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  • Author:
    Laura Fraser
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    0452272912
  • ISBN13:
    978-0452272910
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    Plume (May 1, 1998)
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    Diets & Weight Loss
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Her articles have appeared in many national publications, including Vogue, Glamour, Mirabella, Mademoiselle, and the San Francisco Examiner. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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The thoroughness of this book makes it a slow slog of a read, unless the reader is highly motivated to learn all the grim details of the diet industry.

She is so thorough in investigating her subject that the book occasionally gets bogged down in its own surfeit of information. The thoroughness of this book makes it a slow slog of a read, unless the reader is highly motivated to learn all the grim details of the diet industry. She sets out to convince you to forgo impossible weight-loss miracles and take the non-diet path to healthy eating and an active lifestyle, including a final chapter on "The Anti-Diet: 10 Steps to a Healthier Body and Attitude. It's all common sense (1. Stop dieting. Rebel against the diet culture).

The book goes behind the closed doors of the diet industry and reveals what's really going on in the world of. .Losing it is about the millions of Americans struggling with weight problems and never knowing where to turn for assistance.

The book goes behind the closed doors of the diet industry and reveals what's really going on in the world of dieting. This book really is a wake-up call to all those who have fallen into the American diet trap. Laura Fraser has seen all the advertisements and tried most of the miracle cures. She's been there and done her homework.

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Fraser's reporting takes her inside doctors' offices, marketing seminars . In this powerful and fascinating book, Fraser. The author of "Losing It: False Hopes & Fat Profits in the Diet Industry", she lives in San Francisco. Библиографические данные.

Fraser's reporting takes her inside doctors' offices, marketing seminars, weight-loss spas, and medical conferences. The results are eye-opening, dramatic - and entertaining.

The history of dieting is a fairly similar tale. Losing It: False Hopes and Fat Profits in the Diet Industry by Laura Fraser

The history of dieting is a fairly similar tale. It may have started earlier and had different players, but there are certain tropes in this story that bear a similar stink. Those Who Do Not Know Dieting’s Past Are Condemned To Repeatedly Diet. There was actually a time, even here in America, when fatness wasn’t considered a problem. Losing It: False Hopes and Fat Profits in the Diet Industry by Laura Fraser. Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture by Amy Erdman Farrell.

Losing it: False hopes and fat profits in the diet industry. Sex roles in advertising: Acomparison of television advertisements in Australia, Mexico, and the United States. Journal of Marketing, 52, 75-85. Hall, . & Crum, M. (1994).

Following the book's release, Fraser made appearances on the Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, MTV, CNN, and MSNBC

Journeys into the past to investigate America's obsession with weight and interviews today's weight-loss profiteers, coming to the conclusion that, far from helping people lose weight, the diet gurus contribute to Americans' weight obsession and obesity

Survivors
Absolutely fabulous book about the scams of weight loss industry. It cited many studies and was not biased. Good information and very interesting to see the trials from the 1950s-1960s that are popping up as "miracles" today again!
Mine was an older version but good reading and book was in condition as described with fast shipping.
Whiteflame
LOSING IT is simply a *must read* by anyone and everyone who has dieted or contemplated going on a diet. Fraser does all her homework, exposing the realities behind obesity research and the (financial) connections between the research and the diet industry. She also exposes the researchers and doctors who hide behind apparant "research objectivity" when in fact they are receiving funds for their research, either in grants, consultant fees, or stock options, from the diet corporations who obviously have interests in seeing only results that will support their industry and help make them money. The truth is that the diet industry is just as misleading and manipulative as the tobacco industry.
One reviewer complained that Fraser did not do "all" of her homework because she condemns all diets, and insinuates that the infamous low-carb diet may actually be healthy (I have yet to meet a dietician who will support that claim). Fraser condemns all weight-loss diets simply because none--NOT ONE--have proven effective for more than 5-10% of the people who've tried them. She also exposes the lie that Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers actually cares about their patients' health and success.
The truth is, ***weight loss programs are out there to make money, and know very well that most of their customers are repeat....
If you are looking for a book that will give you sage advice on how to eat healthy and live a healthy life, this book is not purporting to do that in any way, so you will be disappointed.
However, no matter where you are in your weight-loss desires, you absolutely *MUST* read this book before wasting yet more money on a lucrative industry designed to make people hate their bodies so they can make billions.
Wanenai
I have recommended this book (along with Michael Fumento's excellent "The Fat of The Land") to so many people - mostly women who, much like myself, have dieted all their lives, spent unknown amounts of money trying to find that magic way to lose weight for good and all - only to wind up failing and blaming themselves, rather than the overly-restrictive programs that they just could not follow.
Laura Fraser does some hard-hitting research and goes undercover at Jenny Craig, franchised "diet doctors", Overcoming Overeating, etc. She interviewed survivors of weight-loss surgery, leading nutritionists, scientists, and medical experts and even Susan Powter & Richard Simmons to get a perspective of the multi-billion dollar diet industry - a giant pot that so many of us toss our money into, yet usually receive poor long-term results.
She wraps this research with her own experiences (which in many ways mirror my own childhood) as a chubby kid whose parents had her constantly on diets which were doomed to failure.
However - nowhere in the book does Ms. Fraser say that it is UNHEALTHY to lose weight - in fact, the paperback edition of the book is distinctly different from the first hardcover edition, giving tips on "eating like an Italian" (she makes a great many comparisions to the way Americans eat vs. the way her Italian friends eat - Michael Fumento's book also observes the differences in eating habits and size portions of the US vs. Europeans) and including exercise into your day.
From what I read, I gather that Ms. Fraser is around 5'6"-5'8" tall and weighs between 150-160 pounds - which, to me, doesn't sound especially overweight (I myself am 5'4" tall, currently 152 and wear size 8 DKNY jeans) so I don't think I'd call her an advocate of fat acceptance.
If anyone is considering spending money on a 'diet program' I'd highly recommend picking up a copy of both this and the Fumento book before laying down your hard-earned $$ at Jenny Craig, Herbalife, or even Weight Watchers. Good Luck!
Berenn
I've been a weight loss coach for nearly eight years and have read more books on dieting, weight loss, weight loss research, etc. than I care to admit. (I should be doing other more fun things with my time!) But this is one book that was a plesasure to read from start to finish. Anyone who has ever dieted, knows what it is to fail. Laura's extensively researched work points the finger where it belongs...with the diets, the creators of the diets, the makers of the potions and lotions, and everyone in between. Even better, as I read it, I felt as if Ms. Fraser and I were friends, her writing style is so rich with her own personal flair. This is NOT the dry reporting that you might expect on such an extensive subject, but rather a very compelling and entertaining look at the entire diet industry.
I was a bit sad to come to the end - and look forward to more from this author ... I am a fan!
Hellstaff
Losing it is about the millions of Americans struggling with weight problems and never knowing where to turn for assistance. Laura Fraser has seen all the advertisements and tried most of the miracle cures. She's a superb researcher and she will tell you what Weight Watchers is all about. She's been there and done her homework. She starts with the history of weight consciousness in America and explores the contradictory messages of our culture and "the obesity specialists". Finally, a healthy, honest look at this industry which costs us all billions in terms of dollars and self esteem.