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We are becoming more and more obsessed with being thin...as we get fatter and fatter! The craziest part is that most weight loss 'solutions' are actually part of the problem. Diet and exercise programs fail 97% of people in the long-term, resulting in short term weight loss, medium term regain and long-term gain approximately 10 to 15% above starting weight. 

Scientists have known this reality for decades - the entire diet industry is based on it - yet we keep on falling for promises of fast, easy, permanent weight loss (and other fictional tales), putting ourselves through rebranded versions of the exact same thing...and expecting different results. Some might call this insanity - weight management psychologist Glenn Mackintosh calls it Thinsanity. 

Glenn's book, Thinsanity, aims to transform the way we approach weight management of the body, by starting with the mind. New scientific developments are offering insights into a compassionate way to make peace with food, fall in love with physical movement, and learn to love your body healthy. Glenn takes all those new scientific developments and expresses them the way he does with his clients: clearly and with lots of understanding. This book is right for anyone who wants to learn to love their body and be healthy in it.

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

©2020 Glenn Mackintosh (P)2020 Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

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Thank You Glenn

I've been following Glenn Mackintosh for over a year now, and I have the paper back version of the book, but had to buy the audio book as well, as I lack the time to read, and enjoy listening to audiobooks in my car and on my walks. I found it to be a great book, something that I have been looking for. I've been on one diet or another for almost 2 decades and needed to undo all the brainwashing the diet industry has done to me. I want to lead a healthy and fit life, without all the pressures of being on one diet or another. I haven't been fixed overnight, but I am working on healing myself with the help of Thinsanity. If you have fallen victim to the diet industry with all their promises of quick fixes, and easy weight loss like I have, and want to move towards a more realistic and balanced lifestyle, and if you want to stop hating your body and blaming yourself for the diet industry's failures, then maybe this is the book you were looking for. By the way Glenn, I thought you did a great job with narration, I found your voice to be very clear and I really enjoyed the pace of it.

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The one book that makes sense!

As both an intense lover AND hater of food, and self admittedly the girl thinking 'the next diet will be the one that works', this book has changed my headspace, my approach and my appreciation of not just my body and food but my physical and mental health too. I especially loved hearing it in Glenn's soothing voice... soak it up!

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Life changing

I’m a huge fan of Glenn’s work and programs and this book does not disappoint. Thanks Glenn for your such a brilliant, life changing and insightful book.

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Great at lying with statistics & logical fallacies

He literally said “[obese / overweight] kids these days are going to be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents. This is also untrue. While as a population we have been getting heavier, we are actually living longer. This provides further evidence to dispute the fat equals death dogma.” That doesn’t logically follow, and the complex situation requires a multivariate analysis. One more obvious cause that comes to mind when assessing extended lifespans is advancing technology. 🤦‍♀️

He also cites a study that looked at people of all BMIs and ranked risk of death statistically, but the study included all causes of death—not just health based deaths. All causes would mean car crashes, slips off cliffs, drowning, etc. He uses this study to say that overweight classed people live statistically longer lives than healthy classed people. However, he then compared the risk statistic for overweight people to those who smoke—and didn’t cite which study he got his smoking death rates from, as well as whether or not that study included all causes of death, too (or only health-based ones). There are so many factors which could cause healthy weighted people by the BMI in that study to die sooner—for example, having the confidence to get out of the house and do more, thereby increasing risk of death by car crash, etc.

While I agree the BMI is an unscientific measure of health, from what I’ve heard—and I’ve heard enough—this author is just as unscientific. So disappointed.

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Read this and free yourself from dieting

Glenn Mackintosh speaks from the heart and explains how the diet culture is harming us. Listen to Glenn and learn to love and accept your body. I recommend this audiobook to everyone who has ever been or still is on the dieting merry go round. Read and learn how to get off and stay off. Thanks Glenn.

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