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Tip the Scales: Introduction to Body Weight

Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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Losing weight is one of the hardest things you can do and everyone seems to have a solution. There are new diets appearing all the time, new exercise routines, new technologies. So how do we know what to believe and why is it still so damn hard?

Scientist Dr. Giles Yeo helps podcaster and columnist Olly Mann separate the fact from the fiction. Olly tries to figure out why he’s still fat and what he can do about it. They look at the latest science: how genes can affect our weight, how our brains are telling our bodies to keep that fat, and why proteins make you feel fuller for longer. Along the way we’ll also hear about Jane Fonda’s role in the exercise boom of the 80s, 19th century fat-zapping corsets and when chewing was in vogue.

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NOTHING NEW

performed quiet will but if you are on a plan to lose weight there is no such a new things inside the story and it's keeps continuing the things that everyone knows

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Higly Reccomend

Excellent, very informative and enjoyable to listen to. I've been recommending this to friends and family aswell.

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Entertaining series

Really enjoy the conversational nature and format of these series and alignment to other series by the same authors

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Useful information

I really enjoyed listening to this Audio Book, I took some useful information out of if that will help me in everyday life

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Informative

Easy listen with useful hints and tips regarding weight loss and nutrition. Simple information communicated in a simple way.

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Alright.

It was a rather superficial discussion that was free to listen to. I learnt nothing but equally it cost me nothing.

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interesting

the whole idea of weight loss and control is extremely complex and interesting. essentially we are trying to cognitively trying to hack the brain to evolve within the world we live in.

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Enjoyable

There were some very interesting points raised and the speakers were engaging and fun to listen to. Loved it!

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Sensible and helpful

Thanks for making this available Audible, because it is more than weight loss information. Along with scientific advice on how the body responds to food, there are helpful strategies on habits as well as taking the blame out of being overweight. Most informative.

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Worst podcast about weight loss

Lot of people are losing weight for good using fasting which is proven by science. Still this podcast is focusseed on cliches.This stupid guy who made this documentary should focus his time in reading some studies

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  • M. Parry
  • 05-07-2019

It’s not all my fault!

This is a fascinating and engaging podcast for anyone who has had a struggle losing and / or
maintaining a healthy body weight.
Somehow hearing that it is written in our DNA to want to eat all that delicious high calorie but very fattening foodstuff reduces the pressure of self blame that many of us label lack of willpower.
It also gives strategies that might help, bearing this information in mind.
It is presented in a really fun and engaging way and illustrates that scientists who should know better have exactly the same issues as the rest of us. A little gem.

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  • Anon
  • 27-05-2019

Non Biased insight into the fitness industry.

A fantastic non-biased insight into the fitness & weight loss industry through a purely scientific point of view with no sell on products.

A quick and revelant overview to show just how much effect what do you is having on what you want to achieve, and otherwise what to change.

Funny and humorous throughout, very engaging and educational.

Delightful narration and nice to listen to (whilst working out of all things!).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-02-2020

Yes. Go for it.

Very enjoyable, insightful and educational podcast. I would recommend it. that's top marks, guys .

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  • Mel M.
  • 11-02-2020

great listen

very interesting. it's had opened my eyes about things and maybe not be so hard on myself

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-02-2020

Good listen

love this collection from audible! easy listening and great information given, definitely worth a listen

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  • Julie
  • 08-02-2020

Wow, I learnt so much.

Was actually surprised that I enjoyed this. I comfort eat & am an older woman on a low income who has been overweight most of my life. This was Amazingly informative. Thank You.

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  • Rozi P.
  • 04-02-2020

enjoyable and enlightening listen

enjoyable and enlightening listen. some very helpful tips on losing weight and why our bodies just dont want us to lose it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-01-2020

Bounces along

Rattles along at a good pace and was very informative.
Bursts of music are a bit loud and whilst I can see why they are there, they become annoying when you get the urge to look round to where the racket is coming from!

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  • cristinagps
  • 11-01-2020

entertaining and clean

great performance and interesting concepts. pleasure to listen. not for anyone expecting a definitive answer to weight loss but who has one?

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  • Geoff McLeod
  • 08-01-2020

Very informative

Lots of useful information without being dull. More information is now required to follow up. A book reference may have been useful.