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---Are Chemicals Making You Fat? THE NEW AMERICAN DIET(?)---

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Are Chemicals Making You Fat?

What if everything we’ve learned, up to now, about losing weight is

wrong? What if no matter how low-fat, low-carb, or low-cal we eat, our

bodies are still being primed to create new fat cells? What if it’s true?

Discover why your weight isn’t your fault, and why calories eaten and

calories burned are only the beginning of the story in

The New American


(Rodale 2010), a groundbreaking new book by Men’s Health


Stephen Perrine and Heather Hurlock.

The New American Diet

reveals the powerful, new scientific evidence about obesity-causing

chemicals lurking in the American diet — chemicals that disrupt our

hormonal systems, ultimately triggering substantial weight gain.

Obesity-causing chemicals (or “endocrine disruptors”) are so hazardous

to our weight that researchers have even coined a new word for them —

“obesogens.” Obesogens mimic human hormones and may alter the function

of our genes, changing our bodies and undermining our family’s physical,

emotional and sexual health. These chemicals, which we may not realize we

are consuming, could be from plastic pollutants, pesticides or artificial

hormones fed to the animals in our food supply.

The New American Diet

unveils the first diet plan to reverse “the obesogen effect” and take off 10, 20,

30 pounds or more.

The New American Diet

also shatters old diet myths and teaches

Americans how to keep obesity-causing chemicals out of the fridge and out of

the body: not by restricting food intake, but by making simple food swaps.

Armed with the science and facts, readers can make these easy changes and

continue to eat their favorite foods (including steak, burgers, pork chops and

desserts) while losing weight, boosting their mood and safeguarding against

disease. Consider the following myth-busters from

The New American Diet:

The New American Diet vs. the Old American Diet

Old American Diet: Fish is always a better choice than steak.

New American Diet: Some fish can make you fatter and may even

contribute to heart disease.

Old American Diet: Ice Cream and chocolate are dangerous food


New American Diet: Learn why both are considered “Superfoods”

and how they can each help reduce belly fat.

Old American Diet: Chicken breasts are always a smart, lean-body


New American Diet: Today’s skinless chicken breasts contain 223

percent more fat than they did just 30 years ago! A simple

swap proposed in the book will lead to choosing proteins that

actually trigger weight loss.

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by Group Owner on Aug. 7, 2010 at 11:12 AM

In addition to eye-opening scientific findings on obesogens and their

effect on our weight and our health,

The New American Diet


must-have information for families on how to protect themselves from

obesity-causing chemicals; a complete seven-day eating plan (with

recipes!); a gut-slimming fitness program; and a guide to avoiding obesitycausing

chemicals in each of America’s favorite sit-down and fast-food

restaurant chains. Based on hundreds of studies and interviews with the

leading experts in the fields of nutrition, endocrinology and environmental

studies, the authors reveal how dozens of “healthy” foods in your pantry

right now may have unexpected, fat-promoting properties.

The “Dirty Dozen”

According to the Environmental Working Group, you can reduce your

pesticide exposure by nearly 80 percent simply by choosing organic

versions of the 12 fruits and vegetables shown in its tests to contain the

highest pesticide load. The group calls them the “Dirty Dozen.” In order of

pesticide load, they are: peaches, apples, bell peppers, celery, nectarines,

strawberries, cherries, kale, lettuce, imported grapes, carrots, and pears.

The “Clean Fifteen”

In addition to the “Dirty Dozen,” there’s a “Clean Fifteen,” too, a

group of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables with the least pesticide

residue: onions, avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, mangoes, asparagus,

sweet peas, kiwis, cabbages, eggplants, papayas, watermelons, broccoli,

tomatoes, and sweet potatoes. No matter what kind of produce you’re

buying, use this guide to select the best possible fruit and vegetable

choices at your grocery store or farmer’s market.

Based on the latest nutritional and environmental science,

The New

American Diet

will turn modern weight–loss thinking on its head. Groundbreaking,

informative, and packed with authoritative research from the

world’s most renowned universities and research organizations,

The New

American Diet

(Rodale 2010), will change the way Americans approach

food and provide the know-how for smarter nutrition choices and a

healthier, safer future for food.

by Group Owner on Aug. 7, 2010 at 11:23 AM


 Fact Resources

Information in this edition of

A Closer Look

is taken from the


The New American Diet

by Stephen Perrine and Heather

Hurlock, (Copyright © 2010 by

Rodale; Published by Rodale

2010; Illustrations © 2010 by

datatickler). All rights reserved.

Used with permission.

The New

American Diet

is available in

bookstores nationwide.

About the Authors


the new, breakthrough book,

The New American Diet

, is the

editor of

Children’s Health

magazine and editor-at-large for

Men’s Health

magazine. Perrine

has appeared on

The Today

Show, The Early Show, Good

Morning America,


CNN and

Fox Business News.

Perrine is also a spokesperson

on health and family issues and

has spoken at the United

Nations on the topic of men’s

health issues. He earned a B.S.

in communications from Ithaca

College, Ithaca, New York.

Formerly the editor-in-chief of

Best Life

magazine, Perrine

resides in Manhattan with his

wife and three children.


co-author of the new, breakthrough


The New

American Diet

, is the former

health editor of

Best Life

magazine. She lives in

Pennsylvania with her husband

and their daughter, Iris.


Before beginning any new

health regimen, it is important to

consult your family physician or

healthcare professional first. The

information given in this issue of


Closer Look

is for your consideration.

It is not intended to diagnose, treat,

cure, or prevent any disease. Before

starting or stopping any exercise

routine or nutritional supplementation,

please consult your family physician or

healthcare professional about any

contraindications that would make

doing so inadvisable.

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