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Why We Eat (Too Much): The New Science of Appetite


A third of us are currently on a diet – how do we stop? And why are so many of us eating more but feeling hungrier than ever? For over 20 years, Dr Andrew Jenkinson has helped thousands of people to solve their weight problems. Looking at how we eat today, in this book he explores why modern nutrition has failed us. This title 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.

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The Sunday Times bestseller that explains the new science behind weight loss and how we can get in shape without counting calories.

‘A compelling look at the science of appetite and metabolism’ Vogue

‘This book tells us the truth about weight loss’ Dr Rangan Chatterjee


This ground-breaking book proves that what we have been told about our diet until now has been all wrong and how, in fact, diet culture can drive up your weight in the long-term.

For over two decades, weight loss surgeon Dr Andrew Jenkinson has treated thousands of people who have become trapped in the endless cycle of dieting. Why We Eat (Too Much), combines case studies from his practice and the new science of metabolism to illuminate how our appetite really works.

Debunking the great myths of the body, and systematically explaining why dieting is counter-productive, this unflinching book investigates every aspect of nutrition. From the ‘set weight point’ that is unique to everyone, to the difference between good and bad fats, he explores the impact of genes and genetic mutation on our weight and what happens to our hormones long after a diet ends.

It’s time to put an end to the confusion and understand our bodies better than ever before.

‘Articulate, clear, a joy to read, this is a book that really needed written’ Joanna Blythman, author of Swallow This

‘Highly persuasive . . . a radical approach to weight loss’ Sunday Times

‘Debunks the myths around dieting and weight-loss’ Telegraph

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Weight 0.468 lbs
Dimensions 22.2 × 14.4 × 3.3 in






xiv, 330




613.2 (edition:23)


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