We are in the middle of an obesity epidemic, but in spite of being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise steadily, yet still the pounds may not budge. Why? In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones, somewhat than a lack of self-regulate.,
He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes, and offers robust scientific evidence that reversing insulin resistance is the only way to lose weight in the longer term. It turns out that when we eat is just as important as what we eat, so along with his five basic steps – a set of life-long eating habits on the way to beef up your health and regulate 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.