By Greg Critser Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World (Reprint) [Paperback] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fat Land has ratings and reviews. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer said: When this book first came out in , it was an eye-opener, and I can see. “An in-depth, well-researched, and thoughtful exploration of the ‘fat boom’ in America. In Fat Land, award-winning nutrition and health journalist Greg Critser.

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But the casual link between what these institutions say and what people do is dubious. Many people are mystified. He cites many studies, gives examples of programs that are work and why.

This book should attract a wide readership. Set up a giveaway. It isn’t that one single contributing factor is to blame: They included such tasks as the pull ups test, push ups test, and timed mile.

Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser

From early on it was nuclear, seeking as it did to withdraw itself from the meddling of the traditional extended family. Jan 25, Becky rated it really liked it. Fascinating in parts and terrifying in others, this is a quick read at under pages of actual text. I know at one point, probably during a chapter on excessive, needless snacking, I just had the urge to go open a bag of chips and dig in.


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Ok, I let this book linger for far too long, partially because of busy times at work. Junk food taxes should be analogized to the cigarette tax. A separate study sharpened the indictment: I would not recommend this novel to anyone else, for although it is factual, it lacks interesting details.

As the Journal of the American Medical Association noted, “The lower rates of counseling among respondents with lower education and income levels. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Sugar has been replaced by corn syrup, palm and coconut oil has replaced olive oil, more calories are being packed into smaller servings, etc.

I wish we could give books a score out of ten, rather than out of five, on here.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. For instance, while the book points out that obesity grev gone up at the same rate as high fructose corn syrup consumption, the book also encourages a tax on non-skim milk. Fat Chick’s Guide to Life.

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For example, in what could be interpreted as a shot at the pro-business right, he reveals how big processed food companies maximize their profits by doing things to food that lan it much higher in calories. The chapters were far too long, which is how you cram 7 chapters in to over pages, and yet despite being comparatively short the writing is dry and took me a while to plod through.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Could it be because I was indeed forty pounds overweight?

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

The book talked about the decline of physical education as part of the problem. There is geg of information in this book so be prepared to take in several names, dates, and events over the course of reading this book.

Rather, he was to be mollified with the tremendous bounty of the new nation. On the other hand, he mentions how the entrance of large numbers of women into the workforce has negatively impacted the eating patterns of millions of people, which would be unmentionable on the feminist left. Breg were some interesting focuses that the b addressed.

The solution, as Critser says, will not come easily because, “A culture that condones obesity, whether consciously or unconsciously, undermines any attempts to convince people to pare down.

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