Why We Eat (Too Much): The New Science of Appetite (Paperback)
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Why We Eat (Too Much): The New Science of Appetite (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 14/01/2021
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The Sunday Times bestseller that explains the new science behind weight loss and how we can get in shape without counting calories.

'A compelling look at the science of appetite and metabolism' Vogue

'This book tells us the truth about weight loss' Dr Rangan Chatterjee

We've all heard the golden rule: eat less, exercise more and you'll lose weight. But what if it isn't that simple?

For over two decades, weight loss surgeon Dr Andrew Jenkinson has treated thousands of people who have become trapped in the endless cycle of dieting. Why We Eat (Too Much), combines case studies from his practice and the new science of metabolism to illuminate how our appetite really works.

Debunking myths of about body and systematically explaining why dieting is counter-productive, this unflinching book investigates every aspect of nutrition: from the 'set weight point' that is unique to all of us, to good and bad fats, and from how genes impact our weight to how our hormones are affected after a diet ends.

With a new chapter about the link between obesity and COVID-19, this incredible book will help you understand your body better than ever before.

'Articulate, clear, a joy to read, this is a book that really needed written' Joanna Blythman, author of Swallow This

'Highly persuasive . . . a radical approach to weight loss' Sunday Times

'Debunks the myths around dieting and weight-loss' Telegraph

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241400531
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

Fascinating science ... One of Britain's top weight loss experts * ITV *
Cool, clear and highly persuasive ... a radical approach to weight loss * Sunday Times *
I would recommend [it] to anyone trying to lose weight. I would also recommend [it] to those who struggle to be kind to people with obesity * The Times *
A compelling look at the science of appetite and metabolism * Vogue *

Debunks the myths around dieting and weight-loss

* Telegraph *
A refreshing antidote to junk public health diet advice. The current epidemic of obesity and diet-related disease is a legacy of catastrophic public health advice based on flimsy science. Dr Jenkinson takes-down this failed paradigm and replaces it with sensible, workable advice that reflects the sanity of new-wave nutrition thinking. Articulate, clear, a joy to read, this is a book that really needed written * Joanna Blythman, author of 'Swallow This' *
Will engross anyone who has ever struggled with dieting, but you don't have to want to lose weight to read it ... If you do this then 2020 might be the year that you learn to understand your body * Telegraph Weekend *
Dr Jenkinson wants solutions because he knows how recent and overwhelming the global weight problem is ... His key insight is that weight isn't chosen by our conscious mind. Our bodies are designed to keep our weight at a set point ... His message is for individuals wanting help, not industry or government, who may block their ears. It's one of enjoyment, not deprivation, summed up by "eat more, rest more" ... He promises no incredible solutions, no drastic fat loss, no scourging or short-term January misery, just a gradual improvement in metabolic health, weight and wellbeing over months and years. I hope he's listened to * Jenni Russell, The Times *
Distilling what he has learned over decades of practice [...] in his book, Mr Jenkinson says a far better approach is to ditch the quick-fix solution in favour of an old-fashioned approach' * Mail on Sunday *

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“Makes sense”

Reading this book was very interesting. I haven’t given it 5 stars just because in this day and age there is so much information and seemingly
a new expert everyday- which information can you trust? However, with many... More

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I hugely enjoyed this book. Dr Jenkinson writes about fairly complex physiology in a way that makes sense. I found that I learned lots despite having a fair grounding in physiology. It’s also made me think about my... More

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