Big Fat Lies: The Truth about Your Weight and Your Health (Paperback)
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In this authoritative, easy-to-read book, Glenn Gaesser, an exercise physiologist, challenges the conventional wisdom that excess body fat poses a danger to health. He explains that it is the fat in your diet not your weight that is harmful, and presents scientific evidence of the benefits of body fat. In addition, Gaesser presents a 20/20 program for achieving optimal health and metabolic fitness through 20 minutes of daily moderate exercise and a complex-carbohydrate eating plan. This edition includes a new introduction and updated research. Challenges the common beliefs that thin is best and weight loss improves health. Pat Lyons, author of Great Shape.