anti smoking pioneers were soundly vilified. The current sugar situation is a direct mirror of the path of smoking. Eventually we will see why sugar is bad for us. It'll take some time though. This book is just one of those early trailblazers.
I did read some adverse reviews on this book by Australian dietician organisations. The core message about fructose isn't in dispute. Only minor pickings on side issues were.
I really think this book nails the problem. I know I shouldn't eat chocolate, biscuits, ice cream and so on because it makes me fat. This book explains precisely why it makes me fat and how those products are doing (interfering with the hypothalamus for example) what they do.
It's not about shock science. It's one ordinary blokes explanation about why we get fat, and what to do about it.
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (26 September 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0718179072
- ISBN-13: 978-0718179076
- Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 1.4 x 12.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 222 g
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)