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The New American Diet

A six-week plan to improve your health and the planet's.

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There are a lot of myths about what makes Americans so overweight. In the book The New American Diet, authors Stephen Perrine and Heather Hurlock expose the truth about scores of recently discovered obesity-causing chemicals lurking in the American diet, chemicals so hazardous to our weight that researchers have coined a new phrase for them: “Obesogens.”

Obesogen is a term that was originally coined by a University of California-Irvine professor who described how these chemical compounds, which are foreign to the body, can disrupt the body's homeostasis and metabolism of fat thereby making the accumulation of fat easier. The New American Diet is one of the first books to explore in depth the concept of obesogens and their potential role in contributing to the current American obesity epidemic.

In this six-week plan, you will learn how to reverse “the obesogen effect” and strip off 10, 20, 30 pounds or more. By debunking some unhealthy, healthy myths and turning some healthy, unhealthy myths on their heads, you will learn why a certain kind of apple can contribute to weight gain, why salad dressing makes you crave a sweet dessert and why chicken breast may contain more fat than a piece of steak.

The New American Diet is grounded in countless research studies and features interviews from experts in the fields of environmental health, nutrition and endocrinology. It can help you lose weight, improve your health and incorporate foods into your diet that you once considered were off-limits due to their nutrition content.

Stephen Perrine is the Editor of Children’s Health and Editor-at-Large for Men’s Health and Heather Hurlock is the former Health Editor of Best Life

PRO
  • Grounded in current scientific research
  • Exposes misconceptions and misinformation on the current nutritional status and safety of our food
  • Re-incorporates certain forbidden foods into your diet
  • Promotes a diet that is natural, whole and seasonal
  • Encourages mindfulness when choosing foods and during meal times
  • Beneficial to health of the individual and to the health of the planet
CON
  • Concept of obesogens is not yet fully supported by the medical and health communities
  • Difficult to prove causal links between food and health
DIET and NUTRITION

The New American Diet features a six-week eating plan in which you will learn how to lose weight while eating all your favorite foods—steak, pasta, ice cream and even chocolate—by breaking free of these “Old American Diet” myths that are keeping us fat.

In the book, you will learn why pork chops might be a better choice than skinless chicken breast and why many fruits and vegetables contain chemicals that cause your body to gain fat, shed muscle and even diminish your sex drive. You will learn not only how to make the right food choices but also how to rid your body of the accumulated obesogens in just five days.

The New American Diet allows you to have your steak and ice cream, as long as these items are raised and/or made according to sustainable practices. Overall, you are encouraged to eat plenty of green vegetables, preferably those that are rich in folate and are organic, read labels and avoid foods with hidden sugars in the them, eat local and seasonal foods and eat with mindfulness.

By following The New American Diet you can not only lose weight but you can gain improved health, do your part to protect the planet and gain a more positive outlook on how your health and food choices affects your life and your sense of happiness.

EXERCISE

The New American Diet does not provide a specific fitness plan but you are encouraged to add more physical activity to your day by moving more and engaging in more exercise.

CONCLUSION

The New American Diet is similar to other recent books that not only provide the basic guidelines for why eating a whole and minimally-processed diet is beneficial to health but also how the current American food industry and food manufacturing practices have contributed to the current obesity crisis.

Authors Perrine and Hurlock are no strangers to health, and with solid research and expert interviews, they provide a six-week plan for you to reverse the obesogen effect so that you can reclaim your health and also do your part to protect the planet.

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Related Diets: Diet for a New America, Eat Better America, Perfect Weight America, Western Diet, The Whole Foods Diet, Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat, Eat This Not That, The End of Overeating


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Nancy

This book supports everything I have learned from my wellness and nutrition practitioners this year and highly encourage everyone to read it, absorb the information, and live in a state of chronic wellness, instead of chronic illness!

posted Sep 23rd, 2010 3:33 pm


Martini

We're reading this book for our book club and several of us are itching to try it. Our problem is that organic food here is hard to come by, and when it is, it's very expensive (Middle East). That said, I figure we can do it for 6 weeks. Looking forward to letting you know about our results

posted Apr 25th, 2010 10:06 am


Angie

I just started this program five days ago after seeing a TV interview with the author. I am in dis-belieg at how much better I feel. And it is the first time ever that I have not had cravings in the late afternoon/evening, those have always been my biggest enemy!

I've also noticed that my mental clarity has been much better, I haven't felt as tired as I usually do. And the other big change is I don't feel so bloated and uncomfortable. I can't encourage people enough to give it a try!!! I have been so pleasantly surprised and at how much I don't want to eat all the garbage that has made me fat. For the first time ever I have will power because junk food actually doesn't sound or look good!

posted Mar 4th, 2010 2:33 am



   
 

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