The authors are leaders in the field of diet and obesity, based at the cutting-edge Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. Eat Like the Animals includes concrete advice regarding servings, types of foods, and coping with junk food, with clear implications for dieting fads. This book tackles diet and nutrition with the same authority and accessibility as Michael Mosley. There will be book-buzz in the US and UK, which will build in Australia!
David Raubenheimer is the Leonard P. Ullman Professor of Nutritional Ecology in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, and Nutrition Theme Leader in the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. He previously spent 17 years at Oxford, initially as a doctoral student then as a Research Fellow and Departmental Lecturer in Zoology and Fellow of Magdalen College. He heads the Sydney Food and Nutrition Network and is a member of the Australian National Committee for Nutrition.
Stephen J. Simpson is Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre and Professor in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney. He spent 22 years at Oxford University before returning to Australia in 2005. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, a Companion in the Order of Australia and has been prominent in the media having presented Great Southern Land for ABC TV.
Eat Like the Animals
Authors: David Raubenheimer and Stephen J. Simpson
EAT LIKE THE ANIMALS
What nature teaches us about the science of healthy eating
David Raubenheimer & Stephen J. Simpson
Praise for Eat Like the Animals:
"Eat Like the Animals is a wonderfully clever and unusual introduction to the science of healthy eating. I loved the way it was written, and I found it full of drama, insight and surprise. Raubenheimer and Simpson make a very compelling case for the importance of protein in regulating our hunger, and very powerfully demonstrate the horrific role that the junk food industry has played in our lives. Essential reading."
" Dr Michael Mosley, science presenter and author of The Fast 800
"Eat Like the Animals is quite simply a masterpiece. I am completely blown away by the science and enthralled by the clarity and elegance of the writing. Raubenheimer and Simpson have revealed the deep evolutionary secrets of the most important physiological need any animal faces by asking the right questions, and have eviscerated all the charlatans, quacks and pseudoscientists who seek fame and fortune by peddling rubbish. The story the authors have told is very important – more so than many people will realise."
" Dr George McGavin, Zoologist and Broadcaster
"Eat Like the Animals is a must-read. This beautifully written book proposes a highly original and compelling explanation for why so many of us gain weight in today's over-processed food environment. Raubenheimer and Simpson are biologists who use their deep knowledge of animal and insect physiology, evolution, and feeding behaviour to construct a compelling hypothesis: we share with animals an innate appetite for protein that regulates what we eat."
" Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, New York University, and author of Unsavoury Truth.
"At last a book on diet and nutrition that makes sense. In a world awash with misinformation about what and when to eat, Eat Like the Animals is a breath of fresh air. I couldn't put it down. Based on more than 30 years of cutting-edge research, it explains how the modern food environment hacks our hunger control system then explains what we all should be eating to live healthily and age well."
" David Sinclair, Professor of Genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Centre for the Biology of Aging, Harvard Medical School, and author of Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don't Have To