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How Not to Diet

The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss
Narrated by: Michael Greger
Length: 23 hrs and 42 mins
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Put an end to dieting and replace weight-loss struggles with this easy approach to a healthy, plant-based lifestyle. Every month seems to bring a trendy new diet or a new fad to try in order to lose weight - but these diets clearly aren’t making us any happier or healthier. 

As obesity rates and associated disease and impairments continue to rise, it’s time for a different approach. How Not to Diet is a treasure trove of buried data and cutting-edge dietary research that Dr Michael Greger has translated into accessible, actionable advice with exciting tools and tricks that will help you to safely lose weight and eliminate unwanted body fat - for good.

Dr Greger, renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of nutritionfacts.org, explores the many causes of obesity - from our genes to the portions on our plate to other environmental factors - and the many consequences, from diabetes to cancer to mental health issues. 

From there, Dr Greger breaks down a variety of approaches to weight loss, honing in on the optimal criteria that enable success, including: a diet high in fibre and water, a diet low in fat, salt, and sugar, and a diet full of anti-inflammatory foods.

How Not to Diet then goes beyond food to explore the many other weight-loss accelerators available to us in our body’s systems, revealing how plant-based meals can be eaten at specific times to maximise our bodies’ natural fat-burning activities. 

Dr Greger provides a clear plan not only for the ultimate weight loss diet but also the approach we must take to that diet to unlock its greatest efficacy.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Michael Greger (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

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How I am educating my family

The book is information heavy and doesn’t start quite like I expected, but when I break it down into lesson plans for my kids homeschool there is enough for their entire High school curriculum. Plus their friends listen to it when I am in charge of car pooling and it starts great conversations ♥️ my nay saying hubby even sees the sense in it. Looking forward to not dieting ♥️ will listen over and over. Thanks team 🥦🥦

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Spectacular. a great listen for everybody

I recommend this book to all people looking to lose a lot (or a little) bit of weight.

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I struggled to finish due to the weird way he was reading the book. i think i prefer readibg the book myself.

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Greger Putting It to the Test

Michael Greger presents the science of nutrition in a very engaging way. I’ve been obese my whole life and wish a book like this had been written years ago. I can now say ‘I’ve tried every single diet in the book ‘ 😂 thanks Dr Greger for presenting the facts !!

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Comprehensive and reassuring

This is the last weight loss book you'll need to buy. Full of actionable, science based recommendations and it doesn't sugar coat any of the conclusions. Found it very reassuring on my path to improve health.

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Very good follow up to How not to Die

Very good follow up to How not to Die.
I have Dr Gregor's cook book and how not to diet is not your standard diet book give sensible advice on how to make long tem changes.

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Amazing. Am about to start my 5th listen. The definitive text on the subject and more.

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A plethora of valuable information

Such a great resource of nutritional information that is easy to understand. Dr Greger's enthusiasm makes it enjoyable to listen to as well. I took my time listening to this book (4 months or so, I think) to implement its advice along the way, and I've already lost 31lbs.

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I downloaded this book based off a recommendation. I did not listen to the sample and I regret it. The narration sounds like a poor man's Jeff Goldblum trying to be witty but somehow just narrates with weird pauses mid sentence that make you stop to think it's the end of a chapter and he's going to start talking about a different topic. It's like listening to a seizure. I can't concentrate on the actual content of the book because all I can think about is how annoyed I am by his voice.

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If you are serious about healthy eating you have come to the right place.

After reading many (10+) books regarding dieting, nutrition, healthy eating and weight loss I can safely say that this is by far the most comprehensive, evidence based book in the matter. Furthermore, it is narrated in a very engaging manner. Highly recommend it if you are looking to improve your eating habits.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 21-02-2020

Learn what to eat for health and weight control

Dr. Michael Greger has a staff who read all the published scientific studies on how to lose excess fat and how to stay slim. He reads his book himself and he makes, what could be dull, interesting and useful.
This is the real deal. He isn’t pushing some miracle cure or selling any supplements, instead he tells us exactly how human beings should eat for health and longevity and in doing this never need to go on another diet. He is the man!

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  • Marguerite
  • 05-02-2020

GET the book!

Get educated and take control of your health. I enjoyed the narration as the author kept me engaged and gave some lightness to what can be an overwhelming subject. Also, a slower talking pace meant I could absorb the information which is extensive. I feel empowered and motivated to venture forth to loose the weight. If performance is going to stop you listening, then get a physical copy or have someone read it to you! Audio comes with a great PDF which I happily read on my tablet. You can save yourself so don’t let reviews on narration stop you. THANK YOU Michael and your team.

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  • Andreas Brilke
  • 11-02-2020

Possibly one of the most important books ever

If you get over the first 15min of stop and go talking, this book has a lot to offer. The author and his team have gathered information that is scientifically proven to improve your health and help you losing weight. I did not listen to it to lose weight, but was nevertheless absolutely fascinated about how much there is to know about food and how little the average person knows. This book is absolutely recommended. I almost could not believe the insights I got, but am convinced that this book enlightened me a lot.

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  • Tinned Tomato
  • 17-02-2020

The worst narration ever

Want to listen to an audio book narrated by Bruce “lets get ready to rumble “ Buffer?
It reminded me of my childhood cassette tapes, speeding up, slowing down.
I found it impossible to concentrate, when this terrible narration is taking place.
To every narrator ive ever criticised- im sorry, because this is that bad. The worse.
As to the content - i dont know, thats how bad the narration is.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-12-2019

Amazing book - narration irritating though !

He’s my idol - it’s an amazing book .
His narration is well irritating though - stop trying to be so vocally entertaining- it’s hard to listen too

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  • M. Power
  • 21-02-2020

Could have been streamlined somewhat

I loved how not to die and listened to it over and over and although it contained scientific evidence to back up the claims made in the book, it was made interesting to the listener by blending it in with stories and anecdotes from Dr Gregor’s experiences. This book was nothing like that and really heavy going at times. It seemed more like a reference book than an enlightening experience.
I can’t help feeling that he could have saved the reference material for the end of the book for people who are interested in looking into that and just kept the rest of the book as a general run through, in order of effectiveness, of the methods that the layman can apply in order to shed weight, as well as adding some welcome anecdotes.
His narration has become hard to listen to since how not to die as also. By the end, I was completely fed up of hearing him emphasise his own catchphrase “put it to the test” or hearing about another “randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial”
I wanted to be able to listen to the book again like the first one, as you miss a lot of information the first time around but I don’t think I could face it again.

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  • sarah Jagelman
  • 29-01-2020

Another great book by Dr Greger

I've loved both of Dr Gregers books. They are very easy to understand and life changing.
They are not faddy and are scientific evidenced based.
Dr Greger doesn't make any money from his book sales and the proceeds are put into his life saving charity.

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  • jonathan blake
  • 29-01-2020

Outstanding

This book has revolutionised my attitude to food and diet. cannot recommend highly enough. a true game changer.

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  • Lissa Pinard
  • 29-01-2020

Really interesting findings for weightloss!

simple to implement tweaks to you daily diet, very thorough scientifically backed information, truely fascinating

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-01-2020

My Favourite Doctor!

I love Dr Gregor, I’ve recently gone plant based due to his last book ‘how not to die’ and thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. How not to diet is just as thorough and provides well researched evidential advise on best dieting tips. Would 100% recommend all his books, his website and his podcasts.

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  • Clive Wood
  • 12-01-2020

Exceptional advice

Dr Michael Greger is, without doubt, the most important voice in nutrition advice in the world.
Follow the advice in this book and you will lose weight and be the healthiest you can be.
The reading style takes a little time to get used to and may irritate some but for me added to my enjoyment of the book.
Thank you for the hard work of Dr Greger and his team in bringing the science of diet for health and weight loss to the overweight and unhealthy world in which we now live.

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  • Broadstairs Girl
  • 12-12-2019

The most annoying narration ever

Really looked forward to this being released having devoured the last book (on kindle)....his stop start delivery is absolutely maddening.

I'll stick to reading it!!

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