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Your Food Is Fooling You: 05/27/15
Your Food Is Fooling You by David A. Kessler was nominated for a young adult nonfiction CYBILs. This is the teen version of this two adult books on overeating.
The book includes some information on how chain restaurants manufacture their food to be easy to eat and as tasty as possible by using insane amounts of fat, sugar, and salt. The point to avoid fast food and certain kinds of food at restaurants is fine.
But there's also this assumption that everyone has the author's food compulsions. And if everyone just stopped compulsively buying In N Out burgers on the way home from work, then we'd all be thin! Because of course all weight issues come directly from binge eating.
Nope. Human beings aren't that simple. And making it seem like it's just that easy especially when marketing a book to teens who might be facing teasing or worse if they happen to have weight issues is irresponsible.