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Calorie Wars: Fat, Fact and Fiction

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Increasingly disturbed by inaccurate and misleading information peddled by so called “experts” in the billion dollar weight loss industry, Dr. Larry Deutsch, a family physician, and Jeff Schweitzer, a biologist and former White House senior analyst have decided to set the record straight.

This groundbreaking book presents the startling truth about weight loss - diets don’t
Paperback, 92 pages
Published October 20th 2011 by Logic House Press
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Jim Sofia
This book really gets down to the important facts and treats the reader like an intelligent individual!! The science behind various myths and practices surrounding weight loss is revealed with great clarity. The concepts are presented in a cogent manner - quite understandable for the lay person. I also found the concepts covered easy to apply. The authors definately raised my awareness of what will actually work in an honest, straightforward manner, without the hype! I would highly recommend thi ...more
The subtitle of this brief tome might just as easily been "It Ain't Rocket Science". As the authors make clear, a calorie is a measure of energy, and a calorie is a calorie regardless of what fuel is burned (iceberg lettuce or ice cream). Given your height and gender, your body needs a certain number of calories for basic housekeeping chores (metabolic functions) and additional ones for the demands of the musculo-skeletal system. If the input of calories is less than those requirements, the body ...more
S. Wise
Schweitzer and Deutsch show a genuine respect for their reader's time and the importance of their message by compressing this important work into such a short, interesting read. I've pored over a number of health books which start out with a bang, but fizzle with the improbability of implementing their conclusions. If the meaning of life were revealed in one, I'd forget what it was 300 pages later.

Optimal health deals with our most basic decisions about consumption and activity. For any behavio
I have been a professional chef and restaurant owner for twenty six years so, food is extremely important in my life. Throughout my career, I have been keenly interested and concerned with people’s dietary habits. Too much high calorie fast food and microwavable frozen meals have made us physically unwell while severing the important, fundamental connection we have with food.

Food has the ability to foster relationships, create life long memories, and nourish our souls when we prepare it for oth
Deutsch and Schweitzer write "Calorie Wars: Fat, Fact and Fiction" without tricks or gimmicks, just in the style of weight loss they encourage. Against a backdrop of swelling obesity rates, the authors’ dose of frank yet gracious reality is a refreshing break from the fantastical, pseudo-scientific weight solutions that too many have tried unsuccessfully. This no-frills, quick read offers rules and tips that emphasize consistency; the biological and psychological sources of weight gain; and the ...more
Maureen Strazdon
"Calorie Wars" is simple and straight-forward, exploding the myths about the diet miracles and supplements reported in the media, and providing tips to overcome today's temptations. The authors' mantra - eat less, eat well, and exercise - is based on scientific facts on why so many diets fail. They objectively discuss the harms and/or benefits of specific foods and elaborate on the realities of fad diets. While stressing the impact of diet on health, the authors reinforce the reality that there ...more
"Calorie Wars: Fat, Fact and Fiction" only asked for 45 minutes of my time but offered a dozen or so tips for healthy living I'll be able to apply daily for years to come. As a relatively healthy guy, Deutsch and Schweitzer's information won't completely overhaul my life, but it will certainly help me improve the many decisions I constantly make concerning diet and activity. Their book was a quick and easy read, a smart take on the subject that was well worth my time.
The straight poop regarding weight loss from people who can be trusted not to sell you supplements or pills. Eat less, move more is something we have all heard but seem unable to accept. Once we get past our own fears and take action things become so much simpler. Eating within our calorie limit and walking an hour a day is an easy way to lose the weight and maintain health for a lifetime.
Great, succinct, no nonsense explanation of how our bodies deal with food in regards to weight loss, and how the American diet industry is trying to make the simple facts into convuluted facts and bad science in order to profit. A breath of fresh air to anyone who's been through the dieting mill. Highly informative to anyone, and very motivational to anyone struggling with weight loss.
Martin Gerretsen
Dr. Larry's core message that is one that I have shared with patients for 3 decades. "Diets are not the way to maintain a health weight loss." And now I am able to recommend a great book that explains this message in a clear, concise, and factual format. Thank you.
This is not just a food diet it is a life diet. It shows you how to look at food in a new way consciously and decide for yourself if it is something I want in my body.
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Jeff Schweitzer
I rated the book only to test the system; I am obviously a bit biased.
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Dr. Larry Deutsch, M.D. (“Dr. Larry”) is a family physician and hypnotherapist with over 35 years of experience and offices in Ottawa and New York City. He specializes in helping patients achieve optimum health. A leader in the area of hypnosis in medicine,Dr. Larry is a frequent speaker on the role of hypnotherapy in health at medical seminarsthroughout the world. Dr. Deutsch is also the author o ...more
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“Associated with this weight gain are increased risks
in adulthood for joint problems, angina, high blood pressure, heart
attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes and, ultimately, premature death.
Outside of the human costs, health experts estimate that treating
adult obesity-related ailments will cost the American economy
nearly $150 billion in 2009.”
“That we need help is easy to see every time we walk down the street.
The experts confirm what the obscured view in front of us tells us.
They estimate that 64% of adults in the United States are obese and
that this percentage is growing. Even our children are being affected,
as nearly every one in three American children under the age of 18
is overweight.”
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