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The Overfat Pandemic: Exposing the Problem and Its Simple Solution for Everyone Who Needs to Eliminate Excess Body Fat

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Research demonstrates that up to 76 percent of the world’s population—or 5.5 billion people—are overfat, defined as having sufficient excess body fat to impair health. This includes nearly 90 percent of Americans—one of the highest percentages worldwide. In The Overfat Pandemic, Dr. Philip Maffetone reveals common misconceptions regarding the real meaning of “overfat,” fac ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 12th 2017 by Skyhorse
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Andreas
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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If you still need arguments why sugar is bad for your body then get this book. It's that good.

Actually the only thing that Dr. Philip Maffetone does is to point out the elephant in the room. I guess everyone knows people who are on a low-fat diet or do a lot of sport but are unable to lose weight. In most cases the simple answer is because of sugar, which the body transforms and stores as fat. Read the book to understand what happens and why we crave for anything sweet.

I know from my own experi
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Maxine Hargreaves
Apr 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've read a few of Phils articles over the last few years, and finally got round to reading this book.

I've been following Bright Line Eating since July 2019, so I'm already following the eating suggestions in this book.

I was reading this book mainly for more information to help me with my power walking exercise, as I train for Spartan races.

I took the MAF test, and realised that I have been overtraining slightly. I have been power walking at 4.3 miles per hour, knowing that my heart rate was ex
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Shenny
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I heard of Dr. Maffetone when he was a guest on a trail running podcast in which he mostly talked about The Beatles and music. So I was curious to see what his solution was to eliminating body fat.

My biggest takeaway was the section on exercise particularly that anaerobic exercise isn't a fat burner at all, it burns whatever energy you have on hand. So really there's no need to push yourself to pain and exhaustion when it comes to working out. Better to exercise slower using the general 180-Age
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Harris
Mar 22, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm not going to follow everything I read in the book, but it was a fast read. Well-written. I may even try on of his recipes (with help, of course) and bring butter back into my cooking life. I liked his thoughts, that I've read in other books, about aerobic exercising over anaerobic and trying to stay completely off sugar. ...more
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