What is the actual “code” within the Obesity Code book? Is it a pill? Is it a special diet? We’ll discuss that in this review.
We like to dive into anything that is weight loss related and this book has been getting a huge buzz so we thought we better take a good look at it and share it here with our readers.
So, just like reading a good book by the fireplace, kick back and get cozy and let’s take a look at this book and see what it is all about!
Who wrote this book?
This book was written by Dr. Jason Fung, MD and covers his ideas on the causes of obesity and how to combat this by eating the right way.
By using the correct eating habits to balance hormones in the body, which the author claims is the main cause of obesity and the inability to control one’s weight, one can get the desired results without using any fad diets or wasting any time or money on exercise programs that do little to nothing in controlling one’s weight in a healthy way.
Insulin will be one of the main players in this book and we’ll will get into his reasoning about weight loss and hormones next…
All diets are useless without the proper knowledge!
This is stated by the doctor and according to his beliefs, all diets are a waste of time if you do not understand how the body works.
Dr. Fung is a nephrologist and is also the leading expert on fasting and whole food diets and he has put together a program called Intensive Dietary Management that tackles insulin resistance and obesity.
This program involves intermittent fasting to manage type 2 diabetes and obesity and has had wonderful results in the doctor’s clients.
What does this book teach and will it help in dieting?
Dr. Fung has determined that insulin resistance is the cause of many illnesses in the world and having out of balance hormones leads to all kinds of problems in losing and maintaining a desired healthy weight.
Together they are responsible for many illnesses and many overweight people and both could benefit by balancing a body’s hormones.
While the health benefits are a wonderful claim and we respect all the doctor has done in this field we want to concentrate on the dieting benefits that this book creates in this review and will leave the medical claims to the medical websites.
He goes on to say that if a person is dealing with gaining weight easily or cannot lose it or keep it off once lost even on low carb diets, is a type two diabetic or is obese and can not seem to lose weight at all regardless of diet this book is a must-read.
What this book teaches is how certain foods affect the body and how just dieting and exercising is useless for obese people, they need more knowledge and he backs up his teachings with plenty of research.
The idea of eating less, eating healthily and exercising and you will lose weight and keep it off is going more and more on the back burner due to so many people who are doing just that and getting no results or worse yet gaining weight!
He takes the readers hand and walks them through diet after diet and points out what will work and what will not work and the reasons why in a way that makes this read exciting and fun.
This book is not so much it’s own diet plan but a plethora of information that the reader can apply to just about any diet and make it work for them.
He does offer a couple of weeks of sample diets to get started and the eating plans he does suggest are extremely healthy when compared to most diet plans.
He has written a book that is science-rich and should be read before you start any type of dieting to get an understanding of how hormone balance can affect your outcome.
Is Fasting good for you?
Fasting and dieting are quickly gaining speed in the diet world.
When the body fasts it stops burning glucose for energy and starts burning fat with no negative effects and this is exactly what we desire when we are dieting, to burn fat.
Going to one meal a day has been shown to speed up the metabolism and burn fat much more efficiently than eating 3 meals a day.
This book preaches no snacking, skipping breakfast and periods of complete fasting to keep the body in high gear.
Is this a safe way to lose weight?
The information in the book coupled with just about any diet is as safe as any other plan we have checked out.
There is so much information on what to eat, what not to eat and when to eat it that it makes it easy to put together a healthy diet plan for every individual situation.
There are no apparent risks besides the normal risks of any lifestyle change to watch out for.
Of course, you should always consult your doctor before making any changes in your diet and make sure you get his or her approval, especially if you decide to fast while on some sort of medication (be careful).
While there are a lot of options for this, if you want a diet that will direct you through fasting as well as other proven to work dieting methods, we suggest the 2 week diet.
While the connection between insulin resistance and hormonal balance has been studied for years the work Dr. Fung has done in relation to dieting and these studies are leading to success in his client’s weight loss programs every day!
His thinking is outside the box of normal diet plans and we believe coupled with the right foods for the individual he has a winning combination and we give it a big thumbs up!
There you have it!
We have covered what the Obesity Code is and what it is all about in relation to dieting and how safe it is to use.
We hope we answered all of your questions but feel free to leave any you might still have in the comments section below!