An epidemic is sweeping America that no one is talking about: Obesity. It contributes to more than 300,000 deaths a year.
Now Michael Fumento — himself a veteran of the diet wars — turns his searing eye to the quick-fix weight-loss programs that misinform the public while reaping billions in profits and leaving America among the fattest of nations.
In the first book based on a systematic review of thousands of scientific studies and interviews with dozens of health experts, Fumento proves that extra weight is harming our health.
He exposes the diet industry for what it is, explodes the myths of "setpoint theory" and low metabolism, and dissects the billion-dollar low-fat-food fib, showing that "lite" is loaded with unwanted calories, and "non-fat" makes us fatter.
The Fat of the Land offers solid advice to dieters and examines ways in which our society fosters obesity.
Praise for The Fat of the Land
"Entertaining, intelligent, and comprehensive." - The Detroit News
"Putting theories to test and shysters to shame, the book is worth reading for its lively look at the confusing ideas out there." - San Diego Union Tribune
"A call to action." - The Wall Street Journal
Read the transcript from Michael Fumentos appearance on CNN Morning News, "The Loss of Two Popular Diet Drugs Ignites Search for Alternatives."
Read Michael Fumentos article, How to Win the War on Weight: Why We Need a New War on Weight (USA WEEKEND, September 14, 1997)
Fat People, Get Real! Stop the Insanity, Get Out of the Zone, and Dont, Under Any Circumstance Tell Yourself Its OK To Be Obese — An interview with Michael Fumento by Salon Magazine