Zucker ist giftig, macht abhängig und krank – ist aber gleichzeitig allgegenwärtig. Zuckerfrei zu leben scheint geradezu unmöglich. Da wir heutzutage immer beschäftigt sind und kaum Zeit zum Kochen haben, greifen wir auf verarbeitete Lebensmittel zurück. Aber genau diese sind verantwortlich dafür, dass viele Menschen immer weiter zunehmen und Diabetes und chronische Krankheiten auf dem Vormarsch sind. Der Arzt und Professor Dr. Robert H. Lustig deckt die Wahrheit über zuckerreiche Nahrung auf: ·Zu viel Zucker kann schwere Krankheiten verursachen – selbst bei Menschen, die nicht übergewichtig sind ·Diäten, bei denen nur Fett reduziert wird, funktionieren nicht ·Die Lebensmittelindustrie reichert unsere Nahrungsmittel mit verstecktem Zucker an und auf solche Lebensmittel muss man verzichten, um diesen Zucker zu vermeiden. ·Die Politik macht sich mitschuldig und verschlimmert die Lebensmittelkatastrophe noch weiter Dieses Buch verändert die Sichtweise auf unsere Nahrung radikal und eröffnet zugleich die Chance auf ein gesünderes und glücklicheres Leben. Es bietet einzigartige und wissenschaftlich fundierte Strategien, wie man sinnvoll Gewicht verlieren und wieder fit werden kann.
New York Times Bestseller Robert Lustig’s 90-minute YouTube video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”, has been viewed more than three million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control. To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, Fat Chance debunks the widely held notion to prove “a calorie is NOT a calorie”, and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide.
The difference between the wrath of God and the wrath of your mother is that eventually God forgives you. Finley Anderson Tanner just landed a quaint new cottage on posh Palm Beach. Not bad for an underachieving, sample-sale-shopping paralegal -- until she finds the place in shambles. She should have known better than to accept her overbearing mother's offer to sell her a house unseen at a bargain-basement mortgage rate. Good-bye Rolex dreams. At this rate, she'll be shopping designer outlets forever. When Finley discovers a skeleton in her new closet, right where her Jimmy Choos should be, a total home renovation is the least of her worries. Sure, she knows how to catch a crook, but when a girl's sandwiched between sexy P.I. Liam McGarrity and her hot new boss, defense attorney Tony Caprelli, she can only be headed for commitment. To an institution. With her fabulous (but slightly more successful) friends to keep her sane and her interfering mother out of town, Finley vows to get this bad guy -- and decorate her new house -- even if she has to pay full price.
Confident at work but clueless at love, Claire is 40 and overweight—not a recipe she imagines can solve the romance gap. Dealing with her father’s death and an angry teen doesn’t make it easier. Finding no help from her ex, who is distracted by remarriage to a much younger woman, Claire copes by relying on a faithful circle of friends, a wicked sense of humor, and a new interest in fitness. When Claire meets Rob, a beguiling, slightly pudgy man at the gym, there is an instant connection. Just maybe she can haul the composure she finds at work into the gym with her. Or is it fat chance for that? ~ ~ ~ “A funny, moving portrait of a small-town Jewish community and the people who inhabit it, including a single mom coping with loss, a teen, and modern love. You’ll be rooting for Orenstein’s characters—especially her witty, lovably self-deprecating heroine—the whole way through.” — Jennifer Richler, author of essays appearing in The New York Times, Slate, Salon, and The Atlantic “Fat Chance is an evocative journey that sharpens our contact with what it means to be human. And it is a hilariously loving yet unflinching portrait of a woman imprisoned by the body she thinks isolates her from love and—maybe more important—sex. Orenstein is like a magician pulling pennies from the air, infusing the haunting with laughter, the seeming inescapability with hope, and in the end offers the surprising and poignant gift of a special kind of joy.” — Michael Adams, author of Blind Man’s Bluff and Anniversaries in the Blood
Two long-feuding kingdoms Chubolia, a place where everyone is fat and Thinsylvania, a country where everyone is thinfi nd themselves in the throes of battle when the prime minister of Thinsylvania, looking for someone to marry his prince, kidnaps the Chubolian princess. But Hamilton Fatz, the charmingly romantic Chubolian captain of the guard, and Big Jim McBiggins, a roguish mountain man, are in love with her and vow to bring her home. But fi rst they must cross the Belgies, an intimidating mountain range that separates the two countries. The two men begin an incredible adventure to rescue her and must overcome physical and psychological obstacles along the way.
Sugar is addictive, toxic and everywhere. Find out how your sweet tooth might be nibbling you to death in this straight-talking exposé.
Während der Recherche für seinen Bestseller Die bittere Wahrheit über Zucker machte Robert Lustig eine alarmierende Entdeckung: Unser Streben nach Glück wird von Abhängigkeit, Sucht und Depressionen gestört – eine kulturelle Entwicklung, die unumkehrbar scheint. In Brainwashed befasst sich der Bestsellerautor mit unserem hormongesteuerten Empfinden von Glück und zeigt, wie diese biochemischen Prozesse aktiv von außen beeinflusst werden können – eine Methode, die sich vor allem die großen Lebensmittelkonzerne zunutze machen. Mit gezielter Werbung manipulieren sie unsere Bedürfnisse und beeinflussen unser Empfinden von Glück. Die entscheidenden Botenstoffe für unser Glücksempfinden sind Dopamin und Serotonin. Nur wenn beide im richtigen Verhältnis stehen, sind wir ausbalanciert und wirklich glücklich. Dopamin steht für Belohnung. Schüttet unser Gehirn zu viel davon aus, führt das zu einer Abhängigkeit – ein gutes Beispiel für diese Art der Abhängigkeit ist Zucker. Serotonin hingegen signalisiert uns, dass wir zufrieden sind und genug haben, ein Mangel versursacht häufig Depressionen. Stress, Hektik, ständige Erreichbarkeit und vor allem der Überfluss an Konsumgütern führen zu einem Dopaminüberschuss und somit zu einem Ungleichgewicht beider Botenstoffe. In der Folge verlernen wir glücklich zu sein. Mit ihrem perfiden Marketing hat die Lebensmittelindustrie einen großen Teil dazu beigetragen und uns in eine endlose Spirale aus ständigem Verlangen und schneller Befriedigung durch Konsum hineingezogen. In diesem Buch erklärt Robert Lustig auf kluge und prägnante Weise die Wissenschaft hinter dieser Gehirnwäsche und bietet Lösungen, wie wir uns gegen den manipulativen Einfluss der Industrie wehren können und wieder zurück auf den richtigen Weg zum Glück finden.
Can you become 'The Face' when you look like a pregnant rhinoceros? Lisa wants to know.Can you snatch a modelling contract when you're fourteen and a social outcast, with a mother who pumps donuts, hot dogs and chilli pancakes into you like there's no tomorrow?FAT CHANCE!
In a series of diary entries, 13-year-old Judi recounts her struggles to lose weight, hide her bulimia from her mother, find a boyfriend, and decide on a profession.
Daphne Schneider has been made fun of most of her life, even by those who supposedly love her. Most people would characterize her perspective on life as cold-hearted; Daphne calls it honesty. After relocating to the Florida Keys with her husband, Daphne’s best friend shows up. What began as a long weekend to reminisce with Lisa turns into a bizarre, permanent arrangement that spurs a landslide. Daphne’s husband is a rigid man who dislikes noise or disruption, but he uncharacteristically warms to Lisa’s loud and carefree ways. Daphne pushes away suspicious doubts and rationalizes their affectionate relationship. During a bitter argument, John reveals why he married her. Love was never involved. Daphne’s world begins to crumble. For the first time in her life, she takes matters into her own hands and fights back. Daphne’s crude sense of humor sees her through several crime sprees. The dead bodies are piling up. Daph never guessed revenge could be so fun. She soon finds out its also addicting.
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“A fresh, heartwarming voice.” —Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author For champion professional knitter Dymphna Pearl, inheriting part of a sun-blasted ghost town in the Texas hill country isn’t just unexpected, it’s a little daunting. To earn a cash bequest that could change her life, she’ll have to leave California to live in tiny, run-down Fat Chance for six months—with seven strangers. Impossible! Or is it? Trading her sandals for cowboy boots, Dymphna dives into her new life with equal parts anxiety and excitement. After all, she’s never felt quite at home in Santa Monica anyway. Maybe Fat Chance will be her second chance. But making it habitable is going take more than a lasso and Wild West spirit. With an opinionated buzzard overlooking the proceedings and mismatched strangers learning to become friends, Dymphna wonders if unlocking the secrets of her own heart is the way to strike real gold.
"A fresh, heartwarming voice." —Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author It’s been a year since an eccentric billionaire summoned seven strangers to the dilapidated, postage stamp-sized town of Fat Chance, Texas. To win a cash bequest, each was required to spend six months in the ghost town to see if they could transform it—and themselves—into something extraordinary. But by the time pastry chef Fernando Cruz arrives, several members of the original gang have already skedaddled… Fernando’s hopes of starting a new life in Fat Chance are dashed when the town’s handful of ragtag residents—and a mysterious low-flying plane—show him just how weird the place actually is. His hopes of making over the town’s sole café into a BBQ restaurant for nearby ranchers threaten to turn to dust as a string of bizarre secrets are revealed. But just when the pickins’ couldn’t get any slimmer, the citizens of Fat Chance realize they might be able to build exactly the kind of hometown they all need—but never knew they wanted… Praise for Celia Bonaduce and her novels "A bingeworthy triology about smart, quirky women who feel like friends. In Much Ado About Mother she shows us just how strong (and funny) the mother-daughter bond can be. Loved it!" --Clare O'Donahue, author of The Kate Conway Mysteries "Celia Bonaduce writes well rounded, real life characters straight from the heart. I loved this book!" —Phyliss Miranda, New York Times bestselling author on A Comedy of Erinn "The Merchant of Venice Beach has a fresh, heartwarming voice that will keep readers smiling as they dance through this charming story by Celia Bonaduce." —Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author
“A fresh, heartwarming voice.” —Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author From ghost town to growing community, it’s been a few years since a group of strangers inherited property in tiny, deserted Fat Chance, Texas. And besides creating businesses, they’ve developed friendships and romances too. But plans to pave the town may put Dymphna Pearl and her beau, Professor Johnson, on opposite sides of Main Street. In his zeal for the project, he’s making great decisions for Fat Chance, but not for them as a couple. Disgruntled, Dymphna heads back to Los Angeles to collect the rabbits she’s created a special place for in the hot Texas climate. But the professor is in for another surprise… Professor Johnson didn’t even know about Dympha’s sister, Maggie, and when he meets her in a most unexpected way, he begins to understand why. In the meantime, Dymphna is off pursuing an exciting venture to let the world know about Fat Chance—one that will bring a talented new crew to the eclectic group. The kitschy little place they call home is clearly destined for bigger, better things—-but with so many changes a-coming will the same be true for everyone in Fat Chance, including the professor and Dymphna? Praise for Celia Bonaduce and her novels “A bingeworthy triology about smart, quirky women who feel like friends. In Much Ado About Mother she shows us just how strong (and funny) the mother-daughter bond can be. Loved it!”--Clare O'Donahue, author of The Kate Conway Mysteries “Celia Bonaduce writes well rounded, real life characters straight from the heart. I loved this book!” —Phyliss Miranda, New York Times bestselling author on A Comedy of Erinn “The Merchant of Venice Beach has a fresh, heartwarming voice that will keep readers smiling as they dance through this charming story by Celia Bonaduce.” —Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author
'A ballsy paean to self-determination and body confidence ... will leave you dizzy but exhilarated ... if you read one heart-breaking yet bouncy true-life memoir this year, make sure it's this one' Sunday Times Louise McSharry's passion is to talk to young women (and the men who love them) about being a woman in the modern world. Drawing on her own thirtysomething years of life, in her memoir Fat Chance she writes about everything from surviving a messed up childhood, to crashing out of education and still making it, to figuring out sex, weight, feminism, make-up, friendship, workplace politics and a whole lot more. Though she has the raw material (the early death of her father; her mother's descent into alcoholism; cancer) it was impossible for Louise to write a miserable book. So, though it has its sad moments, Fat Chance is honest, upbeat, irreverent and inspirational - just like a long chat with a best friend. A fabulous, funny and wise best friend! 'An absolutely stunning piece of work ... just a fantastic book' Roisin Ingle, Irish Times 'A brave, heart-breaking yet sometimes funny account of a life full of the issues all women encounter but rarely admit out loud' Examiner 'An open and honest straight-shooting chronicle of a rollercoaster life' RTE Guide 'Heartbreakingly honest. A sharp, well-observed, and ultimately inspirational read. Every woman should read this book' Louise O'Neill 'Louise's life reads like a thriller - I had goose-bumps throughout! Brave, funny, emotional and totally relatable' Roz Purcell 'Hugely enjoyable. So honest and insightful. I loved the positivity and the REALNESS!' Una Mullaly 'Both heart-warming and heart-breaking. Vividly raw and surprisingly visceral' Angela Scanlon 'Searingly honest' Daily Star 'Funny and heart-breaking' Sunday Mirror 'I LOVED your book ... you are inspirational!' Marian Keyes, Twitter 'Loved your book. I feel like you've been writing me incredibly personal letters and that we're now best friends' Shirley Temple Bar, Twitter 'I recommend it to EVERYONE. Really warm, witty and wise' Fatti Burke, Twitter 'A mighty woman, with cojones the size of Mexico and coolness in the face of adversity not seen since John Wayne's heyday' Irish Independent 'She's a straight shooter, honest and to the point' The Herald
Plus-size Maggie O'Leary is America's Anti-Diet Sweetheart. Her informed column about the pitfalls of dieting is the one sane voice crying out against the dietocracy. She is perfectly happy with who she is and the life she leads. Until she gets the chance to spend some quality time with Hollywood's hottest star. Maggie knows she can't exactly show up looking like…well, herself. So she swallows her words and vows to become the skinniest fat advocate Tinseltown has ever seen. Swearing her trusted assistant to silence, Maggie embarks on a "secret" makeover. From showdowns with her boss, who is convinced his star columnist is losing her edge—er, girth—to run-ins with her closest male friend, the trip through the famed red door of beauty is anything but graceful. But despite her doubts about abandoning the comfortable life she's known—not to mention deceiving legions of loyal readers who still think of her as their champion, L.A.-bound Maggie is hell-bent on getting her just "desserts"! Bursting with wit, insight and humor, Deborah Blumenthal's Fat Chance is a guilt-free pleasure that is good to the last page!
In the year 2012, two childhood friends leave the small town of Tunis, Texas, for Los Angeles, with dreams of making it big in Hollywood. Raven Kensington is exquisitely-beautiful, with a trademark, Miss America smile. The African-American beauty is enormously-gifted, but knows that discrimination is still alive and well in Tinseltown. Raven's determined to make her dreams become reality. Once she arrives in Hollywood, no one denies that she's gorgeous, she's just "not the right race, or size, for Hollywood." Raven refuses to give up. After years of blood, sweat, and tears, she reluctantly accepts a stereotypical role, that turns out to be a blessing in disguise. Rebecca Simms is a blonde, blue-eyed beauty, with a bright smile. By Hollywood's standards, "Becky," is the reflection of beauty. However, Becky's size-eight frame isn't thin enough for Tinseltown. After years of struggling in Hollywood, Becky finally receives her big break, and it's an opportunity of a lifetime. Things are finally looking up for Raven and Becky, when tragedy strikes. One of them will conform to the pressures of Hollywood, and dying to be thin, will cost one of the beauties, her life. Michelle Cole is masterful, as she tells this truly inspiring story, as only she can. It's the story of hopes, dreams, love, friendships, and life's triumphs and tragedies. It's the story of an extraordinary woman, who fought for herself, and for all those, who want to be treated as the beautiful, individual human beings that we all are, not treated as colors, or sizes. F.A.T. CHANCE is a story, that speaks, to everyone!
Think nothing tastes as good as slim feels? You're obviously not eating the right food . . . Holly, Naomi and Kate are determined to win the battle of the bulge. So it's down to the local slimming club, where carbs are strictly off the menu and there's no escaping the scales. But calorie-counting isn't the only thing on their minds. Newly engaged Holly should be over the moon. So why does she blush every time her sexy boss walks into the room? Curvaceous Naomi finds herself the object of a very unusual fetish and a shocking secret is revealed when an unexpected visitor arrives on Kate's doorstep. Yet with a little group support (and a particularly brutal weight loss boot camp) the women manage to stick to their regime, in time for the glamorous Slimmer of the Year Awards. But with tempting buffet tables, highly competitive contestants and even the odd fat fetishist lurking, it's anyone's guess as to what will happen . . .

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