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  • The Obesity Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
  • By: Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (674 ratings)

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We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise regularly, yet still the pounds won't budge. Why?

In this highly enjoyable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones rather than a lack of self-control.

He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes and offers robust scientific evidence that reversing insulin resistance is the only way to lose weight in the long term.

It turns out that when we eat is just as important as what we eat, so in addition to his five basic steps - a set of lifelong eating habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels - Dr Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight - for good.

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Not a great listen but potentially life changing

I really didn't enjoy listening to this book - it was delivered well but the text was repetitive and rambling with some annoying metaphors. I didn't find the author convincing but as it progressed I became more accepting of his argument. I really wanted it to get to the point for every chapter. Nonetheless, it does present a compelling case for radically decreasing sugar and how to reset one's hormonal - insulin thermostat. If you can hang in there until the last couple of chapters it is worth the wait. You could go straight to the "solution" but you will miss understanding the reasoning and hence may make some errors when implementing the suggestions. I will be trying this out and see how it goes for permanent weight loss. It could be the best weight loss solution thus far.... though that has been said many times before about diets, as the book itself acknowledges, so proceed with caution - albeit with some confidence that this could be the one!!

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Makes perfect sense!

Don't be put off by the title, I am not overweight but just have an interest in nutrition, health and wellbeing. Heavy or thin, everybody should read this! This book is enlightening, it just makes so much sense! It is clearly explained and easy to understand the 'mechanics' of how our bodies work. The narrator took me a few minutes to get used to, but now I could not imagine another voice presenting it, he is entertaining and expressive. Some of the messages are repeated over and over, but there's a reason for that - they are all things that people probably already know, but obviously ignore/forget. It explains why our forebears all ate more fat and carbs then we "think" or "are told" we should, yet they did not get fat! If I had been battling weight gain for years, I think I would cry tears of joy for the information offered in this book! The statistics are interesting and well presented. Save yourself from more years of failing dieting, read this book!!! Highly recommended for ALL ages.

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Audible + Obesity Code = Skinnier YOU!

LIFE CHANGING!!!!!
This is your first step to finally losing weight. Dr Fung has figured out the truth.
I am insulin resistant (pre-diabetic) menopausal and have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, three of the biggest weight gain obstacles, and I am now FINALLY seeing results after years of following the horrendously wrong advice!
I am down 10 kgs and steadily losing .5kg per week.
I also recommend Gin Stephens - Delay Don't Deny and AC - Appetite Correction - Bert ???? both available on Audible.

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This book has changed my life!

I have dieted my whole life, and have slowly become bigger and bigger.
Every chapter of this book had me amazed, it is so simple, yet the diet/food/health industry and the higher authorities are adamant that their way is right, so why aren't we all thin?!
It makes so much sense, if you are struggling with your weight, open your mind and listen to this book.
I feel like I've found the answer to my life's biggest puzzle. Xx

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Great scientific analysis

Really liked the thorough analysis this book goes through - most books about obesity have 1 chapter background then 20 on why they have the magic solution. This is 20 chapters of explanation of the challenges of obesity and a short guide to how to implement simple changes to fight this disease.

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Very informative

Some great information in here but I don’t necessarily believe it all.... women and in particular, those with existing hormone issues, especially thyroid, need to be careful with low carb.... done great takeaways in this book but will be great to have a version specific to women.

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Eye opener

I have embraced the philosophy, may have changed my life. I have listened to this book twice and have also read the diabetes code.

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THANK YOU

I love this book. It is the best book that explains the myths we had previously believed about fatness. I particularly love how Jason presents the findings actual studies. I understand so much more now and I can't stop telling people about this book!

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A must read

I've been following IF for a few months now and hadn't seen a real difference. I was recommended to read/listen to this book, allowing for a better understanding of the different components that are needed for successful weightloss. I would suggest everyone read this before starting IF or anything similar. I realized I needed to change more of my diet ways to help with the IF process. Still a bit too early to give my overall success with this way of eating, but I'm feeling good about it, and simply it makes perfect sense.

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  • Rah
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A must listen

For anyone struggling with weight, this book is a must. Not only will it help you understand how it is not your fault it will outline what you need to do to change it for the rest of your life. Love it.

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