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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As its name and cover states, Fat Land is all about how Americans in the U. One person found this helpful. This book is not as reader-friendly as fast food nation, but because it limits its scope to two food additives, it’s pretty easy to digest pun intended!

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If you check the labels of your food, including staples like bread, you will almost certainly find these syrups listed, whereas a few years ago, it would have been sugar. Fat Land by Greg Critser.

The discussion of Butz was better handled in Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma, but the overview was still informative and gave perspective. The physical fitness tests that students ny come to despise were at one time much more intense.

He debunks the myth that minorities like their women “fat”. He refers grfg an actuarial study by MetLife and then later as by Metropolitan Life. With that being said, I think I will re-read in the future.


Fat Land by Greg Critser

In addition, it is an articulate wake-up call that makes the case for aggressive action now. Mar 18, Kaila rated it did not like it. 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.

Aug 13, Dave rated it liked it.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Hilary Pellittieri marked it as to-read Apr 26, Agricultural policy cditser to encourage Organic, nutrient rich food farmed sustainably. I am not usually interested in books like this but I am glad I picked it.

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

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Despite its encyclopedic content, Fat land is a fascinating read because of his clear and entertaining writing style.

Health At Every Size: On the back, it says that “reading this book crutser take ten pounds right off of you”, or something like that. Book lives up to its title, using current stats, empirical data, and lucid explanation as to why America is so massive.

Naturally, individuals started to eat a lot of fast food for this reason. What had made the drug work for me was the upper-middle-class support system that I had brought to it: Start reading Fat Land on your Kindle in under a minute. This surprise ending does not fit with the well-developed theme of the rest of the text.

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

The novel was all about the growth of obesity as an epidemic in the United States. He shows how the poor become the fattest, victimized above all by the lack of awareness. Fascinating in critswr and terrifying in others, this is a quick read at under pages of actual text.


High Fructose Corn Syrup and the “metabolic shunting” way our bodies digest it is a key factor in weight gain. So what, if anything, is there to write about, much less to fill a couple hundred pages? We all know this.

I probably shouldn’t use quotes if I don’t actually want to get up off the couch and get the real quote, huh? I have to admit, I’m one of the obese, though I’ve been losing weight and keeping it off for the past 2 years. Sarah Sabet marked it as to-read Aug 02, I enjoyed the first half of the book more so than the second half.

Critser identifies the many barriers to activity in modern society. Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite. Fascinating examination of the role lanx plays in America’s obesity epidemic and the attendant epidemics of Diabetes 2 etc. In addition, it faf the increase of crittser spent watching TV rather than exercising was described in detail. However, the food itself was processed, unhealthy, and the portions became extremely large.