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Why do We Gain Fat, and How do We Lose it?: An Introduction to the Science of Body Fat

Why do We Gain Fat, and How do We Lose it?: An Introduction to the Science of Body Fat

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Why do We Gain Fat, and How do We Lose it?: An Introduction to the Science of Body Fat

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25 pagine
18 minuti
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Pubblicato:
Apr 7, 2014
ISBN:
9781311172211
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A unique weight management system designed by obesity, sleep, activity, and behavior scientists. We focus on key factors that determine body fat levels to help you achieve and sustain your ideal weight.

Editore:
Pubblicato:
Apr 7, 2014
ISBN:
9781311172211
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

Dan Pardi, MS - Chief Executive Officer CEO and co-founder of Dan’s Plan. Prior to founding this company, Dan worked in Scientific and Medical Affairs in the biopharmaceutical industry. At that time, he founded and Chaired the global non-profit IISRA.org; an organization that aims to facilitate research grant funding to academic researchers. IISRA became a Special Business Unit for the Association of Clinical Research Professionals in 2013. Dan has performed research on diet, exercise, and cancer, and continues to conducts research today in both sleep neurobiology and cognitive neuroscience at Stanford University in the U.S. and Leiden University in the Netherlands. His current research looks at how sleep deficiency alters food choice. In addition to publishing scientific articles, he serves as Editor for the Journal of Evolution and Health and is an invited member of the Society for Ingestive Behavior. As a lauded presenter and educator, Dan has been invited to speak to physician and academic audience around the world, including Switzerland, Germany, Moscow, Belgium, Netherlands, Turkey, Budapest, and throughout the United States. Earlier in his career, he served as the Assistant Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of San Francisco, where he designed year-round training protocols to optimize in-seasons peak performance for 13 different athletic teams. Loves: Family, dogs, mt. biking, dancing, soul, jazz, slow food, a good night sleep, and early mornings.

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Why do We Gain Fat, and How do We Lose it? - Daniel Pardi

Why do We Gain Fat, and How do We Lose it?

An Introduction to the Science of Body Fat

by Dan Pardi and Stephan Guyenet, Ph.D.

Copyright 2014

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Introduction

By Dan Pardi

It was 2007 when I realized that I needed to lose weight again. I have needed to be conscientious of my weight for most of my life, having been obese as a child. I was always very active, even obsessed with performing well at sports, so I was able to partially control my weight through high levels of activity as a youth. However, the fear of gaining weight again was always lurking in the back of my mind, and I would regain quite easily. This undoubtedly shaped my academic and professional interests, and it now drives me to help myself and others be healthy and lean.

Why did I need to lose weight in 2007? It was simple: I had stopped doing the things that kept me lean. Job pressure had made it difficult for me to maintain the healthy patterns that had worked for me in the past. I committed myself once more to a consistent training program, and I tracked my exercise for six months. But I only gained more weight.

Back to the drawing board. I went back to the scientific literature, changed my approach, and tried again. I decided to take a more balanced approach that included a focus on diet. I

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