Popular Books on Fat

 

With the passing time, it is quite evident that the world is becoming all the more health conscious. An obvious proof of this is the way health-related books have become such a popular demand among the general public who turn to these books as their guidelines and mantras to getting that perfect body that they covet for. The consumption of health-related books and articles sees a consequent rise among the media in the entire world, and this demand doesn’t seem to drop anytime soon. However, among all the other issues, the public seems to have a general affinity towards books written on fats. According to a survey in the US, 10% of the children there are more afraid of becoming fat than of cancer. This stigma related to fatness in individuals and the society’s acceptance of lean and able looking bodies as the new cool is what is driving the authors to write more on what goes in and the nutrition content of every food item taken.

The Fat Studies Reader

This book foreword by Marilyn Wann and edited by Esther Rothblum and Sondra Solvay is a monumental book that provides a historical overview of fat studies, and the in-depth examination of the role of body weight in society and how people in general relate to fatness

Read it For:
An interesting take on the global debatable topic of whether the obsession with thinness and weight is actually beneficial for us in any way, or is it just another form of prejudice. The book has scholars from every field as well as activists, artists etc. indulging in with their views regarding the issue
Don't Read it For:
Is a fat liberation movement related book and there are many points that might not be agreeable to a major chunk of the population.
What makes this book stand out?:
outfit is a product of thorough research of several years by 53 different voices and winner of the 2010 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association of women in psychology. It explores a wide range of topics related to body weight from public he

The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

In the book Nina Teicholz who is an investigative journalist busts several popular myths related to dietary fat. She explores and ponders on how the low fat nutrition intake advice of the past years might have actually been the cause of the obesity aggravation in the generations.

Read it For:
A charming, thorough and captivating narrative on the importance of taking trans fat in our diets and the repercussions it’s avoidance might be bringing.
Don't Read it For:
This book has startling revelations of how the ego and bias of overzealous researchers might be leading us to dangerous misinterpretations about our food.
What makes this book stand out?:
If you love taking meat , cheese and whole milk as a part of your regular diet and take a guilt trip down the entire day after doing the mental calorie maths, this book is exactly for you. Named as Forbes’s Most Memorable Healthcare Book of 2014, the book is the fruit of 9 years of thorough scientific research that claims how we might be replacing trans fat with even worse substances.

Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health

This book is the career turning book of Gary Taubes. In the book, Taube argues that years of advice against the intake of dietary sugar and fats might actually be incorrect. He tries to establish the borderline between good calories and bad calories.

Read it For:
The startling revelations about the effects of refined carbohydrates on the population health.
Don't Read it For:
The startling revelations about the effects of refined carbohydrates on the population health.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is quite discussed because of it’s claim about the negative effects of several refined carbohydrates like wheat flour, starch etc. which might be actually responsible for causing heart diseases, obesity, diabetes and other ailments. It’s take on nutrition is quite unique and new that makes it stand apart from the rest and makes it such popular read.

The Keto Diet

Written by Leanne Vogel, the book talks about losing fat through a totally new approach – the Keto diet. Leanne enlists an array of numerous fat rich products like chicken crisps, Keto bread sandwiches, granola, chocolate covered toffee bites; food that is tasty and also helps to burn fat in a healthy way.

Read it For:
The book provides an entire diet plan along with the benefits of taking the Keto diet and consuming fats the right way so as to make the body a fat burning machine.
Don't Read it For:
The Keto diet way to lose weight might not be suitable for everyone.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has around 125 delicious and healthy recipes that can help the body to lose weight faster and in a much easier way. Unlike other books it encourages the consumption of dietary fats the Keto way in order to gain strength, energy and lose weight without restricting or even counting calories.
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Fat is Not a Four-letter Word

This book by Charles Roy Schroeder is a bestselling book on fats provides an insight on why millions of overweight women all over the world are constantly beating themselves up trying to look slim and lean like the fashion models and actresses in the magazines. It explores the mentality behind the obsession of the masses with weight loss and their aversion to the word ‘fat’ and ‘obese' in general.

Read it For:
The book has a humorous take on fat obsession and the social norms that gravitate people towards self loathing and self hate. It presents such serious issues in a very light and delightful way
Don't Read it For:
The book’s humour and thoughts might not be well received by all sorts of audience.
What makes this book stand out?:
What works for the book is the way through thorough scientific research, nutritional and historical evidence it offers commonsense and realistic approach to healthful dieting and weight loss through exercise.

The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

Written by Sylvia Tara this is a global popular book on fat. Sylvia talks about how fat is the most hated and loathed and yet unavoidable part of the body. It is an international obsession and concern and still people know so little about it. The book leads us into the self discovery of our genetic constitution and how it might be affecting the fat storage in our body.

Read it For:
To know how fat affects our appetite and overall willpower . The book also reveals how fat defends itself when it is attacked and why it grows back so quickly after having lost it
Don't Read it For:
Doesn’t provide any guideline exercises or healthy food recipes though
What makes this book stand out?:
This is one book that tries to delve deeper into the subject and understand what actually is fat and it’s origin and effects on the body. How genetics and hormones affect fat storage is also discussed. Thus it provides a lot of understanding of the body.

Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle: Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World

The author Tom Venuto, himself a fat loss expert, health and fitness expert and steroid free bodybuilder talks about his fat loss program. This program is created by using the absolute secrets of the leanest people and is in itself the Bible of fat loss

Read it For:
Tried and tested by the author himself, this book might be your ultimate key to achieving the dream body you always wanted
Don't Read it For:
If you are not a big fan of exercise and are looking for weight loss only through right food intake this book might not fit your routine
What makes this book stand out?:
For the ones who want to really muscle up and get rid of those extra kilos hanging of the waist, through right nutrition timing and exercise, this book is an absolute boon. The exercises mentioned will surely help a lot of people achieve the desired results.

Fat history

Peter N Stearns is the author of this critically acclaimed book. The book discusses the meaning of fat and antifat in the modern western society. It also explores the avenues of dieting and how the definition of beauty and physical morality and have changed radically over the centuries

Read it For:
To get a better understanding of how the fat obsession arose in the society and how women became the mostly affected targets of this change
Don't Read it For:
It is not a book about excercises or elaborate food recipes for losing weight. It is rather a discussion on the subject of fat history just like the name suggests.
What makes this book stand out?:
A beautiful discussion and narrative on how with the changing times, the role of women in society, their changing tastes, maternal and sexual roles and increasing equality led to the gradual obsession with fat concern.

Dietland

It is the debut novel of Sarai Walker. The book deals with the beauty industry and fat loss obsession. Plum Kettle is the 300 pound protagonist of the story who fantasizes about being thin and after years of failed diet plans, she books an appointment for a weightloss surgery. During the surgery, Plum gets involved in a feminist group and soon finds herself wrapped up in the midst of a sinister plot.

Read it For:
A thrilling, hilarious and surreal imaginative story that has all the elements of a good entertainer with feminist manifesto and a protagonist that feels hauntingly original
Don't Read it For:
Has elements that are censorious of rape culture and feels like a chick flick at times
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a rare one and one of it’s kind. It shows a new dimension of the world of fat people up close and helps us resonate with the characters so clearly. The feminist factor makes it even more appealing and new age and an absolute must read for the women

The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life

Written by Wendy Shanker, this is another book about the protagonist who goes by the author's name and is a fat girl against the world trying to make her grow slim. She tries to show how corporate greed and media madness and even the ones that are mostly loved can break down a woman’s confidence with their hurtful comments.

Read it For:
A humorous and cheerful story about a girl fighting to be herself and accepting her body as it is amidst people trying their best to change her.
Don't Read it For:
At times the story seems to be a bit wishy washy and unrealistic
What makes this book stand out?:
The beautiful storyline and positivity of the book makes the book a worthwhile read and the reader is sure to put the book down with a smiling face and a new perspective on body weight and image acceptance.

 

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