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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Reviewed by Samuel Klein. And the nation’s greatest bounty was food, glorious food” p However, the food itself was processed, unhealthy, and the portions became extremely large. This book covers the usual subjects–lack of PE in the public schools, sedentary Book lives up to its title, using current stats, empirical data, and lucid explanation as to why America is so massive.

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Jul 27, Spook Harrison rated fwt it was amazing Recommended to Spook by: Kate marked it as to-read Oct 20, Jan 16, Bad Girl Bex rated it really liked it. I read this book slowly, over at least a couple months. See and discover other items: I would recommend this book only to ,and looking to learn something new or expand their knowledge on the subject as those looking for a juicy, captivating book will be thoroughly disappointed with this book.

With a sharp eye and even sharper tongue, Critser examines why pediatricians are now treating conditions rarely seen in children before; why type 2 diabetes is on the rise; the personal struggles of those with weight problems—especially among the poor—and how agribusiness has altered our waistlines. Crister crtiser the roots of America’s obesity epidemic to the Nixon administration. Hilary Pellittieri marked it as to-read Apr 26, I guess it’s the exact why and how and history of what we all know to be true that holds vy draw for me.

Some guy called me fatso. Jan 26, Christina rated it liked it. It was a little hard to start reading in the beginning but it is very enlightening. While the book is slim pagesit has an extensive section of notes including bibliography and an index, along with some statistical charts and graphs. 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.


Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This is a book that everyone from the person struggling with obesity to policy makers should read and everyone in between. lans

Fascinating in parts and terrifying in others, this is a quick read at under pages of actual text. Eisnitz’s ‘Slaughterhouse’, ‘Fat Land’ is a complete look at an industry we take for granted Being active is no longer an obligatory part of daily function but rather a conscious choice.

Oct 11, Dan Burke added it. At first, it was very difficult for me ggeg get into this book because, to me, it was just a lot of fact reading. But truly, each of these three institutions are too diverse to paint with a single brush. More than 5 million Americans now meet the definition of morbid obesity; they are so obese that they qualify for a radical surgical technique known as gastroplasty, wherein the stomach is surgically altered so as to keep food from being digested.

Return to Book Page. The increase in energy intake has been paralleled by a decrease in physical activity. Critser investigates the many factors of American life — from supersize to Super Mario, from high-fructose In this astonishing expose, journalist Greg Criteer looks beyond the sensational headlines to reveal why nearly 60 percent of Americans are now overweight.

For example, instead of just blaming the fat problem on fast food, this book also looks at how our diet what makes up our food has secretly changed grdg many of us knowing crritser, or at least being highly attuned to the changes. People know that fast food is bad and that physical education is not what it used to be. Sugar has been replaced by corn syrup, palm and coconut oil has replaced olive oil, more calories are being packed into smaller servings, etc.


The introduction of palm oil from overseas and the explosive manufacture of corn syrup at home led to a crifser spike in the amount of sugar, fats and crirser we consumed.

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He refers to East LA as our Ellis Island, missing the point that Ellis Island was a pass through station in front of a major railroad terminus. The End of Overeating: For example we all critsef that to be healthy we need to exercise and eat less, but why don’t we do it? 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.

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

Jan 01, Kym Chapple rated it liked it. Overall, a really, really good book. Critser says hard things about fast food and the processing of it, but this book is most interesting and valuable for the other reasons he discusses with an amazing number of footnotes for the putting and keeping on of American poundage.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Please try again later. Preview — Fat Land by Greg Critser. Aside I don’t understand where I got on this kick with these industry-expose books, I seem to find them fta fascinating, even if they’re about something I already know. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Matthew Foldi is currently reading it Oct 28,