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Ultra-Metabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss
Ultra-Metabolism The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss
Author: Mark Hyman
For many, losing weight is a never-ending struggle -- especially since our bodies are designed to keep weight on at all costs; it's a matter of survival. But a medical revolution is under way, showing us how to work with our bodies instead of against them to ignite the natural fat-burning furnaces that lie dormant within us. Drawing on the c...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780739476611
ISBN-10: 0739476610
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 354
Edition: 1st
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Paperback
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Unlike many fad diet books, the advice in this book is backed by at least some scientific evidence. The author cites actual studies, and makes a persuasive logical case for the idea, though some of what he talks about leans towards the "woo" end of the spectrum.

This really isn't a "diet" book at all, it is more advice for a permanent change in general eating habits. There are some recipes in the book that look really, really good (I will start trying them soon). If I were to point to one central idea, it is that processed, pre-packaged foods are full of hidden "bad" fats and "empty" calories, and should be avoided at all costs. But, the book is much more than that as well.

If I have a criticism, it is that the author talks about counseling patients about how to make more time in their daily lives to do the cooking they need to do at home. It would have been helpful if he had elaborated on that for those of us who usually have no time to cook.


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