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Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat: And the 101 Truths That Will save Your waistline--and Maybe Even Your Lifeby M.D. Nancy L. Snyderman
Synopses & Reviews
Get the real skinny on fat.
When it comes to losing weight, the false beliefs most of us cling to could fill a book–this one! As a medical doctor, medical journalist, and veteran of the diet wars, Nancy L. Snyderman knows better than almost anyone what really works and what sabotages your best efforts to shed pounds and keep them off. Do you believe any of these prevalent diet myths?
• Your weight is your fault.
• Dieting is a waste of time–most dieters regain their weight before long.
• Carbs are bad for you.
• Carbs are good for you.
• Calories don’t count–it’s the kind of food you eat that’s the problem.
• Fat is fat–it doesn’t matter where on your body you carry it.
• Diet drugs and surgeries are a magic bullet.
In Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat, Dr. Snyderman reveals exactly why these and other bogus ideas get in the way of what should be the simple and even joyful endeavor of reaching and maintaining your ideal weight. In their place, she reveals 101 surprising truths–muscle doesn’t weigh more than fat, you can eat after 8 p.m. and not gain weight, you can eat dessert for dinner when on a diet, and 98 more. But here’s the best news: Slimming down and getting healthier doesn’t have to be about deprivation or superhuman feats of willpower. Instead, you will enjoy a new relationship with food–including those treats you love the most–while feeling fabulous inside and out.
So forget the fad diets that work great . . . until they don’t, along with the negative emotions associated with everything from bathroom scales to full-length mirrors. Most of all, forget all the myths and remember what’s true: You can do this and you’ll never regret it for a minute.
The chief medical editor of NBC News, and a regular guest on the Today show, answers questions about carbohydrates, low-fat and high-protein diets, explains what foods can lower your risk of disease, and provides an enjoyable, satisfying diet plan.
About the Author
NANCY L. SNYDERMAN, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the chief medical editor for NBC News and reports for Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, and MSNBC. She also has an academic appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining NBC News, Dr. Snyderman served as a medical correspondent for ABC News, then spearheaded a digital project at Johnson & Johnson. She has received numerous broadcasting awards and grants from the American Cancer Society and the Kellogg Foundation. Dr. Snyderman lives on the East Coast with her family. She is passionate about horses, travel, and hiking.
Table of Contents
Myth #1: Your weight is your fault — Myth #2: Your body shape doesn't matter — Myth #3: Calories don't count — Myth 4: Carbs are bad for you — Myth #5: Carbs are good for you — Myth #6: Diet drugs are a magic bullet — Myth #7: Dieting is all you need to lose weight — Myth #8: Supplements will make you thin and healthy — Myth #9: Low-fat diets are a waster of time — Myth #10: You can't keep weight off — Dr. Nancy Snyderman's treat yourself diet.
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