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  • How Not to Diet

  • The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss
  • By: Michael Greger MD
  • Narrated by: Michael Greger
  • Length: 23 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (149 ratings)

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How Not to Diet

By: Michael Greger MD
Narrated by: Michael Greger
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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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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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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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Ought to be compulsory reading.

I was a huge fan of 'How Not to Die' so when I saw this new iteration I bought it straight away.

There is, of course, some crossover here from 'How Not to Die' but the topic and approach are quite different and, where the topics converge, updates are given which are worth knowing.

The format of the book, for those who don't know, is one where Dr Greger poses or is posed a question and then explores studies conducted relevant to that topic. A large emphasis is placed on evaluating the efficacy and methodology of the experiments done and then exploring what lessons can be gleaned from them.

Now, I wrote above "Ought to be compulsory reading" and I chose my words carefully. Dr Gregers voice and reading style are certainly not for everybody. I found myself slightly annoyed with him at the start of the book, but i quickly became fond of his quirky style.

Do yourself a favour and buy it. On audible or elsewhere, it will have something in it you will want to know.

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I really tried but l...

Please re-release this with a new narrator! I really tried to listen but it was insufferable! At first I thought I’d had my narration speed up by accident but didn’t. The tone is breathy and changes from very fast to very slow. It was far too distracting from the content to bother continuing. Very disappointed.

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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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The truth is here... "let's put it to the test"

FINALLY... the TRUTH! Dr. Greger has delivered an outstanding array of simple strategies that literally anyone can use and implement into their lives straight away. They have been developed based on fact, not fiction or fancy advertising - no smoke and mirrors here. "How not to Diet" is an easy-to-understand, practical guide that takes the hard work out of sifting through all the myths and downright lies, and exposes the truth, backed by real science, about how we become overweight and unwell, who is keeping us there, and how to fix it... permanently.

If you're anything like me, you've tried every new gimmicky diet, starved yourself, popped a myriad of useless (if not downright dangerous) pills and potions, and nearly killed yourself with back-breaking exercises, not to mention the countless dollars you've donated to so-called gurus with their "miracle" gadgets and elixirs... and you're still overweight, unhealthy and unhappy! If you've tried everything and failed, your bloods and numbers are all over the place, and you want the truth about how you got here, who really helped you get here, and how to fix it, "How not to Diet" is your one-stop shop for facts and simple, do-able strategies. Just "put it to the test".

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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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Interesting but annoying narration

You may as well have got Jeff Goldblum to narrate this ... the most annoying narration ever ! It’s so annoying that you can’t concentrate on the content .. shame on you audible for not pointing this out to the author ... I’m sure he’s capable of not being so annoying.

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