Best diet books of all time
This text describes the deeply entrenched biological and cultural forces that lead Americans to over-eat and become physically inactive, and outlines creative, innovative and controversial solutions to the problem. The book has three main themes: an expose of a culture that feeds its pets better than its people, that targets poorer people as a market for high-calorie, low-nutrient junk food, and that allows children to be manipulated into eating poor diets through toy giveaways and in-school promotions; a call to action for social and policy change; and a workable plan to improve individual health and that of one’s family with recommendations and controversial stances.
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More free books Food Choice and Obesity in Black America : Creating a New Cultural Diet – Eric J. Bailey
Anthropologist Eric Bailey uses a cultural and holistic analysis of African American food preferences to show how black Americans generally perceive health, body image, food, dieting, physical fitness, and exercise. As is true of Americans overall, black Americans are becoming more overweight and obese than ever before. So, too, they are seeing the consequences: heart attacks, […] My Fat Dog – M. Garvey
America's obesity problem isn't just a people problem - a recent survey indicated that 40% of America's pet population is overweight. And, just as in humans, obesity puts a dog at risk for serious illnesses such as arthritis and various skin diseases. Help your pooch slim down with the ten simple steps in My Fat Dog, including: - the truth behind diet dog foods - exercises […] The Nutrition Transition : Diet and Disease in the Developing World – Benjamin Caballero
This book deals with the dramatic changes in diet and lifestyle that are occurring in the developing world as a result of globalization, and their impact on human healt. The Editors have assembled a leading group of scientists in teh fields of economics, population sciences, international health, medicine, nutrition and food sciences, to address each of the key issues related to the […] Diet For A Dead Planet : Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis – Christopher D. Cook
If we are what we eat, then, as Christopher D. Cook contends in this powerful look at the food industry, we are not in good shape. The facts speak for themselves: more than 75 million Americans suffered from food poisoning last year, and 5,000 of them died; 67 percent of American males are overweight, obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States and […] The Fitness Response – Richard Kelley
Imagine if you had only one chance to get it right, one shot at losing weight once and for all....one final opportunity to get fit and change your body forever....what would you do? Would you dive into another diet that promised quick results or one that encouraged you to starve yourself for days and weeks on end, only to find that your weight returns in excess of where you started? […] High Fructose Corn Poison – Curtis R Crim Ba
Obesity and related illnesses like diabetes have become the number one killer of Americans annually, including our children and armed forces. Addiction to the dangerous narcotic substance HFCP has become a national epidemic to the point that we are at risk of losing an entire generation. This book provides a new way of discussing the Great American Food Crisis.
Author: Curtis R […] Revolution at the Table : Transformation of the American Diet, 1880-1930 – Harvey A. Levenstein
This book examines the changes in diet and food habits of Americans that took place from 1880 to 1930. The best known change was decreasing calorie intake and the increasing concern with obesity. Related to diet changes were the great social and economic forces affecting American society in these years: changing agricultural techniques, improvements in transportation and […] Local Food Environments : Food Access in America – Kimberly B. Morland
Local Food Environments: Food Access in America provides information on the complex nature of food delivery systems as well as the historical and political trends that have shaped them over time. The book presents the empirical evidence demonstrating disparities in access to healthy affordable foods across the United States and how these disparities may explain food consumption […]
Best diet books of all time