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

ISBN-10: 1250014735
ISBN-13: 9781250014733
Edition: 2012
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Description: Based on rich research behind the documentary series of the same name,The Weight of the Nationis an eye-opening book for an audience inspired by Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser and hungry for moreReaders know America is getting fatter but might  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 4/24/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Based on rich research behind the documentary series of the same name,The Weight of the Nationis an eye-opening book for an audience inspired by Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser and hungry for moreReaders know America is getting fatter but might not know that 75% of us may be overweight or obese by 2018, that children are at risk for obesity and diabetes as never before, or that obesity is the number one cause of the rise in our nation’s health care costs.  They might also believe, like many Americans, that obesity results from a lack of self-control. But people today work harder and take better care of their health than ever before. So how could three-quarters of us somehow suddenly lack willpower when it comes to eating right and exercising? HBO, together with the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, has gathered the nation’s foremost experts to explain how we got here and how we can overcome the forces that drive us to eat too much and move too little.--Is exercise enough to help most people maintain an ideal weight?--Could weighing too much during pregnancy set my child up for a lifetime of poor health?--Do “fat kids” ever grow out of it?--How do lack of sleep and too much stress contribute to weight gain?--Why can I eat the same amount as my friend, but I gain weight and she never does?HBO’s four-part documentary series premieres in May 2012 and examines the serious health consequences of obesity, shows viewers how to help themselves and their children live healthier lives, looks at the obesity epidemic from every angle, and explores the growing epidemic of childhood obesity.  

Harvey V. Fineberg is President of the Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Good News And Bad News
The Bad News: We Have a Big Problem
The Worse News: It's Making Us Sick
The Good News: Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference
Why We Are Fat
Evolutionary History
The Food We Eat
Know Thy Body
Know Thy Brain
The Forces Working Against Us
Fast Food vs Us
Restaurants vs Us
Big Food Companies vs Us
Supermarkets vs Us
Marketing vs Us
The Fashion and Beauty Industries vs Us
Desks, Cars, and Computers vs Us
School Budgets vs Our Kids
How To Lose Weight And Make It Last
What Not to Do�And What to Do About It
Where to Begin
Welcome to Your New Life
How to Keep It Off
Afterword: Dialing Back The Weight Of The Nation
Appendics
Tips for Healthy Eating While Watching Calories
Tips for Active Living
Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby
The Question of Surgery
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