|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Lunch » Tags » Books » Reviews » The Smarter Science of Slim: What the Actual Experts Have Proven About Weight Loss, Dieting, & Exercise, Plus, The Harvard Medical School Endorsed Program To Burn Fat Permanently » User review

Very good advice about diets

  • Dec 27, 2011
Rating:
+5
This book debunks the myths, lies, and hype about diets put out by many writers who offer miraculous, cure-all diets and the often contradictory messages by the food industry interested in their bottom line. It is based on numerous scientific studies, more than 10,000 pages of academic research, and has the endorsement of dozens of physicians. And it makes sense. Bailor writes in an easy to read manner and fills his book with very informative, to the point, and clear charts. He tells what experts have proven about weight loss, health, and fitness. He shows that with modest lifestyle changes people can eat more food if it is quality food, and do less but proper exercise, as small as a tenth advocated by others.

Bailor writes, among many other things, that certain foods "cripple our ability to burn fat." The diet advocated by many nutritionists of eating less actually sets up people to gain fat after they start eating again. Remarkably, eating "more high-quality food has been clinically shown to cause body fat to be burned." It doesn't cause fat gain. And, surprisingly, he reveals why the government's Dietary Guidelines is not only wrong, but adds pounds of fat.

Bailor advises eating a diet of "high quality foods," such as non-starchy vegetables, seafood, lean meat, fat-free or low-fat cottage cheese, fat-free or low-fat plain Greek yogurt, fruits, eggs, nuts, and seeds. He recommends vegetables that grow above ground, except corn because it is a starch. These foods will satisfy hunger so that people can avoid starches, which scientists have shown the body doesn't need, and sweets. They will lower a person's "set-point" and keep the person slim.

Every body has a "set-point." This is the weight that the body tries to maintain. Different people have different set-points. Eating the wrong foods moves the body to a higher set-point. This is why people on most diets don't lose weight or gain it back after they stop their diet. Eating the proper foods lowers the set-point and satisfies.

The notion that "calories are calories" and a proper diet requires the reduction of calories is clearly untrue. A six-pack of beer makes people eat more pizza while five cans of tuna and thirty cups of broccoli have the same number of calories, but people are satisfied long before they eat the five cans or thirty cups. Additionally, and more importantly, as previously mentioned, many foods not on Bailor's list raise the set-point and cause the body to require extra pounds.

In summary, as can be seen in these few examples, Bailor's revelations of the studies by scientists make sense and can lead to a healthier body and a more enjoyable and lengthier life.

What did you think of this review?

Helpful
3
Thought-Provoking
3
Fun to Read
3
Well-Organized
3
Post a Comment
December 27, 2011
So on the calories front, is basically what the author saying is that not all calories are equal? I'm really interested in exercise, nutrition, and health overall, so this books sounds really amazing. Will have to add it to my list of to-reads. Thanks, Israel!
 
1
More The Smarter Science of Slim: W... reviews
review by . May 06, 2013
An amazing nutrition and fitness book that's complete and thorough. It has made a difference for me.
At the beginning of every new year, people make that perennial New Year's resolution that they are going to stick to a diet come what may, so they eat less and exercise more, and they see very minimal results for their best intentioned efforts. People go into diets and fitness regimens all gun-ho and idealistic, only to be left jaded and discouraged. More-often-than-not, people actually pick up extra pounds and do more harm to their bodies than before they started a fitness and nutrition routine. …
review by . December 06, 2011
The Skinny on the Skinny
"If Oprah hires someone to design her house and the house collapses, we would not blame Oprah. And if Oprah hires someone to design a piece of software and she cannot figure it out, the software designer is at fault. So, if Oprah hires someone to design a weight-loss program and she does not lose weight, the program failed--Oprah did not.... ...Results are all that matter. People do not fail fat-loss programs. Fat-loss programs fail people." --Jonathan Bailor, `The Smarter Science of Slim' For overweight …
review by . November 24, 2011
Optimal Metabolism Strategies
The Smarter Science of Slim-Scientific Proof. Fat Loss Facts debunks the classic   assumptions about weight loss; such as, eating less and exercising more.   Jonathan Bailor explains how certain foods cripple our ability to burn fat.   Researchers disclose how to get the benefits of traditional exercise in a fraction   of the time. Most of all, eating less sets us up for gaining more weight after   dieting.      The primary finding …
review by . February 11, 2012
I have a problem with chorizo. A problem in the junkie, I-get-it-on-all-my-burritos-because-I-can’t-get-enough sense. And food in general; like most Chicagoans, I love me some deep dish pizza, and I’m pretty enamored with our beef-and-sausage combo sandwiches—the perfect meal for the indecisive food addict. So I tend to eat more or less what I want, trying not to feel bad about this annoying bit of belly fat that sticks around inside my body like a developmentally challenged baby …
About the reviewer
Israel Drazin ()
Ranked #66
Dr. Israel Drazin is the author of twenty books, including a series of five volumes on the Aramaic translation of the Hebrew Bible, which he co-authors with Dr. Stanley M. Wagner, and a series of four … more
Consider the Source

Use Trust Points to see how much you can rely on this review.

You
IsraelDrazin
Your ratings:
rate more to improve this
About this book

Wiki

From Dr. Theodoros Kelesidis, Harvard Medical School & Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine
I am often asked when there will be a proven prescription for weight loss. The Smarter Science of Slim is that prescription.

Jonathan Bailor's easy-to-understand and engaging style disguises an astonishing amount of otherwise incredibly complex scientific information. You will not realize you are learning so much because you will be so involved in what you are reading. The pages you are holding will change the way you feel and look faster than any pill ever could. It is incredibly rare to find anything as thoroughly researched and carefully analyzed yet so clearly and engagingly presented in the context of everyday living and eating. For anyone who has struggled with managing weight or maintaining energy, you do not need pills. You need this book.

From Dr. JoAnn E. Manson, Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Jonathan Bailor has performed an invaluable service with his book, The Smarter Science of Slim. Jonathan has studied thousands and thousands of pages of academic research on health and weight-loss, and he has put the results into terms that the everyday person can understand. Jonathan's work is far from just another diet book.

The Smarter Science of Slim dismantles the myths that have contributed enormously to the health and weight problems that many people have, and ...

view wiki

Tags

Books, Health, Science, Weight Loss, Diets, Jonathan Bailor

Details

First to Review
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists