Download E-books The Atkins Diet and Philosophy: Chewing the Fat with Kant and Nietzsche (Popular Culture & Philosophy) PDF

The Atkins vitamin has remodeled the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals, revolutionizing supermarket cabinets, eating place menus, and dinner-table conversations. yet there are questions past its efficacy and durability. Is the Atkins vitamin a brand new wrinkle in capitalist exploitation or a twisted expression of unfavorable physique photos? Is it a logo of super-masculinity? Has the Atkins nutrition particularly been round for hundreds of years lower than different names? Can it elevate intelligence, or reason worldwide warming and soften the polar ice caps? How does Atkins healthy into Kant’s perception of the ethical lifestyles, or Rousseau’s imaginative and prescient of a kinder, gentler human society? The Atkins vitamin and Philosophy wittily explores those and different urgent questions in 16 pleasing essays. Following an analogous enjoyable, readable procedure as past volumes during this sequence, this publication makes use of philosophy to place the Atkins nutrition lower than the microscope, and makes use of the Atkins vitamin to coach very important philosophical classes for life.

Show description

Read or Download The Atkins Diet and Philosophy: Chewing the Fat with Kant and Nietzsche (Popular Culture & Philosophy) PDF

Best Diets books

Break Through Your Set Point: How to Finally Lose the Weight You Want and Keep It Off

What percentage occasions have you ever long past on a nutrition and misplaced a number of kilos, basically to hit, once more, that dreaded plateau? many of us be capable of lose the 1st 10, 15, or 20 kilos of the load they need to shed. Then, irrespective of how demanding they paintings, they cannot appear to nudge the quantity at the scale farther down, and infrequently they prove gaining again the load they misplaced.

Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life

In slender via layout, prime behavioral economist, nutrition psychologist, and bestselling writer Brian Wansink introduces groundbreaking options for designing our commonest spaces--schools, eating places, grocery shops, and residential kitchens, between others--in order to make optimistic adjustments in how we technique and deal with our diets.

The Thrive Diet

Decrease physique fats * slash seen symptoms of getting older * increase power and psychological readability * increase temper * elevate productiveness * dispose of junk meals cravings and starvation * construct a higher immune method * reduce ldl cholesterol * enhance sleep caliber * remain fit for all times The Thrive vitamin is a long term weight loss diet that can assist you in achieving optimum wellbeing and fitness via stress-busting plant-based complete meals.

The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat

We're all more and more bewildered through the easy query of what to devour. regardless of suggestion from specialists, governments and dieticians in regards to the hazards of an excessive amount of fats, sugar, protein and absence of workout, our nutrients - and the worldwide weight problems predicament - is getting worse.

Why can one individual devour a definite meal and achieve weight and one other devour the exact same nutrition and lose kilos? Genes offer a part of the reply, yet we have now been overlooking one very important element of vitamin that lies inside of us. due to contemporary breakthroughs, scientists have all started to envision the everlasting citizens in our guts: the millions of formerly unknown yet crucial microbes whose task it truly is to digest our nutrients and continue us alive.

Drawing at the most recent technology and his personal study team's pioneering paintings, Professor Tim Spector explores the hidden global of the microbiome and demystifies the typical misconceptions approximately fats, energy, supplements and meals. in simple terms via knowing how our personal microbes engage with bodies do we triumph over our confusion approximately sleek diets and meals to regain the proper stability of our ancestors.

Mixing state-of-the-art discoveries, illuminating technological know-how and his personal case experiences, Spector indicates why we should always cease hearing the myths of vitamin fads and in its place embody range for a fit intestine and a fit physique.

Extra info for The Atkins Diet and Philosophy: Chewing the Fat with Kant and Nietzsche (Popular Culture & Philosophy)

Show sample text content

Doing so promotes public wellbeing and fitness way more successfully, specially because middle ailment and diabetes, the afflictions in general linked to fatness, definitely have an effect on skinny humans in addition to those people who are now not, and their wishes shouldn't be missed. It is also way more in keeping with the democratic values that mandate admire for all individuals of society. The Atkins application deals to aid fats humans triumph over the that singles them out. fats Liberationists reply that the situation that should be corrected is social intolerance, now not fatness. think a global during which someone can figure out or devour or costume flamboyantly in public with out being harassed—or stopover at the health practitioner with a urgent quandary with out being lectured approximately strength of mind. think a global within which nobody is instantly discounted as a result of their visual appeal after they talk about their very own physique or healthiness. think a global during which every person has the choice and the capability to settle on fit meals and to take pleasure in being bodily energetic. What if the enormous assets 24 See Wann, fats! So? specifically pp. 35–41, 56–62, and 87–88. Atkins vitamin & philosophy 2012_Atkins vitamin & philosophy 2/13/12 10:57 AM web page 151 The Social agreement and the fats Liberation circulate 151 of the Atkins company, certainly the entire social assets dedicated to selling antifat bias, have been as an alternative diverted to those pursuits? Efforts during this course will gain not just fats humans yet different oppressed teams besides. one other international is feasible. Atkins nutrition & philosophy 2012_Atkins vitamin & philosophy 2/13/12 10:57 AM web page 152 12 A Vegetarian’s pork with Atkins DAVID DETMER All culmination, greens, and grains include carbohydrates. Meats, however, whereas usually excessive in fats content material, mostly are very low in carbohydrates. as a result, the Atkins vitamin, which emphasizes high-protein, low-carbohydrate meals whereas allowing the intake of high-fat meals, offers itself as a weight-conscious meat-lover’s dream. certainly, the past due Dr. Atkins himself mentioned that many of us who take in his vitamin achieve this partially simply because he “certainly won’t discourage them from consuming meat, fish and chook. ” He couldn't have performed so with no hypocrisy, on the grounds that he was once, as he cheerfully admitted, “a carnivore, too. ”1 yet may still we be carnivores? Is there whatever morally objectionable concerning the perform of consuming animal flesh? conventional (or “commonsense”) morality would appear to reply to that there's not anything incorrect with consuming meat. nearly all of humans within the usa and in different Western industrialized international locations achieve this, usually with no giving the problem a moment proposal. whereas they're acutely aware that a few vegetarians reject the perform of meat consuming for ethical purposes, they're 1 Robert C. Atkins, M. D. , Dr. Atkins’ New vitamin Revolution (New York: Avon, 2002), p. ninety. Atkins explicitly recognizes that his vitamin isn't really vegetarianfriendly. He notes that strict vegetarians “really can’t do the Induction phase,” and that those that stay away from pork can have hassle sticking to the later levels in the event that they don't not less than devour fish, bird, eggs, and cheese (New vitamin Revolution, 149).

Rated 4.83 of 5 – based on 19 votes