Calories & Corsets: A History of Dieting Over 2,000 Years by Louise Foxcroft

By Louise Foxcroft

This is often an enlightening and wonderful social heritage of ways we've attempted (and failed) to conflict the bulge over millennia. this present day we're steered from each side to narrow down and form up, to shed a couple of kilos or lose life-threatening stones. The media's relentless obsession with measurement can be perceived as a twenty-first-century phenomenon, yet as award-winning historian Louise Foxcroft indicates, we've been being affected by what to consume, while and what sort of, ever because the Greeks and the Romans first pinched an inch. Meticulously researched, mind-blowing and occasionally surprising, "Calories and Corsets" tells the epic tale of our complex courting with nutrition, the models and fads of physique form, and the way cultural ideals and social norms have replaced through the years. Combining learn from scientific journals, letters, articles and the eating plan bestsellers we proceed to eat (including one via an octogenarian Italian within the 16th century), Foxcroft unearths the intense and infrequently absurd lengths humans will visit for you to in attaining definitely the right physique, from consuming carbolic cleaning soap to intentionally swallowing tapeworm. This exact and witty historical past exposes the myths and anxieties that force today's multi-billion pound eating plan - and gives a welcome point of view on how we will be fit and chuffed in bodies.

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___________ ______________ ___________________ 10. ___________ ______________ ___________________ Bulimia 35 ᭿ Unidentified Fitness Obstacles ᭿ 36 The Program UFO IDENTIFICATION KEY UFO 1 Cortisol Imbalance UFO 2 DHEA Imbalance UFO 3 Low Testosterone UFO 4 Estrogen Dominance (Women) UFO 5 Leaky Gut Syndrome UFO 6 Hypochlorhydria UFO 7 Candidiasis (Candida Related Complex) UFO 8 Hypothyroidism UFO 9 Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) UFO 10 Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) UFO 11 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) UFO 12 Bulimia UFO 13 Anorexia Nervosa UFO 14 Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) UFO 15 Dysthymia (Low-Grade Depression) UFO 16 Food Allergies UFO 17 Food Intolerances UFO 18 Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) UFO 19 Seasonal Allergies UFO 20 Electromagnetic Illness UFO 21 Energy Blocks/Reversals UFO 22 Weak Boundaries UFO 23 “Cantdoenza” (Self-Defeating Beliefs) UFO 24 Negative Associations with Exercise UFO 25 “Victimitis” UFO 26 Improper Exercise Technique UFO 27 Overtraining UFO 28 Undertraining UFO 29 Exercise Addiction UFO 30 “Egomentia” (Ego-Related Issues) UFO 31 Snack Amnesia UFO 32 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) UFO 33 Diet Misconceptions UFO 34 Insulin Instability UFO 35 Amino Acid Deficiency UFO 36 Improper Food Combining UFO 37 Improper Use of Supplements UFO 38 “Heavy Baggage Syndrome” (Unresolved Emotional Issues) UFO 39 “Quickfixia Nervosa” (Erratic Diet History) UFO 40 Self-Sabotage UFO 41 Sleep Apnea UFO 42 Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) UFO 43 Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome (ASPS) UFO 44 Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) UFO 45 Work Addiction UFO 46 Poor Life/Time Management UFO 47 Osteoporosis UFO 48 Unrecognized Side Effects (Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs) UFO 49 Adrenal Burnout UFO 50 Toxic Relationship Syndrome UFO 51 “Askaphobia” (Fear of Asking for Help) UFO 52 “Connectaphobia” (Fear of Intimacy) UFO 53 Sleep Debt UFO 54 Shadow Beliefs UFO 55 Exercise Misconceptions UFO 56 Perfectionism UFO 57 Hypoglycemia UFO 58 Subluxations 37 ᭿ Unidentified Fitness Obstacles This page intentionally left blank.

1 2 3 4 5 4. I often avoid social gatherings that require me to stay up late. 1 2 3 4 5 5. Because I retire so early, my family and friends get less of my time. 1 2 3 4 5 6. m. 1 2 3 4 5 UFO 44 1. Often when lying in bed, I feel an ache in my lower legs. 1 2 3 4 5 2. Often my legs feel so restless that I have to get up and move. 1 2 3 4 5 3. My lower legs often twitch and burn (I’ve been told they jerk when I sleep). 1 2 3 4 5 4. I’m aware that one, or both, of my parents have/had this problem, too.

1 2 3 4 5 5. I often feel anxious, hungry, tense, light-headed, and/or fatigued. 1 2 3 4 5 6. Abrupt or frequent weather and temperature changes make me ill. 1 2 3 4 5 UFO 36 1. Oftentimes I eat vegetables at the same time that I eat fruit. 1 2 3 4 5 2. I often consume high-protein foods with foods high in sugar and starch. 1 2 3 4 5 3. When mixing foods, I don’t think much about what combinations are best. 1 2 3 4 5 4. Often when I eat at restaurants, I’ll try many different foods. 1 2 3 4 5 5.

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