Fat Chance

Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, Fat Chance debunks the widely held notion to prove “a calorie is NOT a calorie”, and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide.

Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and DiseaseFat Chance: Beating the Odds
By Dr. Robert Lustig
Plume
Retail Price $9.99
Amazon Price: $5.17

Book Description: 

Robert Lustig’s 90-minute YouTube video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”, has been viewed more than two million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control. To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, Fat Chance debunks the widely held notion to prove “a calorie is NOT a calorie”, and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide.

Review

I believe that Dr. Lustig has hit the nail on the head when he explains so clearly that what we eat is making us overweight and contributing to the majority of illness the American people are experiencing. All you need to do is read the labels on the foods we eat or drink, you can’t pronounce most of the words and don’t know what it is anyway. This book is full of helpful and encouraging information.  I’m taking his advice for no other reason than to eat healthier and get off the sugars and preservatives in the processed stuff. I have just started this week, feeling better each day and looking forward to shedding pounds. I’m 55 years old and looking for many many more healthy, active, happy years ahead, and truly believe we are what we eat.

~Reviewed by Bobbi L.

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