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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Hay House UK (1 April 2010)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1848501153
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848501157
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.1 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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After qualifying as a doctor in London and flirting with a career in surgery, I discovered my true calling was in nutrition and wellness. For more than 20 years my clinical practice has been geared to finding the true underlying causes of illness and symptoms, and giving individuals the tools they need to take control on their own health.

I have a particular interest in weight loss, and don't believe that success here is all about 'eating less and exercising more'. Actually, as I explain in Escape the Diet Trap, taking conventional approaches to weight loss doom most of us to failure.

When I'm writing or lecturing, I always strive to take an evidence-based approach, and refer liberally to published research. I like to bring in my clinical experience too (the approaches that work in the real world with real people). I do like to drop in some common sense for good measure too!

Should you read one of my books, please do share you experiences. You can do this by contacting me at john@drbriffa.com or by leaving a review here at amazon.

My blog contains more than 1,250 articles and podcasts covering all aspects of health and wellness. You can find it at http://www.drbriffa.com


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Gentlemen, do you want to get rid of your gut? Follow Dr John Briffa's guide and banish your belly for good. (The Times 2010-05-15)

No-nonsense, science-based approach to fat-loss. (Health & Fitness Magazine 2010-08-01)

This book is tailored for blokes weight and fat-loss needs, with no-nonsense advice and hard facts on offer. Easy to use and offers long-lasting results. (The Sun 2011-01-14)

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Are you carrying extra weight, especially around the midriff, that you'd like to get rid of?

Are you confused by conflicting and contradictory weight loss information, and just want something that really works? Do you want to transform the look and feel of your body, without having to turn your life upside down?

If you're looking for a practical and easy-to-apply approach that provides long-lasting results, Waist Disposal is where you'll find it. In this book, Dr John Briffa draws on hundreds of scientific studies to debunk popular myths about diet and exercise, and reveals the most effective way to lose fat and build an athletic physique. Inside, you'll discover:

. the foods that, irrespective of calories, cause fatness, and the foods that don't

. why weight loss is not the goal - fat loss is

. why counting calories doesn't work, and what does

. how hunger scuppers fat loss, and which foods sate the appetite the best

. how to get fit and toned with just 12 minutes of exercise a day

. how to harness the power of your mind to accelerate your progress.

A refreshing antidote to the bewildering mass of information on diet and fitness, Waist Disposal gives you all the tools you need to leave calorie countingand strict regimes behind, and get the body you've always wanted.

Dr John Briffa is a practising doctor and leading authority on health, diet and weight loss. He is a prize-winning graduate of the University College London School of Medicine. He has successfully treated thousands of patients using nutritional and other naturally-oriented approaches, and is listed by Tatler magazine as one of the UK's top doctors. A regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, as well his own popular blog (drbriffa.com). Dr Briffa has been the recipient of the Health Journalist of the Year award. Author of six other health books, he lectures internationally and is a regular guest on TV and radio.


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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By rejory on 5 April 2010
Format: Paperback
My wife's been a fan of Dr Briffa for a while and bought me this book as a polite way to remind me that I was getting a bit porky!

I've thought about tackling my weight/general health for a while but never really knew which way to turn.
The great thing about this book is it cuts through all the c%*p and makes it really simple to understand what I've been doing and what I need to do to change.
His writing style is easy to follow, contains some great practical advice and is backed up by the science.
I read the book in a weekend and keep dipping back in for recipes and reminders.

I feel fitter and more energetic and reckon i've dropped a bit of weight already.. but I feel like it's a lifestyle change and not a diet - great!!

Highly recommended...
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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. Mead on 6 April 2010
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I was lucky enough to have been asked to take part in the practical trial prior to publication of this book.

I am please to state that for me, waist disposal definately works and by following the principals outlined in the book, it will work for anyone.

Throw away what you've previously read or have been told. It's not all about the calories, but it's the type of calorie. It's about understanding how the human body has evolved, what we are geared-up to eat and how our body works to process the foods we deliver to it.

This book backs up the theory with case note studies and an explanation of science that is comprehensible to the layman like me. The nutrional science is logical and after understanding how the body adapts to carbohydrate intake, you can understand why you are the shape that you are and importantly, what you can do to change that shape.

It's easy to follow the principals outlined in this book. I changed my gym programme, walked a little further than before and looked more closely at the type of food I took on board. I have changed my lifestyle, cut back on certain foods as recommended and followed a different path from the traditional calorie controlled diet which never produced the promised goal. The results came noticeably quickly, inches off of my waist line, as the theory turns in practice.

As a result of this book I am more aware of the effect that different food groups has on my body and I have the power to control my shape in a positive way.

I suggest that you start with an open mind, disregard all previous diets and embrace the theory's championed in this book.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mark Stipanovsky TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 30 July 2012
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I love this book because it's written in a way that is really helpful.

In my first year as a "weight loss specialist" I personally worked with appx 10,000 people, ran 5 groups a day, and sometimes had a queue that went outside the door...

I also measured the weight loss for the year which was roughly 5 metric tonnes - give or take a couple of pounds...

One of the interesting things about weight loss is there is more than one way to do it. In fact there are quite a few ways and anyone who tells you "diets don't work" is sort of half right...

Diets are a short term measure for an ongoing issue - namely eating and drinking for survival...

You can survive healthily or unhealthily and this is where Dr John Briffa stands head and shoulders above your average "weight loss guru"...

Forget about weight loss and concentrate on fat loss - simple stuff that works...

Measurement instead of negative judgement is one of the keys to becoming fitter, stronger and healthier and this book goes a long way to explaining that maybe you're measuring the wrong thing...

Not all calories are equal - not all fruit and vegetables are equal - not all fat is equal and although I disagree slightly with John over "counting calories" because counting does work - I do feel it's not the easiest way to lose weight.

There are some fantastic pieces of information in this book and has some easy to follow principles such as the protein - fat - carb ratio that is more beneficial than than what most people currently eat.

I also love the exercise advice because I teach people to start with one minute of walking, one press up, a pull up and we go from there.
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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Big Pete on 1 April 2010
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Being a little on the larger size I have tried to lose an inch or two from around the waist over the past few years. I always end up feeling starving hungry and my weight doesn't change much (if anything it goes up as I get more fed up with low cal / low fat food). This book explains why exercise (alone) doesn't help and how to eat well and lose fat. It is well written and has good multi source references to back up the science which is easy to understand.
I followed the book and have lost about a stone in weight and more importantly do not feel hungry.
If you are someone who always feels hungry on a diet, read this book. It will explain why, and will tell you what to do to stop it happening without being evangelical.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Timothy A. Laing on 13 April 2010
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I bought this book as I saw an extract from it in Esquire magazine. Dr Briffa's straight forward approach and excellent use of research make for a compelling read and some interesting findings.
Much of the book goes against what I thought was the correct way to eat, i.e lots of carbs, little fat etc so it takes a while to get around the mistrust you may have.
I think it is important to remember that this differs to regimes like the South Beach Diet because it encourages healthy eating and choices.
The book also teaches you that it's not about thinking about what you shouldn't eat but be positive about what you can. It's not a diet book, but educated eating guide.
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