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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Back in the s, ’70s and ’80s, when I was growing up, I ate home-baked cake with butter icing lad day, had half a Mars Bar every day at lunchtime, ate normal cooked meals in the evening and was never overweight. Aside from Samoa and its immediate neighbors, Americans are the fattest people on the planet.

Fat Land by Greg Critser

The author exposes the sly marketing of companies by using super critseg to give the consumer “more bang for their buck” and to avoid looking like they were gorging by lane numerous smaller products as apposed to one. Jan 26, Christina rated it liked it. Ansley marked it as to-read Oct 12, The increase in energy intake has been paralleled by a decrease in physical activity. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

I was also surprised that snacking is a relatively new thing, as it’s so commonplace today. Thanks for telling us about the problem. About 61 percent of Americans are overweight — overweight enough to begin experiencing health problems as a direct result of that weight.


This book will tell you. The thing I liked about this book was the author examined the issue on its own terms without revealing any agenda other than concern for the shocking fact that most Americans are now overweight or obese and this is associated with a whole raft of negative health outcomes for the individuals in question.

Mar 18, Kaila rated it did not like it.

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. Researchers ignored the way the stuff seemed to trigger fat storage.

FAT LAND: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World

Want to Read saving…. Discover what to read next. When this book first came out init was an eye-opener, and I can see why.

From early on it was nuclear, seeking as it did to withdraw itself from the meddling of the b extended family. Fullness became a relative concept as chains super sized servings through the s. Crister traces the roots of America’s obesity epidemic to the Nixon administration.

Gemma Thompson marked it as to-read Jun 29, This is an important read. The first half discussed the history of our food supply and key players in this history, plus a lot about how child rearing changed during the last generation. At the time, I had promptly brushed gerg idea aside. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in health. We all know that it’s a result of too much bad food and too little activity.


Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Books by Greg Critser. References to this book Post-structuralist Geography: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Read more Read less. What had made the drug work for me was the upper-middle-class support system that I had brought to it: You can still be healthy and not fat in America nowadays, it’s crotser more work because the whole world is encouraging us to be fat!

Fewer than half reported being advised to lose weight. Moreover, the percentage of meals eaten away from home doubled between the s and the s, and eating out usually meant eating treg.

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

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Things you will learn in this book include things such as the use of more unhealthy ingredients in American food, relaxed dietary guidelines from organizations such as the American Heart Association, and genetics which have played a role in making Americans fatter.

But, a couple chapters later, probably during a chapter describing our lazy attitudes and inability to get off our butts, I got motivated and had to stop and get on the treadmill for half an hour.