Calories and Corsets

Calories and Corsets
Author: Louise Foxcroft
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-01-05
ISBN: 1847654584
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calories and Corsets Book Excerpt:

Today we are urged from all sides to slim down and shape up, to shed a few pounds or lose life-threatening stones. The media's relentless obsession with size may be perceived as a twenty-first-century phenomenon, but as award-winning historian Louise Foxcroft shows, we have been struggling with what to eat, when and how much, ever since the Greeks and the Romans first pinched an inch. Meticulously researched, surprising and sometimes shocking, Calories and Corsets tells the epic story of our complicated relationship with food, the fashions and fads of body shape, and how cultural beliefs and social norms have changed over time. Combining research from medical journals, letters, articles and the dieting bestsellers we continue to devour (including one by an octogenarian Italian in the sixteenth century), Foxcroft reveals the extreme and often absurd lengths people will go to in order to achieve the perfect body, from eating carbolic soap to chewing every morsel hundreds of times to a tasteless pulp. This unique and witty history exposes the myths and anxieties that drive today's multi-billion pound dieting industry - and offers a welcome perspective on how we can be healthy and happy in our bodies.

Calories Corsets

Calories   Corsets
Author: Louise Foxcroft
Publsiher: Profile Books(GB)
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9781846684258
Category: Body image
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calories Corsets Book Excerpt:

Today we are urged from all sides to slim down and shape up, to shed a few pounds or lose life-threatening stones. The media's relentless obsession with size may be perceived as a twenty-first-century phenomenon, but as award-winning historian Louise Foxcroft shows, we have been struggling with what to eat, when and how much, ever since the Greeks and the Romans first pinched an inch. Meticulously researched, surprising and sometimes shocking, Calories and Corsets tells the epic story of our complicated relationship with food, the fashions and fads of body shape, and how cultural beliefs and social norms have changed over time. Combining research from medical journals, letters, articles and the dieting bestsellers we continue to devour (including one by an octogenarian Italian in the sixteenth century), Foxcroft reveals the extreme and often absurd lengths people will go to in order to achieve the perfect body, from eating carbolic soap to chewing every morsel hundreds of times to a tasteless pulp. This unique and witty history exposes the myths and anxieties that drive today's multi-billion pound dieting industry - and offers a welcome perspective on how we can be healthy and happy in our bodies.

Calories Corsets

Calories   Corsets
Author: Louise Foxcroft
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9781846684258
Category: Body image
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calories Corsets Book Excerpt:

Today we are urged from all sides to slim down and shape up. The media's relentless obsession with size may be perceived as a twenty-first-century phenomenon, but as award-winning historian Louise Foxcroft shows, we have been struggling with what to eat, when and how much, ever since the Greeks and the Romans first pinched an inch. Meticulously researched, surprising and sometimes shocking, Calories and Corsets tells the epic story of our complicated relationship with food, the fashions and fads of body shape, and how cultural beliefs and social norms have changed over time. This unique and witty history exposes the myths and anxieties that drive today's multi-billion dollar dieting industry - and offers a welcome perspective on how we can be healthy and happy in our bodies.

Practicing Pragmatist Aesthetics

Practicing Pragmatist Aesthetics
Author: Wojciech Malecki
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN: 9401210810
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practicing Pragmatist Aesthetics Book Excerpt:

This is the first collection in English devoted exclusively to pragmatist aesthetics. Its main aim is to employ the resources of that rich and exciting tradition in studying artistic phenomena such as film, sculpture, bio-art, poetry, the novel, cuisine, and various body arts. But it also attempts to provide a wider background for such studies by sketching the history of pragmatist reflection on the aesthetic and by discussing some of the main positions that this history has produced: the aesthetic conceptions of C.S. Peirce, William James, John Dewey, Joseph Margolis, Richard Shusterman (somaesthetics in particular), and others.

Just Eat

Just Eat
Author: Barry Estabrook
Publsiher: Lorena Jones Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN: 039958028X
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just Eat Book Excerpt:

The New York Times bestselling author of Tomatoland test drives the most popular diets of our time, investigating the diet gurus, contradictory advice, and science behind the programs to reveal how we should—and shouldn’t—be dieting. “Essential reading . . . This will completely change your ideas about what you should be eating.”—Ruth Reichl, author of Save Me the Plums Investigative journalist Barry Estabrook was often on the receiving end of his doctor’s scowl. Realizing he had two options—take more medication or lose weight—Estabrook chose the latter, but was paralyzed by the options. Which diet would keep the weight off? What program could he maintain over time? What diet works best—or even at all? Over the course of three years, Estabrook tried the regimens behind the most popular diets of the past forty years—from paleo, keto, gluten-free, and veganism to the Master Cleanse, Whole30, Atkins, Weight Watchers—examining the people, claims, and science behind the fads, all while recording his mental and physical experience of following each one. Along the way, he discovered that all the branded programs are derived from just three diets. There are effective, scientifically valid takeaways to be cherry-picked . . . and the rest is just marketing. Perhaps most alarming, Estabrook uncovered how short-term weight loss can do long-term health damage that may go undetected for years. Estabrook contextualizes his reporting with an analysis of our culture’s bizarre dieting history, dating back to the late 1800s, to create a thorough—and thoroughly entertaining—look at what specific diets do to our bodies, why some are more effective than others, and why our relationship with food is so fraught. Estabrook’s account is a relatable, pragmatic look into the ways we try to improve our health through dieting, revealing the answer may be to just eat.

Governing Bodies

Governing Bodies
Author: Rachel Louise Moran
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN: 0812295064
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governing Bodies Book Excerpt:

Americans are generally apprehensive about what they perceive as big government—especially when it comes to measures that target their bodies. Soda taxes, trans fat bans, and calorie counts on menus have all proven deeply controversial. Such interventions, Rachel Louise Moran argues, are merely the latest in a long, albeit often quiet, history of policy motivated by economic, military, and familial concerns. In Governing Bodies, Moran traces the tension between the intimate terrain of the individual citizen's body and the public ways in which the federal government has sought to shape the American physique over the course of the twentieth century. Distinguishing her subject from more explicit and aggressive government intrusion into the areas of sexuality and reproduction, Moran offers the concept of the "advisory state"—the use of government research, publicity, and advocacy aimed at achieving citizen support and voluntary participation to realize social goals. Instituted through outside agencies and glossy pamphlets as well as legislation, the advisory state is government out of sight yet intimately present in the lives of citizens. The activities of such groups as the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Children's Bureau, the President's Council on Physical Fitness, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) implement federal body projects in subtle ways that serve to mask governmental interference in personal decisions about diet and exercise. From advice-giving to height-weight standards to mandatory nutrition education, these tactics not only empower and conceal the advisory state but also maintain the illusion of public and private boundaries, even as they become blurred in practice. Weaving together histories of the body, public policy, and social welfare, Moran analyzes a series of discrete episodes to chronicle the federal government's efforts to shape the physique of its citizenry. Governing Bodies sheds light on our present anxieties over the proper boundaries of state power.

Body Positive Power

Body Positive Power
Author: Megan Jayne Crabbe
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN: 1580058221
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Body Positive Power Book Excerpt:

A body-positive call to arms that's as inspirational as it is practical, from Instagram star Megan Jayne Crabbe For generations, women have been convinced that true happiness only comes when we hit that goal weight, shrink ourselves down, and change ourselves to fit a rigid and unrealistic beauty ideal. We've been taught to see our bodies as collections of problems that need to be fixed. Instagram star Megan Jayne Crabbe is determined to spread the word that loving the body you have is the real path to happiness. An international body positive guru with fans in all corners of the world, Megan spent years battling eating disorders and weight fluctuations before she found her way to body positivity. She quit dieting, discovered a new kind of confidence, and replaced all those old feelings of body shame and self-recrimination with everyday joy. Free of the pressure to fit in a size 2, her life became more satisfying than ever before. In her debut book, Megan shares her own struggles with self-acceptance and her path to body positivity. With whip-smart wit and a bold attitude that lights up her Instagram feed, Megan champions a new worldview for all of us: It's time to stop dieting and get on with your life.

Hooked

Hooked
Author: Michael Moss
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-03-04
ISBN: 0753551225
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hooked Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt Sugar Fat comes a "gripping" (The Wall Street Journal) exposé of how the processed food industry exploits our evolutionary instincts, the emotions we associate with food, and legal loopholes in their pursuit of profit over public health. "The processed food industry has managed to avoid being lumped in with Big Tobacco-which is why Michael Moss's new book is so important."-Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit Everyone knows how hard it can be to maintain a healthy diet. But what if some of the decisions we make about what to eat are beyond our control? Is it possible that food is addictive, like drugs or alcohol? And to what extent does the food industry know, or care, about these vulnerabilities? In Hooked, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Michael Moss sets out to answer these questions and to find the true peril in our food. Moss uses the latest research on addiction to uncover the shocking ways that food, in some cases, is even more addictive than alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. Our bodies are hardwired for sweets, so food giants have developed fifty-six types of sugar to add to their products and ways to exploit our evolutionary preference for fast, ready-to-eat foods. Moss goes on to show how the processed food industry -- including major companies like Nestlé, Mars, and Kellogg's -- has not only tried to hide the addictiveness of food but to actually exploit it. As obesity rates continue to climb, manufacturers are now claiming to add ingredients that can effortlessly cure our compulsive eating habits. A gripping account of the legal battles, insidious marketing campaigns, and cutting-edge food science that have brought us to our current public health crisis, Hooked lays out all that the food industry is doing to exploit and deepen our addictions, and shows us why what we eat has never mattered more.

The Anatomy of Consumerism

The Anatomy of Consumerism
Author: H. RamHormozi
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2019-08-30
ISBN: 1525545965
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Anatomy of Consumerism Book Excerpt:

The Anatomy of Consumerism is a story of greed and obsession and consumption. Of waste and environmental degradation. Of destruction and despair. It is the story of being human. In this earnest account of a serious problem in which we are all implicated, we come to terms with our collective obsession with material consumption. The Anatomy of Consumerism tracks this consumption from the Industrial Revolution, through a ravenous stretch of excessive production and acquisition, all the way to our digital present—a period during which we overconsume as a matter of course and visit irreparable damage on our natural environment as a result. It is no wonder the consequences of human greed fester so hotly in debate among economists, social scientists, and environmentalists. The Anatomy of Consumerism wades into this debate’s center.

Diagnosing Giants

Diagnosing Giants
Author: Philip A. Mackowiak
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2013-10
ISBN: 019993777X
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnosing Giants Book Excerpt:

Mackowiak traces the history of medicine through the illnesses of some of the most influential figures of the past. The diseases suffered by these figures had profound effects on their lives and their legacies.

TDOS Solutions

TDOS Solutions
Author: Peter Greenlaw
Publsiher: SelectBooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN: 1590794133
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TDOS Solutions Book Excerpt:

For over a decade health and wellness expert, Peter Greenlaw, has studied the top researchers. His review of research looked at the effects on human health of environmental toxins, nutritional deficiency, overweight, and stress. Now he connects the dots showing how the interconnections are amplifying these four health-robbing co-factors—Toxicity, Deficiency, Overweight, Stress—into a deadly syndrome that’s killing us. How can the human race absorb and process over 700 tons of toxins from the air we breathe every day? What happens as we consume hormones, steroids, pesticides, antibiotics and birth control chemicals in every glass of water? Why are there 275 lethal toxins found in newborn babies? And girls as young as three are showing signs of puberty? Connect the dots to see how toxins + depleted nutrients + overweight + stress adds up to the perfect storm that's costing us our health. Until Peter Greenlaw, the “researcher on researchers,” connected the dots, no one acknowledged the big picture...and sounded the alarm. Now, the facts are clear. The entire spectrum of research tells a bigger health story than we’ve been led to believe. Disregard these facts at your peril. Peter Greenlaw has gained enormous support from top experts and authorities across the health and medical global community because he has dedicated his life to trying to answer the real questions. “Unless we can get enough of the right nutrition back into our bodies to fight this four-headed monster, we and our families will become weaker, sicker and die much earlier than anyone ever thought possible.”—Peter Greenlaw

Diet and the Disease of Civilization

Diet and the Disease of Civilization
Author: Adrienne Rose Bitar
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2018-01-26
ISBN: 0813589665
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diet and the Disease of Civilization Book Excerpt:

Diet books contribute to a $60-billion industry as they speak to the 45 million Americans who diet every year. Yet these books don’t just tell readers what to eat: they offer complete philosophies about who Americans are and how we should live. Diet and the Disease of Civilization interrupts the predictable debate about eating right to ask a hard question: what if it’s not calories—but concepts—that should be counted? Cultural critic Adrienne Rose Bitar reveals how four popular diets retell the “Fall of Man” as the narrative backbone for our national consciousness. Intensifying the moral panic of the obesity epidemic, they depict civilization itself as a disease and offer diet as the one true cure. Bitar reads each diet—the Paleo Diet, the Garden of Eden Diet, the Pacific Island Diet, the detoxification or detox diet—as both myth and manual, a story with side effects shaping social movements, driving industry, and constructing fundamental ideas about sickness and health. Diet and the Disease of Civilization unearths the ways in which diet books are actually utopian manifestos not just for better bodies, but also for a healthier society and a more perfect world.

New Directions in Supernatural Horror Literature

New Directions in Supernatural Horror Literature
Author: Sean Moreland
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2018-09-08
ISBN: 3319954776
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Directions in Supernatural Horror Literature Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays examines the legacy of H.P. Lovecraft’s most important critical work, Supernatural Horror in Literature. Each chapter illuminates a crucial aspect of Lovecraft’s criticism, from its aesthetic, philosophical and literary sources, to its psychobiological underpinnings, to its pervasive influence on the conception and course of horror and weird literature through the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. These essays investigate the meaning of cosmic horror before and after Lovecraft, explore his critical relevance to contemporary social science, feminist and queer readings of his work, and ultimately reveal Lovecraft’s importance for contemporary speculative philosophy, film and literature.

Gastro modernism Food Literature Culture

Gastro modernism  Food  Literature  Culture
Author: Derek Gladwin
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN: 1942954697
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gastro modernism Food Literature Culture Book Excerpt:

This volume of essays surveys gastronomy across global literary modernisms. Modernists explore public and domestic spaces where food and drink are prepared and served, as much as they create them in the modernist imagination through narrative, language, verse, and style. Modernism as a cultural and artistic movement also highlights the historical politics of food and eating. As the chapters in Gastro-Modernism reveal, critical trends in food studies alert us to many social concerns that emerge in the modernist period because of expanding food literacy and culture. The result is that food production, consumption, and scarcity are abiding themes in modernist literature and culture, reflecting tensions amidst colonial, agricultural, and industrial settings. This timely volume ultimately shows how global literary modernisms engage with food culture known as gastronomy to express anxieties about modernity as much as to celebrate the excesses modern lifestyles produce.

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook
Author: Annie Gray
Publsiher: Weldon Owen International
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN: 168188593X
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook Book Excerpt:

Recipes, notes, and photos from the show, “sumptuously presented in spectacular fashion even the blessed Lady Mary would approve of” (Chowhound). Food historian and show consultant Annie Gray gives a rich and fascinating insight into the background of the dishes that were popular between 1912 and 1926, when Downton Abbey is set—a period of tremendous change and conflict, as well as culinary development. With a foreword by executive producer and co-creator Gareth Neame, and featuring over one hundred stunning color photographs, The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook also includes a special section on hosting Downton-themed dinner parties and presents stills from the TV series and film. Notes on the etiquette and customs of the times, quotes from the characters, and descriptions of the scenes in which the foods appear provide vivid context for the dishes. The recipes are grouped by occasion, which include breakfast; luncheons and suppers; afternoon tea and garden parties; picnics, shoots and race meets; festivities; upstairs dinner; downstairs dinner; downstairs supper and tea; and the still room. Whether adapted from original recipes of the period, replicated as seen or alluded to on screen, or typical of the time, all the recipes reflect the influences found on the Downton Abbey tables. “A truly useful work of culinary history.” —Publishers Weekly “Will let you live your best Dowager Countess life.” —Food & Wine

The Cult of Youth

The Cult of Youth
Author: James F. Stark
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN: 1108484158
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cult of Youth Book Excerpt:

The first account of anti-ageing and rejuvenation in modern Britain, exploring hormones, diet, electrotherapy, exercise and skin care.

Fizz

Fizz
Author: Tristan Donovan
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN: 1613747225
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fizz Book Excerpt:

The story of soda is the story of the modern world, a tale of glamorous bubbles, sparkling dreams, big bucks, miracle cures and spreading waistlines. Fizz! How Soda Shook Up The World charts soda's remarkable, world-changing journey from awe-inspiring natural mystery to ubiquitous presence in all our lives. Along the way you'll meet the quack medicine peddlers who spawned some of the world's biggest brands with their all-healing concoctions as well as the grandees of science and medicine mesmerized by the magic of bubbling water. You'll discover how fizzy pop cashed in on Prohibition, helped presidents reach the White House, and became public health enemy number one. You'll learn how Pepsi put the fizz in Apple's marketing and how soda's sticky sweet allure defined and built nations. And you'll find out how a soda-loving snail rewrote the law books. Fizz! tells the extraordinary tale of how a seemingly simple everyday refreshment zinged and pinged over our taste buds and, in doing so, changed the world around us. Tristan Donovan is the author of Replay: The History of Video Games. His work has appeared in the Times, Stuff, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, and the Big Issue, among others.

Sexuality All That Matters

Sexuality  All That Matters
Author: Louise Foxcroft
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-11-28
ISBN: 1444798618
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexuality All That Matters Book Excerpt:

"Sexuality" may be an eighteenth-century coinage, but as this new study by award-winning historian Louise Foxcroft shows, it has fascinated and frightened us for millennia. From proscription to prescription, and from humour to anxiety, Sexuality: All That Matters explores the vast sex-scape of experience and response over time. Looking at authorised and unauthorised works on sexual knowledge, from scientific, religious, medical, philosophical and political ideas, to letters, diaries, court cases and medical histories, it reveals popular and orthodox assumptions as well as individual experiences, and reminds us of just how complex we really are. This accessible book will appeal both to students and general readers, giving a compelling introduction to sexuality - and to what matters most about it.

Food Policy and the Environmental Credit Crunch

Food Policy and the Environmental Credit Crunch
Author: Julie Hudson,Paul Donovan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-09-11
ISBN: 1136161880
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Policy and the Environmental Credit Crunch Book Excerpt:

The changing economic environment for the consumer that is emerging from the wreckage of the financial credit crunch plays directly into the importance of food spending. This is certainly true from the perspective of food prices in the short run, but also from the perspective of sustainability and reducing the impact of the environmental credit crunch. The economic changes we experience now have a bearing on our ability to manage the environmental credit crunch that looms. Food Policy and the Environmental Credit Crunch: From Soup to Nuts elaborates on the issues addressed in the authors’ first book, From Red to Green?,and asks whether the financial credit crunch could ameliorate or exacerbate the emergent environmental credit crunch. The conclusion drawn here is that a significant and positive difference could be made by changing some of the ways in which we procure, prepare, and consume our food. Written by an economist and an investment professional, this book addresses the economic and environmental implications of how we treat food. The book examines each aspect of the ‘food chain’, from agriculture, to production and processing, retail, preparation, consumption and waste.

TIME the Science of Weight Loss

TIME the Science of Weight Loss
Author: The Editors of TIME
Publsiher: Time Home Entertainment
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN: 1547848588
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TIME the Science of Weight Loss Book Excerpt:

Learn the Secrets to Dining Out and How to Win the Eating vs. Exercise Battle The formula for weight loss should be simple: cut back on calories, increase the amount you exercise, and the pounds should fly-and stay-off. But it's not always that simple, and we've learned that even the most successful dieters end up gaining the weight back-and then some-80% of the time. Thanks to a growing movement that focuses on healthy lifestyle tweaks rather than the latest fad or extreme diets, there's more than one approach to losing weight, and keeping it off. The Science of Weight Loss, the new special edition from editors of TIME, shares the latest insights from industry leaders to help you put your health and wellness plan into action. Along the way you'll learn the benefits of intermittent fasting, clean living, and secrets from Hollywood's top trainers. Did somebody say wine? Studies have shown that those who drank moderately gained less weight over time than those who never imbibed at all. And you'll be delighted to find that you don't need to adopt the lifestyle of a marathon runner-a brisk walk happens to be hugely effective for weight loss! Whether you're preparing for summer, maintaining that New Year's resolution, or simply looking to ease some stress, The Science of Weight Loss provides the latest findings that will help you live your best life, today.