The companion cookbook to the New York Times bestseller Fat Chance Fat Chance became an instant New York Times bestseller. Robert Lustig’s message that the increased sugar in our diets has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last thirty years captured our national attention. Now, in The Fat Chance Cookbook, Lustig helps us put this information into action for ourselves. With more than 100 recipes as well as meal plans, nutritional analyses, shopping lists, and food swaps, he shows us easy ways to drastically reduce sugar and increase fiber to lose weight and regain health – both for ourselves and for our families. Lustig also shows us how to navigate the grocery store with handy lists for stocking the pantry as well as how to read a food label in order to find hidden sugars and evaluate fiber content. Accessible, affordable, and geared toward lasting results, The Fat Chance Cookbook will be a fun and easy roadmap to better health for the whole family.
The Fat Chance Cookbook
Author: Robert H. Lustig, Heather Millar, Cindy Gershen
Provides meal plans, shopping lists, food swaps, and over 1one hundred recipes to lower sugar intake and lose weight.
The Fat Chance Cookbook
Author: Robert H. Lustig, Heather Millar, Cindy Gershen
Provides meal plans, shopping lists, food swaps, and over one hundred recipes to lower sugar intake and lose weight.
Author: Robert H. Lustig
Documents the science and politics behind the pandemic of chronic disease, chronicling how the food industry has replaced fat with sugar and triggered biochemical changes that can be overcome through strategic hormone-adjusting measures.
More than 40 years before Gary Taubes published The Case Against Sugar, John Yudkin published his now-classic exposé on the dangers of sugar—reissued here with a new introduction by Robert H. Lustig, the bestselling author of Fat Chance. Scientist John Yudkin was the first to sound the alarm about the excess of sugar in the diet of modern Americans. His classic exposé, Pure, White, and Deadly, clearly and engagingly describes how sugar is damaging our bodies, why we eat so much of it, and what we can do to stop. He explores the ins and out of sugar, from the different types—is brown sugar really better than white?—to how it is hidden inside our everyday foods, and how it is harming our health. In 1972, Yudkin was mostly ignored by the health industry and media, but the events of the last forty years have proven him spectacularly right. Yudkin’s insights are even more important and relevant now, with today’s record levels of obesity, than when they were first published. Brought up-to-date by childhood obesity expert Dr. Robert H. Lustig, this emphatic treatise on the hidden dangers of sugar is essential reading for anyone concerned about their health, the health of their children, and the wellbeing of modern society.
"Explores how industry has manipulated our most deep-seated survival instincts."—David Perlmutter, MD, Author, #1 New York Times bestseller, Grain Brain and Brain Maker The New York Times–bestselling author of Fat Chance reveals the corporate scheme to sell pleasure, driving the international epidemic of addiction, depression, and chronic disease. While researching the toxic and addictive properties of sugar for his New York Times bestseller Fat Chance, Robert Lustig made an alarming discovery—our pursuit of happiness is being subverted by a culture of addiction and depression from which we may never recover. Dopamine is the “reward” neurotransmitter that tells our brains we want more; yet every substance or behavior that releases dopamine in the extreme leads to addiction. Serotonin is the “contentment” neurotransmitter that tells our brains we don’t need any more; yet its deficiency leads to depression. Ideally, both are in optimal supply. Yet dopamine evolved to overwhelm serotonin—because our ancestors were more likely to survive if they were constantly motivated—with the result that constant desire can chemically destroy our ability to feel happiness, while sending us down the slippery slope to addiction. In the last forty years, government legislation and subsidies have promoted ever-available temptation (sugar, drugs, social media, porn) combined with constant stress (work, home, money, Internet), with the end result of an unprecedented epidemic of addiction, anxiety, depression, and chronic disease. And with the advent of neuromarketing, corporate America has successfully imprisoned us in an endless loop of desire and consumption from which there is no obvious escape. With his customary wit and incisiveness, Lustig not only reveals the science that drives these states of mind, he points his finger directly at the corporations that helped create this mess, and the government actors who facilitated it, and he offers solutions we can all use in the pursuit of happiness, even in the face of overwhelming opposition. Always fearless and provocative, Lustig marshals a call to action, with seminal implications for our health, our well-being, and our culture.
A companion to "The South Beach Diet" presents more than two hundred recipes that demonstrate how to eat healthfully without compromising taste, outlining the diet's basic philosophies and sharing personal success stories.
Sugar Has 56 Names
Author: Robert H. Lustig
In the newest edition of The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the U.S. government has – for the very first time – limited the amount of sugar that it is safe for us to consume. Yet sugar hides behind many names on ingredient lists, making it sometimes impossible to discover. Although "evaporated cane juice" might be easy enough to puzzle out – what about “diastatic malt” or “panocha?” In Sugar Has 56 Names, Robert H. Lustig, MD, bestselling author of Fat Chance and The Fat Chance Cookbook, provides a list of ingredient names that food manufacturers use to disguise sugar content as well as a rundown of common grocery store items and their total sugar content. Concise and direct, Sugar Has 56 Names is an essential tool for smart shopping.
The Salt Solution Diet
Author: Heather K. Jones, The Editors of Prevention
Publisher: Rodale Books
BEAT BLOAT, SHED POUNDS, AND SLASH SALT FOR GOOD! Salt is tasty and addictive, and even though it has zero calories of its own, it could be responsible for sabotaging your weight loss efforts. Hidden in foods you'd least expect (even in "diet" foods), salt is everywhere--and it's devastating your health and your waistline. But there are simple ways to nix the sodium and lower your risk for high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and other health issues while you're at it. Low salt does not mean low flavor! In this book, you'll find recipes and quick fixes for more than 75 simple and delicious meals, including Sweet Potato Pancakes, Pork Tenderloin with Avocado Salad, Rosemary Salmon, Pumpkin-Maple Cheesecake, and Banana Nut Cake. The Salt Solution Diet also serves as a store guide, helping you navigate your way through supermarket aisles and drive-thru menus, so you know which packaged and restaurant foods (yes, you can still have them) are the best ones for you and your health. Thanks to The Salt Solution Diet slimming down and sidestepping disease has never been easier or more delicious. Here is the fix your health, diet, and waist-line have been looking for!
People who want to lose weight are faced with a dizzying array of options: low-fat, low-carb, gluten-free ... the list is endless. But the truth behind them all is that the only real way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you take in. Those who have rediscovered calorie counting want calorie-controlled options that take the guesswork out of dieting. But they also want food they can enjoy and feel good about. And for many, that means going light on the artificial sweeteners. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to 200-300-and 400-Calorie Meals helps readers put together a meal plan that keeps them to their calorie goals and helps them lose weight safely-and keep it off. In this book, readers will find: ·A system for calculating a calorie budget based on current weight, activity levels, and weight-loss goals. ·How to keep track of calories consumed and estimate calorie content of meals on the go. ·Two weeks of meal plans for various calorie-budget levels. ·Eating schedules to keep people feeling full and satisfied between meals. ·Recipes for 300- and 400-calorie meals that taste great. ·Recipes for 200-calorie snacks and light meals to satisfy hunger without blowing the diet. ·Ways to satisfy a sweet tooth without overdosing on artificial sweeteners, which often make people crave more sugar.
Eat Fat, Get Thin
Author: Mark Hyman
Publisher: Little, Brown
A revolutionary new diet program based on the latest science showing the importance of fat in weight loss and overall health, from # 1 bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman. Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the immense health and weight-loss benefits of a high-fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods. In his new book, bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explains how to EAT FAT, GET THIN, and achieve optimum wellness along the way. Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice, EAT FAT, GET THIN is the cutting edge way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel your best.
The Wild Diet
Author: Abel James
Abel James eats like a king, never goes to the gym, and is in the best shape of his life. His plan is simple: eat plenty of whole and naturally edible foods, and be sceptical of manipulated, processed food products. In The Wild Diet, he brings readers a Paleo-inspired 40 day weight loss program, showing how the answer to vibrant health doesn't live in a calorie-restricted diet, a magical fat-blasting pill or a miserable exercise program. The secret is sticking to our roots and knowing where our food comes from.
Obesity Before Birth
Author: Robert H Lustig
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This volume will explore the epidemiology and the basic mechanisms of each of these prenatal phenomena, in an attempt to explain the role of the prenatal environment in promoting postnatal weight gain. This information will contribute to resolving the nature-nurture controversy. This information provides guidance to clinical practitioners involved in both prenatal and postnatal care. This volume further stimulates research into underlying mechanisms and prevention and treatment of this phenomenon.
Discover the groundbreaking method to defeat diabetes without drugs using the step-by-step diet plans and recipes from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Michael Mosley. The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet is a radical new approach to the biggest health epidemic threatening us today... Our modern diet, high in low-quality carbohydrates, is damaging our bodies—producing a constant overload of sugar in our bloodstream that clogs up our arteries and piles hidden fat into our internal organs. The result has been a doubling in the number of type 2 diabetics, as well as a surge in those with a potentially hazardous condition—prediabetes. It is now known that even moderately elevated blood sugar levels can trigger heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer. But scientists have recently demonstrated that you can prevent and even reverse type 2 diabetes with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Drawing on the work of Dr. Roy Taylor—one of the UK’s foremost diabetes experts—and his own experience as a one-time diabetic, Dr. Michael Mosley presents a groundbreaking, science-based, 8-week plan for diabetics who want to reverse their condition (and then stay off medication). He also offers a more flexible regime for people interested in the extensive health benefits to be gained from lowering their blood sugar levels and shedding dangerous fat. As Dr. Mosley says, it is never too late to act.
Keto is increasingly being regarded as the go-to eating plan for losing weight, reversing diabetes, or even maintaining general health. However, cooking ketogenic accurately and consistently can be a challenge. Adapting recipes to make them keto-friendly often adds cooking time, preparation, and hard-to-find ingredients. That isn't always feasible when you need to get a meal on the table after a busy day--and even keto followers can't live on avocados and bacon alone. Keto Meals in 30 Minutes or Less gives readers 100 delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner (and even snacks) that are quick, easy, varied, and delicious. -Recipes are suitable for busy lifestyles -Recipes use commonly found ingredients -Recipes call for fewer ingredients and fewer steps -Recipes take a short amount of time to prepare--or can be made in large batches or used to build out other recipes such as casseroles, slow-cooker entrees, and pre-prepped vegetables and sides.