Just Eat by Barry Estabrook audiobook

Just Eat: One Reporter's Quest for a Weight-Loss Regimen that Works

By Barry Estabrook
Read by Jonathan Todd Ross

Random House Audio
5.86 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780593414187

The New York Times bestselling author of Tomatoland test-drives the most popular diets of our time Investigative journalist Barry Estabrook was often on the receiving end of his doctor’s scowl. Realizing he had two options—take more medication or lose weight—Estabrook chose the latter, but was paralyzed by the options. Which diet would keep the weight off? What program could he maintain over time? What diet works best—or even at all? Over the course of three years, Estabrook tried the regimens behind the most popular diets of the past forty years—from paleo, keto, gluten-free, and veganism to the Master Cleanse, Whole30, Atkins, Weight Watchers—examining the people, claims, and science behind the fads, all while recording his mental and physical experience of following each one. Along the way, he discovered that all the branded programs are derived from just three diets. There are effective, scientifically valid takeaways to be cherry-picked, and nd the rest is just marketing. Perhaps most alarming was that Estabrook uncovered how short-term weight loss can do long-term health damage that may go undetected for years. Estabrook contextualizes his reporting with an analysis of our culture’s bizarre dieting history, dating back to the late 1800s, to create a thorough—and thoroughly entertaining—look at what specific diets do to our bodies, why some are more effective than others, and why our relationship with food is so fraught. Estabrook’s account is a relatable, pragmatic look into the ways we try to improve our health through dieting, revealing the answer may be to just eat.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The New York Times bestselling author of Tomatoland test-drives the most popular diets of our time

Investigative journalist Barry Estabrook was often on the receiving end of his doctor’s scowl. Realizing he had two options—take more medication or lose weight—Estabrook chose the latter, but was paralyzed by the options. Which diet would keep the weight off? What program could he maintain over time? What diet works best—or even at all?

Over the course of three years, Estabrook tried the regimens behind the most popular diets of the past forty years—from paleo, keto, gluten-free, and veganism to the Master Cleanse, Whole30, Atkins, Weight Watchers—examining the people, claims, and science behind the fads, all while recording his mental and physical experience of following each one. Along the way, he discovered that all the branded programs are derived from just three diets. There are effective, scientifically valid takeaways to be cherry-picked, and nd the rest is just marketing.

Perhaps most alarming was that Estabrook uncovered how short-term weight loss can do long-term health damage that may go undetected for years. Estabrook contextualizes his reporting with an analysis of our culture’s bizarre dieting history, dating back to the late 1800s, to create a thorough—and thoroughly entertaining—look at what specific diets do to our bodies, why some are more effective than others, and why our relationship with food is so fraught. Estabrook’s account is a relatable, pragmatic look into the ways we try to improve our health through dieting, revealing the answer may be to just eat.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Jonathan Todd Ross’s breezy performance makes this survey of weight-loss programs as fun to hear as it is enlightening…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Awards.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Barry Estabrook

Author Bio: Barry Estabrook

Barry Estabrook, a James Beard Award–winning journalist, was a contributing editor at Gourmet magazine for eight years, writing investigative articles about where food comes from. He was the founding editor of Eating Well magazine and has written for the New York Times Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Men’s Health, Audubon, and the Washington Post. He is also a regular contributor to the Atlantic Monthly’s website. His work has been anthologized in the Best American Food Writing series, and he has been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows. Estabrook lives and grows tomatoes in his garden in Vermont.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 5.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English