Body Weight Regulation: Essential knowledge to lose weight and keep it off

by Joseph Proietto



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/08/2016

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781514497012
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781514497005
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781514497036

About the Book

The main purpose of Body Weight Regulation is to educate the reader on the best strategy for losing weight and keeping it off long term. But after many years of managing obesity, the author has found that to achieve the best results, it is essential to understand the true nature of obesity. Thus this book first discusses the way the brain regulates body weight and how obesity cannot be caused only by poor lifestyle choices. It reviews the overwhelming evidence that obesity has a strong genetic or epigenetic basis and gives an evidence-based, detailed strategy on how to lose weight and keep it off . Body Weight Regulation discusses practical advice on how to structure meals that can be used during the weight-loss and weight-maintenance phases.

About the Author

Author Joseph Proietto (MBBS, PhD, FRACP) has treated patients for more than twenty years and has undertaken both laboratory and clinical research on obesity. He is the senior author in two landmark papers. The first, published in 2011 in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, discovered the biological reason why it is so difficult to maintain weight loss long term. The second, published in 2014 in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology found that it is easier to lose weight rapidly and that rapid weight loss does not lead to more rapid weight regain.