Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
CDN$ 15.52
  • List Price: CDN$ 21.50
  • You Save: CDN$ 5.98 (28%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health Paperback – Aug 1 2002


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 15.52
CDN$ 10.08 CDN$ 3.39
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"

Join Amazon Student in Canada



Frequently Bought Together

Customers buy this book with Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight CDN$ 13.68

Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health + Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
Price For Both: CDN$ 29.20

Show availability and shipping details

  • This item: Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Gurze Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (Aug. 1 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0936077425
  • ISBN-13: 978-0936077420
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #312,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
Dr. Fitzgerald's assertion is, technically speaking, only 98 percent correct. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

Format: Paperback
Big Fat Lies does a great job of explaining that being "overweight" doesn't necesarily mean that you are unhealthy. This book points out that the stresses of on-and-off dieting and yo-yo weight management can be more detrimental than just accepting what might be a more comfortable weight for your body (even if it is not the purported "ideal weight"). A reasonable plan is given for how to give yourself a healthier lifestyle without putting the pressure on yourself to meet some pre-determined notion of what body weight you need to reach in order to be a "normal" weight. In all, this book takes a unique prespective that could serve very useful for those that want to stop focusing on weight loss, and start focusing on being more healthy. Not to say that the ideas discussed in this book couldn't help you to lose some weight, but that it is not the main focus of this book. This is probably not the best book or plan for a person who is determined to reach and maintain a lean weight (which is ideal if you can prevent the yo-yo effect with the right lifestyle changes and plan), but is geared more for those who are tired of trying and failing, and would rather just reach the best health that they can at a weight that they can manage and maintain easier.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Paperback
This book is a bit dry to read, but it is very intriguing. It re-hashes, with as much detail as could reasonably be expected in a book, the scientific research that has been done on obesity in the last several decades. It frequently points out disparity between what popular culture would have us believe about fat vs thin, healthy vs unhealthy and what scientific literature is finding. This book points out some possible flaws in what the media feeds us in regards to health and weight, and really makes you think. I would recommend it to anyone who is curious about the science behind what the media tells us about weight. You can always interpret data in several ways, and the interesting thing about this book is that it shows you more than one conclusion that could be drawn from the studies via actually discussing the methodology and study designs used (rather than just spewing facts and figures without discussing where they came from).

I would recommend this book to any inquiring mind - it would help if you have some background in reading scientific journal articles though!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Paperback
I learned the truth about both Weight Tables and Diets, as well as the importance of Nutrition and Exercise. In this book, Dr Glaesser explains the historical context of the American Weight Tables and their formation by Met Life Insurance Company. His extensive research has shown that people with higher weights can be fit and sometimes even fitter than the ones that actually fit into the prescribed weight tables. For me this is a startling finding. I am relieved to learn that Glaesser recommends allowing our bodies to equilibrate around our natural set point rather than yo-yo dieting to try to attain a weight that we have been taught is optimal. In depth discussions of good vs bad types of body fat are also informative and further make Big Fat Lies a good and instructive read.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.


Feedback