• How Not to Diet

  • The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss
  • By: Michael Greger MD
  • Narrated by: Michael Greger MD
  • Length: 23 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (2,211 ratings)

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By: Michael Greger MD
Narrated by: Michael Greger MD
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Discover the cutting-edge science behind long-term weight loss success in this powerful new audiobook from the New York Times best-selling author of How Not to Die. 

Every month seems to bring a trendy new diet or weight-loss fad - and yet obesity rates continue to rise and with it, a growing number of diseases and health problems. It’s time for a different approach.  

Enter Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of Nutritionfacts.org. Author of the mega-best-selling How Not to Die, Dr. Greger now turns his attention to the latest research on the leading causes - and remedies - of obesity.   

Dr. Greger hones in on the optimal criteria to enable weight loss, while considering how these foods actually affect our health and longevity. He lays out the key ingredients of the ideal weight-loss diet - factors such as calorie density, the insulin index, and the impact of foods on our gut microbiome - showing how plant-based eating is crucial to our success.  

But How Not to Diet goes beyond food to identify 21 weight-loss accelerators available to our bodies, incorporating the latest discoveries in cutting-edge areas like chronobiology to reveal the factors that maximize our natural fat-burning capabilities. Dr. Greger builds the ultimate weight-loss guide from the ground up, taking a timeless, proactive approach that can stand up to any new trend.   

Chock full of actionable advice and groundbreaking dietary research, How Not to Diet will put an end to dieting - and replace those constant weight-loss struggles with a simple, healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Michael Greger, MD, FACLM (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Content Fantastic. Author is UNLISTENABLE!

I do not know what Dr. Gregers deal is. The content presented is wonderful, insightful and thoughtfully presented. However, the way Dr Greger speaks is dang near unlistenable. His performance of the book, rather than just reading it, is destroyed because he wants to elongate every other word, slow down and speed up every other word after that. It's terrible. And I am shocked that the publisher didn't say anything. It was worse for this book than his last book. He sounds like a snake oil salesman even though he's not. Im not digging the shtick and I wish I could get my money back and just buy the book to avoid this nonsense.

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Don’t ignore the narration reviews! It’s so bad!!

I love Dr. Greger’s message and wanted to listen to ALL of the research. However, I absolutely cannot do any more of this book (I’m about 6 hours in at 1.25 speed) due to the sing-song nature of the narration. It’s beyond distracting; it’s unlistenable, teeth-grating and annoying. The facts I want to retain leave my brain instantly due to the aggravation factor. I ignored the MULTIPLE reviews regarding how bad the narration was thinking I’ll be able to deal with it. No, just, no. It’s worse than you think. I believe somehow this must be some kind of blind research to see who will listen for how long before calling it quits. Well, I quit! And I’ll be returning this book, something I rarely do. I beg Dr. Greger and the publishers to re-record this extremely VALUABLE INFORMATION so that all of us can listen and spread the word on how to stop eating CRAP!

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Absolutely horrible narration

I listened to his How Not to Die book and the narration was very different. In this book he has a bizarre and beyond annoying manner. He enunciates in the strangest way with what sounds like an attempt to be comical ...which doesn’t work. I’m sure the material is valuable but listening to him made me want to scream. I’m returning the book. Bummer.

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Great Content, Horrible Narration

So distracting was the irregular cadence of the author's speech, I had to keep repeating the recording, which prolonged the torture of listening. Stick to your knitting, Doctor. Finally found that if I sped up to 1.25, that helped to regulate the speech to a tolerable level. What a shame, the material is soooo good. For this reason only, I recommend getting the text or kindle version.

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Narration is horrible, unbearable to listen to

The narration from the author is incredibly condescending to people who disagree with him. This 23 hour book needs a professional narrator. Sure, have him read the introduction, but I can’t stand to listen to his bizarre tempo over and over and over.

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Please record this again

content of the book - i would give 6 stars for it.
narration - disaster, unlistenable. The worst ever audible recording that I found and I listened many, many books. please get professional narrator and let him read the book again

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Unbearable to listen to

I’m sorry to say that this knowledgeable and helpful doctor has no business reading his own book. It is unbearable to listen to. His intonation is up and down. He comes across as condescending. I loved his first book, but I didn’t listen to it. I’ll have to do the same with this one. In spine for me:

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Amazing

Wow just WOW!!!! Amazing book. It is mind-blowing the level of dedication Dr.Greger put into this book. It is "an evidence-based diet book"( Dr.Greger). Complete with the scan QR code in the back that links to thousands of cited references that is used to provide evidence-based facts. I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND reading this book from cover to cover. This is not for people who just want a quick fix but if you care about yourself and want to BE HEALTHY and be at your ideal weight. This book is for you.

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This is why authors should not read their books

This could be really interesting but the sing-song voice and uneven tempo makes it hard for me to listen to. I might buy the print copy, but I’m returning this.

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Narrator is a Jeff Goldblum/William Shatner mashup

I heard great things about this book and was excited to be inspired to eat healthier. It's actually really hard to focus on the content because the narrator sounds like Jeff Goldblum doing a William Shatner impression, with lots of gravelly elongation of syllables and lingering sibilants. Normally I love it when an author narrates their own books, and it's obvious the author is passionate about the topic. But his style doesn't work for me.

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Narration not so bad

I was almost put off by the reviews about the narration. If you listen to the sample and are ok with it then you will be fine listening to the rest of the book. I think he’s so funny and his personality is just coming out in the way he reads his material.

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