The Weight of the Nation by John Hoffman audiobook

The Weight of the Nation: Surprising Lessons about Diets, Food, and Fat from the Extraordinary Series from HBO Documentary Films

By John Hoffman and Judith A. Salerno, MD, MS , with Alexandra Moss
Read by Bernadette Dunne

Blackstone Publishing 9781250014733
5.35 Hours Unabridged
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America’s ever-expanding waistline—we see it, we hear about it, and we worry about it, but can anything be done about it? We know all the usual suspects: red meat, dairy, white flour, refined sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, a lack of exercise, too much television, and the list goes on and on. It seems simple, right? Not really. There’s a lot more going on below the surface when it comes to what America is eating for dinner—and breakfast and lunch and in between. People today work harder and take better care of their health than any previous generation. So how could two-thirds of us fail to measure up when it comes to eating right and exercising? HBO and the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine have joined together to bring you the nation’s foremost experts and definitive research on weight and weight loss. The Weight of the Nation digs deep to uncover what’s going on in our minds, in our stomachs, in corporate America, on our farms, and in society’s overall love of food. The solution to America’s obesity epidemic will not come from quick-fix diets or a new national obsession with working out. The answer will only come from learning more about how our bodies conserve energy, why we seek out and consume certain foods, and how our world compels us to eat a lot more and move a lot less than we should. Three years in the making, The Weight of the Nation answers such crucial questions as: –Is there such a thing as the right diet? –Am I doomed to yo-yo for the rest of my life? –How does stress affect my weight? –Is my slow metabolism making me fat? –How does carrying too much weight affect my health? –Why do I eat junk food even though I know it’s unhealthy? –Is exercise enough to help most people maintain an ideal weight? –How can I keep weight off forever? The Weight of the Nation provides you with all the tools you need—and gives you the power to better understand your relationships with food and physical activity—so you can change the way you eat and move for the rest of your life.

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Summary

Summary

America’s ever-expanding waistline—we see it, we hear about it, and we worry about it, but can anything be done about it? We know all the usual suspects: red meat, dairy, white flour, refined sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, a lack of exercise, too much television, and the list goes on and on. It seems simple, right? Not really. There’s a lot more going on below the surface when it comes to what America is eating for dinner—and breakfast and lunch and in between.

People today work harder and take better care of their health than any previous generation. So how could two-thirds of us fail to measure up when it comes to eating right and exercising? HBO and the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine have joined together to bring you the nation’s foremost experts and definitive research on weight and weight loss.

The Weight of the Nation digs deep to uncover what’s going on in our minds, in our stomachs, in corporate America, on our farms, and in society’s overall love of food. The solution to America’s obesity epidemic will not come from quick-fix diets or a new national obsession with working out. The answer will only come from learning more about how our bodies conserve energy, why we seek out and consume certain foods, and how our world compels us to eat a lot more and move a lot less than we should.

Three years in the making, The Weight of the Nation answers such crucial questions as:

–Is there such a thing as the right diet?

–Am I doomed to yo-yo for the rest of my life?

–How does stress affect my weight?

–Is my slow metabolism making me fat?

–How does carrying too much weight affect my health?

–Why do I eat junk food even though I know it’s unhealthy?

–Is exercise enough to help most people maintain an ideal weight?

–How can I keep weight off forever?

The Weight of the Nation provides you with all the tools you need—and gives you the power to better understand your relationships with food and physical activity—so you can change the way you eat and move for the rest of your life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An ambitious multiplatform project that takes the full measure of our girth, its genesis, and its toll.” New York Times
“Startlingly clear…Conveys the complex causes and effects of obesity in a way that, no matter how much you think you know, will still shock you.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“If we don’t succeed in turning this epidemic around, we are going to face, for the first time in our history, a situation where our children are going to live shorter lives than we do.” Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health
“Bernadette Dunne’s silky smooth performance makes hearing this information thoroughly understandable and enjoyable. Her flawless voice and seamless phrasing communicate satisfying gravitas. [A] wonderful production.” AudioFile
“There’s no hysterical hype here—just plain facts presented clearly and honestly...Not just for dieters, this book is an essential title for anyone interested in health. Highly recommended.” Library Journal

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 5.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English