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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Fat Land

 Book: Fat Land

Author: Greg Crister

Pages: 256

This is my 64th read for the year

This is a non fiction account of how America became one of the fattest countries on earth.  Starting in the 1970s and moving forward to the early 2000s, this book goes over diet fads, increases in food portions, childhood obesity, excercise, and how the the country has dealt (or not dealt) with the crisis.

This was a good book.  It is a bit older - it came from the Rory Gilmore reading challenge list, so that is not suprising.  I would be anxious to read a more current book on how the health landscape has changed in the last 20 years.  It was interesting to see how McDonald's decided to start its Super Size meals (it stemmed in part from people not wanting to order two small fries).  It was also interesting to learn about the different advice that was given to people over the years to help them become healthier and more active.  How exercise amounts varied and how the industry worked to get people off the couch, away from the TV and more active.

Good book.  I might look for something more recent to see what has changed.

Stars: 4

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