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Burn : new research blows the lid off how we really burn calories, lose weight, and stay healthy / Herman Pontzer, PhD.

Pontzer, Herman, (author.).

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  • 7 of 11 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 11 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 612.39 PON BUE (Text) 34207002371673 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 05/10/2021
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 612.39 PON (Text) 33118000196487 Adult: New Book Available -
Clinton PL - Clinton 612.39 PON (Text) 36806002121265 NEW ITEMS Available -
Garrett PL - Garrett ON ORDER (Text) GPL9780525541523 Stacks On order -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown 612.39 PONT (Text) 39213000922231 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland 612.39 P817 (Text) 76383000482714 Adult New Shelf, NF Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 612.39 PONTZER (Text) 34330513513631 Adult - New Non-Fiction Checked out 05/07/2021
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 612.39 PON (Text) 37323005534030 NEW-BKS Available -
Morgan Co PL - Monrovia Branch 612.39 PON (Text) 78551000550724 Non-Fiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 612.3 PONTZER (Text) 39206021689441 New Materials Checked out 05/02/2021
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525541523
  • ISBN: 0525541527
  • Physical Description: 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-353) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The invisible hand -- What is metabolism anyway? -- What is this going to cost me? -- How humans evolved to be the nicest, fittest, and fattest apes -- The metabolic magician: energy compensation and constraint -- The real hunger games: diet, metabolism, and human evolution -- Run for your life! -- Engergetics at the extreme: the limits of human endurance -- The past, present, and uncertain future of human energeticus.
Summary, etc.:
"One of the foremost researchers in human metabolism reveals surprising new science behind food and exercise. We burn 2,000 calories a day. And if we exercise and cut carbs, we'll lose more weight. Right? Wrong. In this paradigm-shifting book, Herman Pontzer reveals for the first time how human metabolism really works so that we can finally manage our weight and improve our health. Pontzer's groundbreaking studies with hunter-gatherer tribes show how exercise doesn't increase our metabolism. Instead, we burn calories within a very narrow range: nearly 3,000 calories per day, no matter our activity level. This was a brilliant evolutionary strategy to survive in times of famine. Now it seems to doom us to obesity. The good news is we can lose weight, but we need to cut calories. Refuting such weight-loss hype as paleo, keto, anti-gluten, anti-grain, and even vegan, Pontzer discusses how all diets succeed or fail: For shedding pounds, a calorie is a calorie. At the same time, we must exercise to keep our body systems and signals functioning optimally, even if it won't make us thinner. Hunter-gatherers like the Hadza move about five hours a day and remain remarkably healthy into old age. But elite athletes can push the body too far, burning calories faster than their bodies can take them in. It may be that the most spectacular athletic feats are the result not just of great training, but of an astonishingly efficient digestive system. Revealing, irreverent, and always entertaining, Pontzer has written a book that will change how you eat, move, and live."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Metabolism.
Weight loss.
Human evolution.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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