Every month seems to bring a trendy new diet or a new fad to try in order to lose weight – but these diets aren’t making us any happier or healthier. As obesity rates and associated disease and impairments continue to rise, it’s time for a different approach.
How Not to Dietis a treasure trove of buried data and cutting-edge dietary research that Dr Michael Greger has translated into accessible, actionable advice with exciting tools and tricks that will help you to safely lose weight and eliminate unwanted body fat – for good.
Dr Greger, renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of nutritionfacts.org, explores the many causes of obesity – from our genes to the portions on our plate to other environmental factors – and the many consequences, from diabetes to cancer to mental health issues. From there, Dr Greger breaks down a variety of approaches to weight loss, honing in on the optimal criteria that enable success, including: a diet high in fibre and water, a diet low in fat, salt, and sugar, and diet full of anti-inflammatory foods.
How Not to Dietthen goes beyond food to explore the many other weight-loss accelerators available to us in our body’s systems, revealing how plant-based meals can be eaten at specific times to maximize our bodies’ natural fat-burning activities. Dr Greger provides a clear plan not only for the ultimate weight loss diet, but also the approach we must take to unlock its greatest efficacy.
"This book is ground zero, redefining weight management for the generations to come, by way of preventative approaches to combating the leading causes of death and disease. There is a sincere warmth that emanates from Dr Greger's words in How Not to Diet, that creates a safe atmosphere around an emotionally charged topic. His big picture examination of the factors that affect weight are presented in a way that comprehensively demystifies, with credible evidence based science, perhaps the most convoluted health subject of our time." -Stephanie Patterson, writer and documentarian
"Dr. Greger has done it again! With so much confusion constantly surrounding diet and healthy food choices, Dr. Greger explains in 'How Not To Diet' that weight loss can equal satiation, not deprivation. He brings evidence-based science to us in such an easily digestible way. He gives us many little tips, to avoid making big mistakes, that make a huge difference. 'How not to Diet' is totally motivating and fun to read! I highly recommend everyone 'Put it to the test!'" -Gianna Simone, actress and producer