New Book: Top Ten Reasons We’re Fat

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My new e-book has dropped: Top Ten Reasons We’re Fat is available on Amazon in Kindle format. If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry, as you can download a Kindle reading app for PC (Windows), Mac, and Android; it’s free and allows you to read Kindle books on any PC, tablet, or phone. The book is specially priced for three days only at $2.99.

Weight loss and diet books are legion, so you may wonder why I decided to write on this topic. For one thing, the crowded field indicates that lots of people are interested in weight loss, and the obesity epidemic indicates that they are justified in being interested.

More importantly, almost every weight-loss book or guru or fitness “expert” tells their readers and followers that they have the secret to weight loss, that if you only follow their (sometimes expensive) instructions, you will become lean with little effort. While some of those books and gurus are on the right track, many are not. What I hope to show in this book is the multi-factorial nature of obesity and weight loss. For example, the book contains a chapter on how sleep might affect weight gain and loss, why that is, and a few things you can do to improve sleep and hence weight loss. The idea here is that, while sleep isn’t even close to the whole story on obesity, if you are trying to lose weight, improving your sleep in both quantity and quality is one of the many steps that you should take. It could be the case that many overweight people say to themselves that they’re hungry all the time and they don’t know why, and it might be because, or partly because, of poor quality of sleep or short sleep duration.

Throughout the book I also discuss why the obesity epidemic began when it did, and what needs to happen to stop it.

 

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Baron says January 19, 2015

Congrats on your new book! I’ll be purchasing it soon.

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    P. D. Mangan says January 19, 2015

    Thanks, Baron!

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Remnant says January 19, 2015

Purchased. Congratulations on this, Dennis. I have begun implementing many of the suggestions from “Best Supplements” and I believe it is making a difference.

One thing I have been curious about, and maybe this new book addresses some of it, is the reason(s) for your departure from the Perfect Health approach: primarily, for instance, on carbs but also on macronutrient ratios generally and on some of the supplement recomendations. I for one would be interested in hearing more about your differences with the Jaminets.

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    P. D. Mangan says January 20, 2015

    Remnant, thanks, glad to hear that something of mine may be making a difference. I don’t think I have many differences with the Jaminets approach. I suppose where I differ is that I favor fewer carbs, and I have a couple of reasons for that, 1) my personal preference for the way I eat; 2) I like and believe being in ketosis at least some of the time is healthy. So I tend not to eat much of the rice, sweet potatoes etc that the Jaminets advocate, though I don’t skip these altogether. My carb intake tends to be more on workout days, and also supplement with whey then. Maybe differences between their diet and what I eat is motivated by my desire for hypertrophy and low body fat.

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      Remnant says January 20, 2015

      Thanks for your reply.

      Good to know. It sounds like we may not be too far off. While I do stay away from wheat and processed carbs, I don’t fuss too much about potatoes or rice. Personally, I have found that I feel a bit more sated, satisfied and calm / balanced when I maintain a not insignificant portion of carbs in the diet (although certainly below SAD levels). There is some trade off as far as body fat (and maybe aging), but I find I can maintain a moderate carb approach more easily over time.

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Stephen Werner says January 19, 2015

Thanks for the heads-up on the discount. I found your first two books to be very useful – insightful and well referenced. I just took advantage of you generous offer to buy this new one, and I’m expecting to find more of the same quality info.

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    P. D. Mangan says January 20, 2015

    Thanks, Stephen, glad you’ve liked the previous books.

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Pete says January 20, 2015

Just bought a copy. Will look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Obesity epidemic.

Cheers – Pete

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    P. D. Mangan says January 20, 2015

    Thanks, Pete, hope you get something good out of it.

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