Win Fat Science by Robyn Toomath $29.99

Fat Science: Why Diets and Exercise Don’t Work – and What Does

By Robyn Toomath

Science tells us that our own efforts – following diets, heading to the gym or taking some new pills – are defeated again and again by our genes.


Drawing on the latest research and twenty years of working with overweight patients, this short and punchy book dispels myths and tells the tough truths about our obesity epidemic. Does dieting work? (No.) Is exercise the answer? (No.) Can we change our genes? (Unfortunately not.) How about pills and surgery? (Sometimes, but we can’t operate on everyone.) Why are the rich thinner than the poor? (You’ll find out.)

Toomath shows how our modern world is making us fat. And while governments and individuals keep trying things that science shows do not work – from dieting to education campaigns – she outlines what just might make a difference in ending the obesity epidemic.

A thousand books will tell you how to get thin. It looks like they haven’t worked. We just keep getting fatter. Fat Science – a small book about one of our biggest problems – can change that.

GetFrank is pleased to offer our viewers a chance to win a copy of Fat Science by Robyn Toomath $29.99

To enter, simply comment below then head over to our Health & Fitness Forum to make a decent contribution to finalize your entry. Make sure you check out next weeks Newsletter to see if you're one of our winners.

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A bit about the author..

Robyn Toomath is the Clinical Director of General Medicine at Auckland Hospital, former President of the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes, and founder of Fight the Obesity Epidemic.


Winner(s): David (shuemannz)

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  • David says
    Does this book explain my tummy aka gut? Keen to read it and find out. I will let you know my findings if I get it from you.
  • New Member says
    It would be great to end the obesity epidemic - maybe reading this book will help.
  • Judy says
    It sounds really interesting!
  • Good chance
  • Nos4R2D2 says
    This book looks like it would be really helpful to aid me in recovering from the weight I gained due to being inactive after an emergency surgery please, thank you.
  • monstar says
    I'd love to know what does work
  • Cray_Cray says
    Sounds like an interesting read! Would love to get my hands on a copy
  • Hey I'm into Fat Science after changing my ways several years ago.
    My doctor informed me back then l had high cholesterol and if l didn't act soon l could be heading towards diabetes. It did take discipline but l got there.
  • The Pom says
    I would love to read this the obesity epidemic is getting way beyond control.
  • Doug says
    Looks good

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