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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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The second ctitser of the book is more technical, deals with diabetes and other health issues, plus the author has some suggestions on how to solve some of our problems. Oct 09, Phoenix rated it really crltser it Shelves: A separate study sharpened the indictment: As a 10th grade philomath, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of information found in Fat Land. As its name and cover states, Fat Land is all about how Americans in the U. Journal List J Clin Invest v.

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

But truly, each of these three institutions are too diverse to paint with a single brush. Fewer than half reported being advised to lose weight. Refresh and try again. However, so much of the information in this book is common sense.

Also, sometimes the use of information was overbearing and superfluous for that section. Dan Lenahan marked it as to-read Apr 21, We are in the midst of a national obesity crisis, and Americans are getting heavier.

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Elizabeth marked it as to-read Aug 21, Anuj marked it as to-read May 11, From early on it was nuclear, seeking as it did to withdraw itself from the meddling of the traditional extended family. Or that when I dined with friends they hid their small pets and seemed to guard their plates, one arm curled around them, as if I might plunge my fork into their juicy pieces of duck and make off with them?


Could it be because I was indeed forty pounds overweight? His solution reflects the have it now thinking that causes obesity and spur fad diets. I have a bachelor’s degree in sociology! The social stigma will trail the positive agents of change. Although Critser carefully outlines the causes and consequences of obesity, his book ends with a naive discussion of what should be done.

About 25 percent of all Americans under age nineteen are overweight or obese, a figure that, Hill points out, has doubled in thirty years. This book changed my life!

Nov 29, Katie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A former “fatso” who decided to shed the weight not after his wife and physician told him to do so, but when a rude stranger told him to watch out and used derogatory words refering to his weight. Beginning in the early ‘s with Secretary Of Agriculture Earl Butz, following through with the infiltration of High Fructose Corn Syrup into all our foods, and rounding off with explosion of fast food and fad diets, Critser doesn’t miss a beat in this condensed but highly informative look at the food we eat and why its making us FAT!

It’s a great correlation and really raises the alarms that we need to better understand exactly what it is we are eating and doing and make dramatic changes to counter the effects. Critser is the author of Fat Land: View Full Version of PW.

This takes away from the piece because without being able to understand some portions of the book, the reader is confused. While the book is slim pagesit has an extensive section of notes including bibliography and an index, along with some statistical charts and graphs.

Agricultural secretary Earl Butz opened up free markets to help farmers and steady rfood pr. Read your content labels and be mortified! It’s a very good read and I think that everyone in America should have to read this book. Being active is no longer crritser obligatory part of daily function but rather a conscious choice. Starting with agricultural deals to save the farmers and cut food costs that turned In this astonishing expose, journalist Greg Critser looks beyond the sensational headlines to reveal why nearly 60 percent of Americans are now overweight.


Since I have read this book, I have eaten McDonald’s once in the last year or so and that was because I was drunk. crihser

Diabetes Association critsrr that this book is “A must-read for every American parent,” as she says on the back of the book. The 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.

The author starts like 60 years ago and goes to our current day. Lists with This Book.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. My experience was not, for those hoping for something juicy, a moment of childhood drama. Aug 14, Abby rated it it was ok. At the time, I had promptly brushed the idea aside.

Fat Land by Greg Critser

From your health professionals to your local school board members. Second-hand copies can be picked up for 0. Amazon Grreg Fun stories for kids on the go. He covers the history and how some well intentioned decisions at the national level have adversely affected our society so much that it has created a culture of creating fat people.

No one else writing on fat America takes as hard a line as Critser on the institutionalized lies we’ve been telling ourselves about how much we can eat and how little we can exercise.