Diet Cults

  • by Matt Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by Stephen R. Thorne
  • 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the national best-selling author of Racing Weight, Matt Fitzgerald exposes the irrationality, half-truths, and downright impossibility of a "single right way" to eat and reveals how to develop rational, healthy eating habits.
From "the Four-Hour Body" to "Atkins," there are diet cults to match seemingly any mood and personality type. Everywhere we turn, someone is preaching the "one true way" to eat for maximum health. Paleo Diet advocates tell us that all foods less than 12,000 years old are the enemy. Low-carb gurus demonize carbs, and then there are the low-fat prophets. But they agree on one thing: There is only one true way to eat for maximum health. The first clue that this is a fallacy is the sheer variety of diets advocated. Indeed, while all of these competing views claim to be backed by science, a good look at actual nutritional science suggests it is impossible to identify a single best way to eat. Fitzgerald advocates an agnostic, rational approach to eating habits based on one's own habits, lifestyle, and genetics and body type. Many professional athletes already practice this "Good Enough" diet, and now we can too - and ditch the brainwashing of these diet cults for good.
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

would definitely recommend this book.

very good as a whole. loved the comparison with religions and the open mindness. I would advise to offer this to a friend.
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- Fred Akele

Simply fantastic.

If you could sum up Diet Cults in three words, what would they be?

insightful informative and good humoured

Any additional comments?

This is us excellent book exploring the psychology around food as well as the science and dogma. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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- Darren - UK

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-05-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.