What nature teaches us about the science of healthy eating.

David Raubenheimer and Stephen J. Simpson have been studying appetite in animals, transforming the science of nutrition with their findings. In Eat Like the Animals they take us on a journey from jungle to laboratory and back to our own kitchens to understand how and why we eat, how appetites are fed and regulated, and how, in the end, it all comes back to protein.

Mixing a nutritionally balanced diet, with a precise ratio of protein to fats and carbohydrate, seems daunting, but animals, from apes to cockroaches, manage it instinctively. It all comes down to the essential role of appetite to communicate the body’s needs to the brain. Humans have this ability too, but our appetites have been hijacked in the modern food environment, causing obesity and the serious diseases that come with it.

Armed with this knowledge, they explain simple steps you can take towards eating a more natural diet for optimal health and a longer life.

The authors are leaders in the field of diet and obesity, based at the cutting-edge Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. Eat Like the Animals includes concrete advice regarding servings, types of foods, and coping with junk food, with clear implications for dieting fads. This book tackles diet and nutrition with the same authority and accessibility as Michael Mosley. 

DAVID RAUBENHEIMER is the Leonard P. Ullman Professor of Nutritional Ecology in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, and Nutrition Theme Leader in the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. He previously spent 17 years at Oxford, initially as a doctoral student then as a Research Fellow and Departmental Lecturer in Zoology and Fellow of Magdalen College. He heads the Sydney Food and Nutrition Network and is a member of the Australian National Committee for Nutrition.

STEPHEN J. SIMPSON is Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre and Professor in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney. He spent 22 years at Oxford University before returning to Australia in 2005. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, a Companion in the Order of Australia and has been prominent in the media having presented Great Southern Land for ABC TV.

David and Stephen are co-writers of The Nature of Nutrition: A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity.

HarperCollins|23 March 2020| $35| Trade Paperback

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