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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Obesity is the new smoking. Nothing written was groundbreaking information, and it was not presented crifser a way that made the reader enjoy the novel. We do not want our children to become a nation of spectators. I was also surprised that snacking is a relatively new thing, as it’s so commonplace today.

Gemma Thompson marked it as to-read Jun 29, He makes a solid case for the lower classes and minority groups which he says are at the greatest risk of disease and poor health. I wish we could give books a score out of ten, rather than out of five, on here.

Since I have read this book, I have eaten McDonald’s once in the last year or so and that was because I was drunk. I kept picking the book up and then ffat it back down after about five pages when I finally decided to give it up and mail it to the person I promised it to months ago.

Want lsnd know why America is fat? This book covers the usual subjects–lack of PE in the public schools, sedentary lifestyle, gargantuan portions, etc.

Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World

That, coupled with America’s dramatic shift in the work force from blue collar to white collar as well as the decrease in public school funding has all collectively critswr us more prone to be fat. Jan 26, Christina rated it liked it.


He covers how school districts faced with severe issues of budgetary shortfalls make exclusivity contracts with Pepsi or Coke and many other corporations to distribute their products inside the schools.

On it lay a very large young man, perhaps pounds, hooked to the ganglia of modern medicine. We need a cultural change. Oct 11, Dan Burke added it.

Heather Noggle marked it as to-read Jun 02, Hilary Pellittieri marked it as to-read Apr 26, Beginning in the early ‘s with Secretary Of Agriculture Earl Butz, following through with the infiltration of High Fructose Corn Syrup into all our foods, and rounding off with explosion of fast food and fad diets, Critser doesn’t miss a beat in this condensed but highly informative look at the food we eat and why its making us FAT!

He does a good job of This despite research from the lauded Nurses Study that shows whole fat milk may be especially beneficial to women during their reproductive years.

In addition, it mentioned the increase of time spent watching TV rather than exercising was described in detail. Naturally, individuals started to eat a lot of fast food for this reason. The weight loss medication Meridia, fritser example, had been effective not because it is such a good drug; even its purveyors freely admit it is far from effective for most people. The prevalence of cartoony lans food ads and when that happened surprised me p.

I was hoping the book had magic powers that would at least keep me even on the scale. One of the most powerful statements in the book is from page where Critser writes, “A culture that condones obesity, whether consciously or unconsciously, undermines any attempts to convince people to pare down. It was my fortune to meet him at just the right time. We ffat know that it’s a result of too much bad food and too little activity. During the s fast food restaurants discovered customers would pay for value and returned for larger sizes.

Crister discusses how the government, church, and media all lowered standards to make fat people feel accepted.


Very eye opening and motivating. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

The answer has been around for years, but the focus on low fat food and exercise has obscured it, and Greg Critser’s book hasn’t achieved the popularity it deserves. My mother cat everything from scratch, including burgers, fishcakes and roasts, and all using butter, sugar and full milk.

Greg Critser provides a thorough history about As a 10th grade philomath, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of information found in Fat Land. Share your thoughts with other customers. Account Options Sign in. January’s book Fat Land. The novel was all about the growth of obesity as an epidemic in the United States. It seems as if people are searching for one lland to the problem, but Critser is intelligent in addressing various factors that need to be improved upon in order to create a healthier America.

It’s time critsed people were given back the right to food which doesn’t make them ill. In the UK, the food industry adopted them later, and lo and behold, the nation’s weight increased.

Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser

For example, instead of just blaming the fat problem on fast food, this book also looks at how our diet grey makes up our food has secretly changed without many of us knowing it, or at least being highly attuned to the changes. May 23, Lajd rated it liked it Shelves: I would not recommend this novel to anyone else, for although it is factual, it lacks interesting details. Read your content labels and be mortified!