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Fat land : how Americans became the fattest people in the world

Author: Greg Critser
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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"Fat Land highlights the groundbreaking research that implicates cheap fats and sugars as the alarming new metabolic factors making our calories stick, and shows how and why children are too often the chief metabolic victims of such foods. No one else writing on obesity in America takes as hard a line as Critser on the institutionalized lies we've been telling ourselves about how much we can eat and how little we  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Critser, Greg.
Fat land.
Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2004
(DLC) 2004295243
(OCoLC)54389688
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Critser
ISBN: 9780547526683 0547526687 1299897002 9781299897007
OCLC Number: 773582837
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
"A Mariner book."
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 232 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Up up up! (or, Where the calories came from) --
2. Supersize me (who got the calories into our bellies) --
3. World without boundaries (who let the calories in) --
4. Why the calories stayed on our bodies --
5. What fat is, what fat isn't --
6. What the extra calories do to you --
7. What can be done.
Responsibility: Greg Critser.
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"Fat Land highlights the groundbreaking research that implicates cheap fats and sugars as the alarming new metabolic factors making our calories stick, and shows how and why children are too often the chief metabolic victims of such foods. No one else writing on obesity in America takes as hard a line as Critser on the institutionalized lies we've been telling ourselves about how much we can eat and how little we can exercise. His expose of the Los Angeles schools' opening of the nutritional floodgates in the lunchroom and his examination of the political and cultural forces that have set the bar on American fitness low, and then lower, are both discerning reporting and impassioned wake-up calls." "Disarmingly funny, Fat Land leaves no diet books - including Dr. Atkins's - unturned. Fashions, both leisure and street, and American-style religion are subject to Critser's gimlet eye as well. Memorably, Fat Land takes on baby-boomer parenting shibboleths - that young children won't eat past the point of being full and that the dinner table isn't the place to talk about food rules - and gives advice many families will use to lose."--Jacket.

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