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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 dont count–its the kind of food you eat thats the problem.
• Fat is fat–it doesnt 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 doesnt 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 heres the best news: Slimming down and getting healthier doesnt 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 dont, along with the negative emotions associated with everything from bathroom scales to full-length mirrors. Most of all, forget all the myths and remember whats true: You can do this and youll never regret it for a minute.
Who can keep track of all the conflicting nutritional studies? Are carbs good or bad? Is a low-fat diet the way to go, or is a high-protein one better? Luckily, Dr. Nancy Snyderman has the answers. And in Diet Myths That Can Kill Your Waistline she tackles diet myths big and small to give you the facts you need to keep the pounds off. You'll also discover why you don't automatically pack on the pounds as you get older; how you can eat to lower your risk of stroke, diabetes, and certain cancers; and why chocolate is always a friend--even while you're dieting. So whether you want to lose 5 pounds or 50, she'll give you a plan to keep your weight down in an enjoyable, satisfying way--and finally learn to be at peace with the food you eat.
Dr. Snyderman tackles diet myths big and small to give readers the facts they need to keep the pounds off--and finally learn to be at peace with the food they eat.
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 OtolaryngologyHead 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.