Research demonstrates that up to 76 percent of the world‚Äö√Ñ√¥s population‚Äö√Ñ√Æor 5.5 billion people‚Äö√Ñ√Æare overfat, defined as having sufficient excess body fat to impair health. This includes nearly 90 percent of Americans‚Äö√Ñ√Æone of the highest percentages worldwide.In The Overfat Pandemic, Dr. Philip Maffetone reveals common misconceptions regarding the real meaning of ‚Äö√Ñ√∫overfat,‚Äö√Ñ√π factors that helped cause this global pandemic, and ways individuals can remedy the situation with the proper food and exercise. Other major points in the book include:‚Äö√Ñ¬¢ The distinction between ‚Äö√Ñ√∫overweight‚Äö√Ñ√π and ‚Äö√Ñ√∫overfat‚Äö√Ñ√π‚Äö√Ñ¬¢ How normal-weight people can be overfat‚Äö√Ñ¬¢ Why those who exercise can still be overfat, including athletes‚Äö√Ñ¬¢ Why waist measurement is better than the bathroom scale‚Äö√Ñ¬¢ How individuals can take charge of their body fat‚Äö√Ñ¬¢ How the overfat pandemic can be remedied through simple lifestyle changes and without dietsAs little as 14 percent of the world‚Äö√Ñ√¥s population has a normal body-fat percentage, and that number may be shrinking. This book aims to curtail the overfat epidemic by exposing a decades-long problem and offering a research-based, practical solution to help prevent and treat it.
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