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Conquering Fat Logic: how to overcome what we tell ourselves about diets, weight, and metabolism

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  8 reviews
A long-overdue reckoning with widespread lies about diets and weight loss

Why do diets fail? Is it because of genetic disposition? A sluggish metabolism? An underactive thyroid?

After years of going on failed diets, Dr Nadja Hermann, a nutritionist and behavioural psychologist, weighed 150 kg at 30 years of age. Over the years, she had heard and read hundreds of reasons why
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by Scribe Publications
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Steve Jackson
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this after reading an article by the author in the Guardian. The Guardian piece was basically the shortened version of this and as much as it made me want to read the book - it also spoilt it for me a little as it was so concise.

At the heart of this is basically the argument that we have all been conditioned to accept being overweight as normal. Anyone who is normal weight we now see as underweight. You have to fight your own internal "fat logic" when reading it, otherwise, you can start
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Papibook
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
About time, someone got through the bullshit the medias are so happy to misdirect us
Tatiana Shorokhova
Надя Херманн похудела за год на 87 кг. Со 150 до 63. Описывая все главные заблуждения толстяков, она не опускается до оскорблений вроде одиозной Лены Миро, но методично вышибает у читателя на лбу простые слова: жрать надо меньше.

И всё.

Собственно, этим книга и подкупает. Не понравилось правда очень поверхностное обращение с источниками и русский перевод.

В остальном - мне нужна была эта книга в 20 лет.
John Da conceição
An excellent book that cuts through the many myths and fallacies the surround issues of weight loss and gain.

I was struggling with my weight when I purchased this book quite by chance. I was losing weight, but I was losing it really slowly. Then I realised that I had succumbed to the sort of 'fat logic' that Nadja Hermann expounds upon in this book. By ignoring the self-defeating 'fat logic' my weight is now decreasing apace and I am feeling much better for it.

The book explains how weight loss
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Gisela Lesley Zipp
Should be mandatory reading

I really enjoyed this book, as it clarified for me so many things which I had innocently misunderstood about being overweight and the process of weight loss. I honestly think everyone should read it. Journalists, parents, teachers, doctors, everyone. A very enjoyable but informative read
Katy
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nicely done. Readable and based on research rather than "expert" (drip under pressure)opinion. Although Nadja does write about what worked for her during her fat losing journey, she rarely preaches. Each person has to determine what works for them, but Nadja's book certainly inspired me.
Furious
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good. Nails all the lies we tell ourselves about losing weight.
Nikita Pchelin
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Anyone who is trying to lose weight should give this a careful read before reading stuff on the internet
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