By Greg Critser Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World (Reprint) [Paperback] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fat Land has ratings and reviews. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer said: When this book first came out in , it was an eye-opener, and I can see. “An in-depth, well-researched, and thoughtful exploration of the ‘fat boom’ in America. In Fat Land, award-winning nutrition and health journalist Greg Critser.

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Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World

Want to Read saving…. This was a very interesting book. View Full Version of PW. Some guy called me fatso. Rather, he was to be mollified with the tremendous bounty of the new nation. Danielle Kyper added it Jul 20, crltser Yet the more I contemplated my success, the more I came to see it not as a triumph of will, but as a triumph of my economic and social class.

We aren’t making our food choices as freely as we believe we are.

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My experience was not, for those hoping for something juicy, a moment of childhood drama. From early on it was nuclear, seeking as it did to withdraw itself from the meddling of the traditional extended family. Add both to Cart Add both to List. How to Win an Election: He devotes a lot of space to arguments for eliminating soft drink contracts in schools and increasing physical education but fails to note that many obese adults went to school in the s and s, when physical education was often mandatory and there were fewer soda vending machines.


Hill spelled out the problem more clearly than anyone else.

Account Options Sign in. University of California Press: Fat Grreg 3 23 Jan 30, At the time, I had promptly brushed the idea aside.

Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser

Aug 13, Dave rated it liked it. I am not usually interested in books like this but I critxer glad I picked it. By the time that I got about pages into it the only aspects of the issue that the book had covered were advertising, advertising in schools and school funding. Stigma, not media, political, or religious oratory can be effective, but not at the price society pays.

High Fructose Corn Syrup and the “metabolic shunting” way our bodies digest it is a key factor in weight gain. Fat Land highlights the groundbreaking research that implicates cheap fats and sugars as the alarming new metabolic factor making our calories stick and shows how and why children are too often the chief metabolic victims of such foods.

In addition, it is an articulate wake-up call that critzer the case for aggressive action now. Paperbackpages. Disarmingly funny, Fat Cat leaves no diet book – including Dr. Better education and prosperity can help.

The author starts like 60 years ago and goes to our current day. However, the food itself alnd processed, unhealthy, and the portions became extremely large.

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By simply following many of the principles in this book about avoiding corn syrup and fructose, i have been able to get back to the same weight i competed at and without starvation. Sure, a lot of the information ctitser this book has been covered in other more popular books and films “Fast Food Nation,” “Super Size Me,” etc. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I have a bachelor’s degree in sociology! Don’t have a Kindle? What had made the drug work for me was the upper-middle-class support system that I had brought to it: Something that stood out in this piece is the author’s extensively detailed facts, using percentages, data, and scientific information to support himself.


Return to Book Page. The answer has been around for years, but the focu I read this many years ago, and have been criteer people about it ever since because it’s amazing how many people don’t know why America had an epidemic of obesity first.

Jan 25, Becky rated it really liked it. More By and About This Author.

While many cumulative factors inducing the ever increasing girth of Americans are noted, the introduction of High Fructose Corn syrup and it’s use in nearly every food “made” now is quite compelling. A separate study sharpened the indictment: If you read just one book on food, ‘Fat Land’ should be that book.

Get a group of boomers together and, within minutes, the topic of obesity shifts not to medical issues but, rather, to aesthetic and gender issues, to the notion — widely held in the urban upper middle class — that “talking too much about obesity just ends up making kids have low self-esteem.

Could it be because I was indeed forty pounds overweight? Write a customer review. For example, in what could be interpreted as a shot at the pro-business right, he reveals how big processed food companies maximize their profits by doing things to food that make it much higher in calories. This does not diminish the importance of obesity as a public health issue, but it does suggest that the current problem is largely regulated by environmental factors that affect the population as a whole.