Big Fat Lies

Big Fat Lies

The Truth About your Weight and your Health

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Offers a plan for metabolic fitness while debunking height-weight tables, fat consumption, yo-yo dieting, exercise, and the relationship between health and obesity.

Perseus Publishing
In this authoritative, easy-to-read book, Glenn Gaesser, an exercise physiologist, challenges the conventional wisdom that excess body fat poses a danger to health. He explains that it is the fat in your diet ? not your weight ? that is harmful, and presents scientific evidence of the benefits of body fat. In addition, Gaesser presents a ?20/20 program” for achieving optimal health and metabolic fitness through 20 minutes of daily moderate exercise and a complex-carbohydrate eating plan. This edition includes a new introduction and updated research. ?Challenges the common beliefs that ?thin is best’ and ?weight loss improves health.’ ” ? Pat Lyons, author of Great Shape


Ingram Publishing Services
Do you believe that your weight should be within the range recommended by one of the various height-

weight tables that are always appearing in books and magazines? That being overweight is unhealthy? That weight loss improves health?

Have you ever been told by your doctor to lose weight? Are you currently dieting or contemplating going on a diet? Have diets failed you or made you feel like a failure? Do you feel people look down on you because of your weight? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then this book is for you.

Millions of Americans stigmatized as “too fat” need to be reassured that the roads to good health are wide enough for everyone. Here’s proof that people can be overweight and still be fit and healthy. Glenn Gaesser, an exercise physiologist, challenges the conventional wisdom that excess body fat poses a danger to health. This is an authoritative, clearly written book that is crucial reading for anyone who wants to take concrete steps towards improving their health – no matter what their size.


Baker
& Taylor

Identifies a difference between dietary fat and body fat, and outlining the author's "20/20 program" for achieving health and metabolic fitness through twenty minutes of daily moderate exercise and a complex-carbohydrate eating plan. Reprint.

Publisher: Carlsbad, CA : Gürze, [2002]
Edition: Updated edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780936077420
0936077425
Branch Call Number: 613.28 GAESS
Characteristics: 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes: Originally published by Ballantine Books, 1996

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