The Science of Skinny: Start Understanding Your Body's Chemistry--and Stop Dieting Forever

With scientific research, her own chemistry background, and the traditional diets of our not so distant ancestors as her guide, Dee McCaffrey casts new light on an age old wisdom Eating foods in their closest to natural form is the true path to sustained weight loss and, in fact, the remedy for almost any health problem We are so far removed from foods in their natural sWith scientific research, her own chemistry background, and the traditional diets of our not so distant ancestors as her guide, Dee McCaffrey casts new light on an age old wisdom Eating foods in their closest to natural form is the true path to sustained weight loss and, in fact, the remedy for almost any health problem We are so far removed from foods in their natural state that we now call them health foods, a sad admission that we ve compromised our health for the sake of convenience The Science of Skinny aims to create a space for change to educate and enlighten readers on the value of proper nutrition so that they can find a healthier and life affirming relationship with their bodies and the food they eat.Offering serial dieters a healthy and lifelong way to shed pounds and keep them off The Science of Skinny includes kick start plans guidelines for family and kid friendly meals quick and delicious menus and than 50 recipes shopping lists and eating on the go tips easy fitness routines and .
The Science of Skinny Start Understanding Your Body s Chemistry and Stop Dieting Forever With scientific research her own chemistry background and the traditional diets of our not so distant ancestors as her guide Dee McCaffrey casts new light on an age old wisdom Eating foods in their

  • Title: The Science of Skinny: Start Understanding Your Body's Chemistry--and Stop Dieting Forever
  • Author: Dee Mccaffrey
  • ISBN: 9780738215570
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Science of Skinny: Start Understanding Your Body's Chemistry--and Stop Dieting Forever”

    1. This was a scary good book. I consider myself knowledgeable in all stuff healthy - I already adopt the idea that FAT is not evil. I eat my French cheese, my whole milk and all things natural; but I still found myself gasping at some entries here. I kept thinking, how come I didn't know that? Many critics would find this book crazy, but I appreciate the fact that the author backs it up with chemistry. I probably can't follow all her advice (no teflon pans? avoid tofu? avoid pork? avoid coffee?), [...]

    2. Pick up a box of your favorite snacks. You should be pretty horrified about what’s in it. And if you aren’t, you should read this book.I typically have an aversion to logic and facts (just ask my boyfriend!), but the scientific explanations about what goes on in our bodies when we ingest processed foods is what made reading this book so compelling. I genuinely wanted to make a change and I wanted to make it immediately. I wasn’t exactly surprised to learn that a lot of the foods I eat aren [...]

    3. An interesting book on nutrition and losing weight. So many books, so many calories, so many pounds to lose. Who is right, who is not, who knows. But one thing I can say is I learned some worthwhile things along the way in reading this.I am not overweight like most Americans but tipping my ridiculous government BMI number at 25, could stand to lose a few pounds. I exercise 5 to 6 times a week opposed to most which log 0. So I learned that might be behind my slight weight problem. After reading t [...]

    4. The Science of Skinny has a good blend of anecdotal stories and scientific explanation of the author's, Dee McCaffrey's, unprocessed "diet," and why it is important to eat this way. Therefore, I think it will appeal to those to are looking for a diet book, and those who are more interested in the nitty-gritty of nutrition. Diagrams of molecules are included to understand the transformation that food goes through at the molecular level, proving that when foods are highly processed they are not in [...]

    5. If you are interested in learning more about processed foods and how they negatively impact your body this is a great read. So much of our "food" is no longer food but chemicals and added artificial ingredients. What we eat impacts every part of our bodies, it is our fuel, and if we are taking in poisoned fuel you can count on some seriously negative side effects. This book left me feeling good about some choices I currently make yet terrified, pissed off, and motivated to do something. A must r [...]

    6. This book is all the "whys" that make me understand, and therefore finally be able to DO the "hows" of eating better. Science, yo. She will tell you exactly why what you're eating is a chemistry project, not food. She won't make you feel bad about it. (Maybe angry at the food industry, but not mad at yourself.)And she makes it easy to want to eat real, whole, actual, recognizable food.Hippy shit, right? Nope. Just science.

    7. I have absolutely enjoyed the scientific background shared in this book as well as the recipes. While purging my home of the less healthy items and avoiding diet sodas and processed food, I’ve lost 5 pounds in less than 2 weeks! And I haven’t even completed my transition.Why not 5 stars? As a woman who was bullied and fat shamed for most of my life. the word “skinny” seems a poor choice for the title. It brings to mind the beauty goals of the 1970s or the “supremacy” of folks whose g [...]

    8. This book is sadly mis-titled! It is a "HEALTH" and wealth of information that would scare you into REALLY thinking about what you put into your mouth, as well as why. Sadly explains how the system misleads/tricks the public in an easy to understand and logical way.

    9. The title of this book is misleading. Though it does offer diet suggestions, the infinitely more interesting and vital information on refined sugar as a carcinogen was more profound and life-changing than the term "diet" denotes. This book reveals the truth about sugar's deadly health risks that are swept under the rug by American health associations. Its existence stands up to, and conquers, a health system corroded by corporations. Everyone should read this book.

    10. As an engineer I can't simply follow someone's advice and trust in a promised result. The doctor said avoid salt and coffee to lower your blood pressure, but when I ask how or why that will help, they don't have time or patience, or knowledge to explain. While eating pizza rolls and drinking beer, one night, I decided I needed to get a better understanding of how the body processes the food if I was ever going to eat better. I needed the "how" to make the connection. This book was purchased on K [...]

    11. This book should not have "science" in the title. I read this because I thought it would be a science-based explanation of which additives we should eat and which we should avoid. This book contains some basic explanations about fats and sugars that are correct, but it also contains so many irrational conclusions and misstatements that it lost credibility with me. It didn't help that many of the claims were not backed with references to science studies in peer-reviewed journals.The kicker for me [...]

    12. The Science of Skinny -Better named: The Science of Eating.I believe this book should be a staple in every household, and taught to our children. I knew the basics of eating healthy but I didn't know the science behind the process. I did learn quite a bit and I know understand why my natural/home remedies book makes so much sense. Food is literally what makes or breaks us - unfortunately Westernized culture broke the world. Rule number one avoid processed sugars: white sugar = horrid. Rule numbe [...]

    13. I found the title of the book a bit awkward. Every time I was sitting on the bus reading this book, I expected someone heavier than me to give me dirty looks about reading a book about getting "skinny". The book is actually about trying to get healthy: to reduce the amount of processed foods in your diet and to eat things that your body actually knows how to process.I really enjoyed the chapters that explained the processing behind some of the seemingly basic staples in our diets: sugar, oils an [...]

    14. Wow! This book has really opened my eyes. The title throws you off a bit. It's not a book about getting skinny. It's really a book that tells you that your body does not recognize processed food. Therefore, when you eat it you crave more. Your body only recognizes whole foods. I thought I was pretty good at reading labels. When I had to ask the Science faculty where I work what some of the ingredients were in the food I was eating, I didn't like their answers. I am baffled to find our foods that [...]

    15. I found Dee McCaffrey's podcast about a year ago, loved it, and started implementing small changes in my grocery store shopping - Dee got me to try cacao powder, rooibos tea, stevia, and a bunch of other healthy things that I now love and eat daily. I switched to a vegan diet about 3 years ago and had no clue how to eat well, relying mostly on those sneaky "it's healthy because it's vegan (not really)" processed meat and dairy substitutes, so now I have been working on switching to a processed-f [...]

    16. I like science. Books that explain things to me using basic science (and which cite sources) get my attention. This book is written by a chemist. She may swing a little bit to the "nature is perfect" side (it isn't), but nature is certainly better than anything the money-driven applied-science food industry has to offer.So this book makes a very sad kind of sense. Applying the lifestyle changes it suggests will take, well, a lifetime, especially for someone like me who has a severe mental block [...]

    17. I find the title of this book a little unfortunate/misleading. Although following the general guidelines of eating less processed foods and avoiding white flour and white sugar would likely lead to weight loss in most people, the benefits of such a change in diet extend way past the number on a scale. Indeed, most of the book focuses on these effects (cancer reduction, etc.) None of this is groundbreaking stuff, but it is presented in an approachable yet seemingly scientifically sound way. The m [...]

    18. Hmmm. This book began very positively. I was very interested in the author being a chemist as I am/was expecting this book to have a uniquely scientific approach to food (not necessarily of dieting) but I am having to put my 'skeptical' hat on.One of my concerns is that the author draws too much on hundred year old anecdotal evidence. Plus, there appears to be some confusion over the essentials of genetics. Either that or the author isn't clear in explaining how dietary effects in one generation [...]

    19. Found this in the ANF bin @ work. On the cover it says "start understanding you body's chemistry--and stop dieting forever". It looks like this is a science based explanation for dietingwhich is what I always wanted to read. The author (according to the book jacket) is an organic chemist and a nutritionist. There are 17 chapters. are the first five:PART I: The ScienceChapter 1: From Junk Food Junkie to Natural Food Expert/Twenty Years of Sustained Weight LossChapter 2: Smart Scientists and Our N [...]

    20. Really good defense of why eating unprocessed food is great for your body. I really appreciate the fact that the author is a chemist and can give the more technical/scientific argument without missing the point. However, I would take some of the studies with a grain of salt, especially when it comes to the artificial sweeteners studies. A lot of studies of artificial sweeteners show minimal harm if the dosage is moderate. Regardless, there aren't really any benefits to have artificial/processed [...]

    21. This is a very important read for anyone who feels a little behind or in the dark in regards to eating right. What is "right" and how do you get out of the diet rut? Read this, get answers to your questions, and start your healthier life today. As for those of you who aren't novices to healthy eating, this may be a bit redundant. I've been on the organic, whole foods path for a couple years now so a lot of this was just a rehash of what I already had learned from other sources.

    22. This is one of the most informative, fascinating, and enlightening books I've ever read. I learned so much about food and the chemistry of the body, and how different foods and chemicals affect the body. If you are looking to lose weight or start a healthier lifestyle, you need to read this book. It's absolutely amazing. I can't believe how much the food industry today is making us sick and obese. This book will save you from it.

    23. The author makes a strong argument for for eating whole unprocessed foods. As far as I can tell the science is sound. The book is heavily footnoted with an excellent index. The problem with this diet book and maybe most of the genre is using the information. The book needed an app for tracking and helping to decide what foods to eat in the moment you need to make a decision. The recipes are somewhat complex and do require some unusual ingredients.

    24. Wow. That was a pretty good, enlightening book. It didn't shatter my world, but it might just do that for people less knowledged about their food. I would highly recommend this to everyone. It is important to know what we are truly putting into our bodies, and to be able make a change in that.The book was rather lengthy, and I found by the end I could not wait for it to be over. I can't wait to try some of the recipes.

    25. Having read many books nutrition and health books in the last year or two, I like this book the best. The authors philosophy matches the Word of Wisdom's advocacy closer than most other nutrition books I have perused. I like the fact that she is a chemist and nutritionist, and can back up her statements and findings with science and good studies.

    26. I think Mccaffrey did quite a good job of making her point that if we eat whole foods and avoid chemically laden foods, our bodies will automatically find a state of equilibrium. It is true that you can overeat even good foods and cause yourself problems, but there is less tendency to do that with whole foods.

    27. Interesting read, and certainly most would agree with the premise that putting all the additives and chemicals in processed food into your body cannot be particularly healthy. Still, since every nutritionist who has written a book has different theories, it's hard to fully swallow any of the myriad books out there. Still, the author has convinced me to at least work at "cleaner eating".

    28. This book has an unfortunate title. The author delves into the science that justifies a whole foods diet; if you have any background in nutrition, it can be a bit arduous to get through, but it serves as a great refresher and the author reinforces the importance of avoiding processed foods. I love it just because the author encourages eating coconut oil.

    29. I only read half the book. I was only interested in the science portion of the book. it was really good. The science all made sense and was well explained. I haven't gone through the references yet, but all in all it seems like it is on the up and up.Also, some of the recipes I glanced at looked really good.

    30. This was a surprisingly good book as well as eye-opening. I heard about this book on NPR when the author was interviewed and decided to give it a shot. I was shocked to find out that a book on science and nutrition could turn out to be such a page-turner and I can honestly say that it has changed the way I eat. I highly recommend it!

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