Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung

Available on Amazon

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss

Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Greystone Books; 1 edition ()
ISBN-13: 978-1771641258
Kindle: 864 KB
Publisher: Greystone Books; 1 edition (March 3, 2016)
ASIN: B123456789
Available on Amazon

Why You're Fat and What To Do About It

This is a best-seller by a Canadian nephrologist, Dr. Jason Fung, who has a large internet following on youtube and on his website: Intensive Dietary Management. He treats diabetics and has been able in some cases to reverse Type 2 Diabetes through diet and fasting.

From the blurb:

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 original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.

Available for Pre-Order
The Obesity Code is his first book, where he explains his analysis of obesity, diabetes, the role of insulin and sugar, and why his approach - eliminating sugar and burning off existing sugar in the body through fasting -works. It's not a diet book per se - you won't find a meal plan or recipes. But it is a good book to help you understand why you would want to do this and how to adopt this approach. If you are one of the many people who suffer from weight gain, specially as you age, have diabetics in the family, or have developed Type 2 Diabetes yourself, you should definitely, definitely check out Dr. Fung, whether through his book or via his websites and videos.

The good news for those who need detailed guides: Dr. Fung is writing a how-to book which due to come out in October and is already available for pre-order: The Complete Guide To Fasting.

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  1. Thank you for this. I am struggling with this and have come to realize on my own it's a blood sugar problem for me, but have not known where to turn. I will check this out!

    1. The amazon reviews on the book are quite helpful too - lots of people giving feedback. advice. Be sure to also check out Dr Fung's blog/site (I linked it in the review). Good luck!