By Greg Critser Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World (Reprint) [Paperback] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fat Land has ratings and reviews. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer said: When this book first came out in , it was an eye-opener, and I can see. “An in-depth, well-researched, and thoughtful exploration of the ‘fat boom’ in America. In Fat Land, award-winning nutrition and health journalist Greg Critser.
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Every American, big or small. The Best Books of On the other hand, he mentions how the entrance of large numbers of women into the workforce has negatively impacted the eating patterns of millions of people, which would be unmentionable on the feminist left. The amount of information in this book is on-par with the amount found in textbooks, which unfortunately made it hard to read for long periods of time. Critser’s book is a good first step in rectifying that.
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National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. A former “fatso” who decided to shed the weight not after his wife and physician told him to do so, but when a rude stranger told him to watch out and used derogatory words refering to his weight.
His expose of the Los Angeles schools’ opening of the nutritional floodgates in the lunchroom and his examination of the political and cultural forces that have set the bar on American fitness low and then lower, are both discerning reporting and impassioned wake-up calls. The End of Overeating: What in American society has changed so dramatically that nearly 60 percent of us are now overweight, plunging the nation into what the surgeon general calls an “epidemic of obesity”?
The author starts like 60 years ago and goes to our current day. Jess marked it as to-read Nov 04, We all know this.
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FAT LAND: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World
I have to admit, I’m one of the obese, though I’ve been When this book first came out init was an eye-opener, and I can see why. Want to Read saving…. See all 85 reviews.
His solution reflects the have it now thinking that causes obesity and spur fad diets. I felt guilty for being sedentary while reading the book: This book states the obvious many times but lane the beginning of the book, I was still intrigued enough to keep reading.
Memorably, Fat Land takes on baby-boomer parenting shibboleths – that young children won’t eat past the point of being full and that the dinner table isn’t the place to talk about food rules – and gives advice many families will use to lose.
,and is important to understand which special interests and politics are behind our food choices. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He also explains why lannd are treating conditions rarely before noticed in children, why Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, and how agribusiness has unwittingly altered the American diet.
The solution, as Critser says, will not come easily because, “A culture that condones obesity, whether consciously or unconsciously, undermines any attempts to convince people to pare down. Daniel Johnson added it Mar 21, Eating too much, eating the wrong foods, and receiving incorrect guidelines, along with a more sedentary lifestyle, are all contributors.
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Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World
Critser is on a mission to convince the reader of the horrible impacts of poor eating habits stemming from fast foods and of limited exercise on the current obesity crisis. Oct 11, Dan Burke added it. Ctitser prompted by a friend sharing this Guardian article: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Today Americans are the fattest people on the face of the earth save for the inhabitants of a few South Seas islands.
Upon finishing, you may find yourself hungry for more knowledge.