Why Women Need Fat

Why Women Need Fat

How "healthy" Food Makes Us Gain Excess Weight and the Surprising Solution to Losing It Forever

Book - 2011
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"Why do women struggle so much with weight? Can women ever lose weight and keep it off? In this incredibly research-driven and counterintuitive book, an anthropologist and a public health doctor team up to answer those questions. Blending anecdotal evidence with hard science, they explain how women's weight is controlled by evolution -- but more important, they reveal how a change in diet three decades ago may be the reason women today are bigger than their grandmothers were. Explaining why fat (both in our diet and in our body) is crucial to long-term health, the authors not only show why women tend (and need) to get heavier after having their first child, but destroy cultural myths like "all fat is bad for you." Providing a plan that can help any woman achieve a natural, healthy weight-- without dieting -- "Why Women Need Fat" not only gives women the tools they need to shed weight, but also a better understanding of why those last five pounds seem impossible to lose"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Hudson Street Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9781594630859
Branch Call Number: 613.04244 LAS
Characteristics: xix, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Gaulin, Steven J. C.

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