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  • The New Science of Appetite
  • By: Dr Andrew Jenkinson
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Why We Eat (Too Much)

By: Dr Andrew Jenkinson
Narrated by: John Sackville
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For more than 20 years, Dr Andrew Jenkinson has helped thousands of people to solve their weight problems. Looking at how we eat today, in this audiobook he explores why modern nutrition has failed us. Why We Eat (Too Much) draws on the latest scientific research on appetite, anthropological insights from food habits around the world and personal stories of healthy and lasting weight loss.

Learn:

  • How to avoid the negative effects of the food and pharma industries.
  • How diets actually work and how each food type nourishes you.
  • Why your hormones can cause weight gain and diabetes.
  • How to lose weight for good, without counting calories.
  • The real impact of geography and major life events on your body.

This audiobook is your one-stop solution to eating well and feeling more energised with no complications to your lifestyle. Jenkinson offers an innovative model for why we all should - and can - enjoy the benefits of dieting without enduring its downsides.

With a new chapter about the link between obesity and COVID-19, this incredible book will help you understand your body better than ever before.

©2020 Dr Andrew Jenkinson (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food

I really enjoyed the narrator of this book...a little too much as his voice kept putting me to sleep, Thank Audible for the rewind button. The insights into appetite however were informative to a certain degree. As someone who is doing a Keto low carb lifestyle I did not get as much information & motivation as I was expecting; however the chapter on metabolic set-point & why the body has a tendency to put back the weight was worth it for the price alone. I only wish there were more "tools" or ways to combat this natural phenomenon. I was left still asking the question just "why do we eat (too much)"

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Education Sensation!

Really learnt a lot in this book. The author breaks things down into easy to understand explanations on how the body works. I understand he has his own theories about what causes weight set points but then all science starts with a theory. His make alot of sense.

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Well worth the read

Well researched book that genuinely feels like it is on the right track and not just written to sell copies.
I have learnt a lot

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I would highly recommend this book

This book brings together everything you have heard through the years about dieting and food. It gets down to the basics and highlights why there is so much misleading information out there.
Key tenants include gaining an understanding of ‘set point weight’, why whole foods are good- including meat fat provided the animal ate as nature intended (ie grass and not grains), why the balance of Omega fats are so important.
If you’re interested in getting healthy you will enjoy & learn from this book and the narration will not kill you.

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Why we eat too much

An excellent account and history of diets through the centuries and reasons why the west (especially the US, UK and Australia) have raised obesity numbers now in the 21st Century. Good advice at the end of how to change our thinking and diets to avoid inflammatory disease and obesity.

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Not a diet book!!

Extremely thought provoking and engaging, great perspective into the obesity problem and how to fix it.

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