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Why Diets Make Us Fat

The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession With Weight Loss

By Sandra Aamodt, PhD
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Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession With Weight Loss by Sandra Aamodt, PhD

Why Diets Make Us Fat (2016) demolishes many popular myths about diets and the relationship between weight and health. These blinks explore the science behind claims that dieting just doesn’t work and offer alternatives for people seeking to shed a few pounds and live more healthily.

  • Anyone struggling to lose weight
  • People interested in the science behind eating healthily
  • Individuals wanting to develop better eating habits

Sandra Aamodt is a neuroscientist and popular science writer. She is the former editor-in-chief of Nature Neuroscience and coauthor of the books Welcome to Your Brain and Welcome to Your Child’s Brain.


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