“Fung zeroes in on why insulin resistance has become so prevalent and offers specific outside-the-box solutions that have emerged as the key to maximizing health.”
—Jimmy Moore, author, Keto Clarity and Cholesterol Clarity
Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.
In The Obesity Code, the highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.
In The Obesity Code Dr Fung Shows Us
- Why obesity is a disorder of hormonal imbalance, not caloric imbalance or physical inactivity
- The dieting myths and half-truths we’ve heard for the last 40 years that keep people hungry and lethargic with no weight loss to show for it
- How and why world-wide obesity surged from the 1970s to even now
- How the government, big pharma and big food companies are complicit in the ballooning of the obesity epidemic
- The years of meal choices and eating habits that raise insulin levels and make people fat
- How to reverse weight gain with healthy food choices and intermittent fasting
Dr. Jason Fung completed medical school at the University of Toronto and a fellowship in nephrology at the University of California. He founded the Intensive Dietary Management Program in Toronto that provides a unique treatment focus for type 2 diabetes and obesity. Dr. Fung lives in Toronto.
Timothy Noakes is Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town, a marathon runner, and the author of the bestseller The Lore of Running. After discovering research supporting a high fat, low carb diet as the healthiest option for many people, he started the Noakes Foundation in 2012, and has dedicated his life to opening people’s eyes to the myth of low-fat eating and the nutritional and environmental crisis it has led us to.