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.