Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Malden Nesheim

Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics

University of California Press
Publication date: March 2012
ISBN: 9780520952171
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Calories-too few or too many-are the source of health problems affecting billions of people in today's globalized world. Although calories are essential to human health and survival, they cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. They are also hard to understand. In Why Calories Count, Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim explain in clear and accessible language what calories are and how they work, both biologically and politically. As they take readers through the issues that are fundamental to our understanding of diet and food, weight gain, loss, and obesity, Nestle and Nesheim sort through a great deal of the misinformation put forth by food manufacturers and diet program promoters. They elucidate the political stakes and show how federal and corporate policies have come together to create an "eat more" environment. Finally, having armed readers with the necessary information to interpret food labels, evaluate diet claims, and understand evidence as presented in popular media, the authors offer some candid advice: Get organized. Eat less. Eat better. Move more. Get political.

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Clarifying the subject

I didn't initially see the point in reading this: a calorie is just a calorie, right? Reading this I realised that we get to used to bandying the term around without really understanding its meaning or its implications. I am sure so many of my diets have gone to the wall in part because I haven't known or understood the background to the calorie concept. For what seems like a very boring subject, this was an easy, absorbing, and enlightening read.
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Calories

An interesting approach to the idea of calculating the quantity of calories in food, the authors of this book are trying to define this from a political perspective to a personal and scientific one. A great book for those who are obsessed with calories and for those who think they don’t matter at all. I enjoyed this book because it gives some well researched answers to this issue.
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Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Malden Nesheim
University of California Press, March 2012
ISBN: 9780520952171
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University of California Press, March 2012
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