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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This book states the obvious many times but at the beginning of the book, I was still intrigued enough to keep reading.

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I then moved on to other topics. His solution reflects the have it now thinking that causes obesity and spur fad diets. The amount of information in this book is on-par with the amount found in textbooks, which unfortunately made it hard to read for long periods of time.

I lost the weight and became an athlete by the time i left high school, as a result i have been a student of nutrition ever since. Review “Reading this book will take ten pounds right off you. Other editions – View all Fat Land: Refresh and try again. It was certainly nothing one could view as a matter of national urgency. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Please review our privacy policy.

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However, so much of the information in this book is common sense. Although Critser picks on the golden arches after all, they are a major player in the food changes our country has madehe doesn’t isolate his findings solely lnd them. At approximately the same time, Japanese food scientists produced a new sweetener, high-fructose criter syrup, which was less expensive and had a longer shelf life than sugar.

I grrg a LOT from this book. His in depth discussion and examination of American obesity portrays a very clear image in the viewers head of how serious the epidemic is.


Yet most of America — particularly the America of the Me Generation — seems to be in deep denial about the class and age aspects of obesity.

I love learning about history that took place during my childhood that I was unaware of, like astonishing inflation in the price of food in the 70s.

On the back, it says that “reading this book will take ten pounds right off of you”, or something like that. Nov 07, Oscar rated it really liked it.

He further catalogues all the health consequences of obesity from diabities and heart disease to asthma and acne. Elizabeth marked it as to-read Aug 21, My mother cooked everything from scratch, including burgers, fishcakes and roasts, and all using butter, sugar and full milk.

Jean marked it as to-read Oct 30, I wish we could give books a score out of ten, rather than out of five, on here. I already knew the funeral industry was a scam, but seeing exactly how the ruse is perpertuated in Mitfords’ “The American Way Of Death” kept me chewing until the very last page.

My one beef is that while he mentions it, I wish he spent more time separating the very real perils of being overweight from related but different issue of how some people have embraced a cult of the body that is signified by things like obsessive fitness regimes, fad diets and plastic surgery; one need not embrace these things to recognize the importance of general health and fitness.

Fat land: how Americans became the fattest people in the world

Treg author writes about several reasons that have brought Americans to the obesity crisis that we face – from politics to school food programs to the way society views fatness throughout the past 30 years.

I think this is a book that our politicians and parents AND everyone should read. Diabetes Association in that this book is “A must-read for every American lanr as she says on the back of the book. I was not as entertained toward the end.


Not only that, Critser also includes a surprisingly short and concise appendix which contains helpful numerical data regarding things mentioned in his book such as BMI body mass index. Thank you for your feedback. Greg Critser’s “Fat Land” is no exception. Gemma Thompson marked it as to-read Jun 29, Rather, we want each of them to be a participant in the vigorous life” p77 “fractionaization of physical activity” p92 – poor scientific support of said. However, everytime I picked it up, I couldn’t put it back down.

Hopefully this expose with result in some meaningful public health awareness and policy. As the Journal of the American Medical Association noted, “The lower rates of counseling among respondents with lower education and income levels. He debunks the myth that minorities like their women “fat”.

The solution, as Critser says, will not lanv easily because, “A culture that condones obesity, whether consciously or unconsciously, undermines any attempts to convince people to pare down.

I think there are some things that have changed, maybe for the good, maybe not. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Books by Greg Critser. Good read on how the Standard American Diet has changed with the influence of Agriculture, political interest, generational upbringing, and technology. dat

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Similar to Fast Food Nation, and Spurlock’s Supersize Me in dat, Fatland is broader in investigation than the former, less visceral than the latter, and the result is an even-handed account that examines the multiple, often over-lapping factors, many of them political, feeding the fat epidemic. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in health. We need a cultural change. How to Win an Election: Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Critser vividly describes the physical suffering that comes from being fat.