Book Review: “The Science of Skinny” by Dee McCaffrey

Dee McCaffrey’s book is called “The Science of Skinny”. She was born in 1950 and she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in physics. Her first job after graduation was working as a research assistant at NASA Ames Research Center. After her time there, she worked as a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where she did work related to the design and testing of explosives detectors. In the late 1980s, she moved to Los Angeles where she continued her research into the field of nanotechnology.

In 1993, McCaffrey published a paper titled “Toward a theory of self-assembly in proteins”, which outlined how proteins assemble themselves into complex structures such as chromosomes and ribosomes. McCaffrey’s theories have been criticized by other scientists because they do not account for all possible protein interactions.

However, McCaffrey has defended her ideas, stating that it is impossible to understand the structure of any living thing without understanding these interactions.

McCaffrey’s most recent book, “The Science of Skinny,” was released in 2006. It details her research into the molecular mechanisms behind weight loss and how they relate to cellular metabolism.

McCaffrey believes that eating less will lead to better health and a lower risk of disease.

The Science of Skinny

The first thing most people notice about “The Science of Skinny” is that it has a pink cover. It’s a bit surprising at first, especially for people who expect diet books to be about eating nothing but fish and cabbage soup.

McCaffrey’s book is different, though. It’s dedicated to explaining the science of weight loss in a way that’s easy for anyone to understand.

“The Science of Skinny” is divided into three parts: “The Science of Skinny”, “The Recipes”, and “Motivational Tips”. The first part explains the basics of nutrition and how the body uses the energy from food.

The second part contains recipes for nutritious meals. The third part is full of tips to help you stick to your weight loss plan and deal with stressful situations without turning to food for comfort.

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There’s a lot of useful information in this book. McCaffrey explains the science behind food in a way that anyone can grasp.

She uses analogies and provides real-world examples to make things easy to understand. There are plenty of helpful tips for sticking to your diet, too. Her advice isn’t just limited to what you eat, either. She also talks about how to deal with social situations, such as going to a friend’s party where there’s a lot of unhealthy food or how to avoid an eating frenzy when you’ve had a bad day at work.

“The Science of Skinny” has a lot to offer anyone looking to improve their diet and drop a few pounds. It’s based on sound scientific research and it’s easy to read and understand.

It may not be the cheapest diet book you can buy, but it’s certainly worth the money.

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Gluten is found in the grains wheat, rye and barley.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that attacks the small intestine whenever gluten is ingested.

A wheat belly is fat that gathers around the midsection and is commonly seen as a sign of poor health and slovenliness.

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Wheat Belly – Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health (William Davis)

The blood-sugar and insulin effects of eating wheat are similar to those of drinking sugar-sweetened beverages (i.e.


Most of the weight-gain from eating too many carbs is from water retention. Most Atkins dieters regain this weight within a year.

The highest-quality scientific studies show that low-carb diets are no more effective than moderate calorie-reduction for long-term weight loss.

The more extreme the diet, the greater the weight loss at first, but the more likely you are to gain it all back (and more) once you return to your regular diet.

It’s not the carbohydrates in bread that cause weight gain. It’s the sugars.

Wheat Belly is an interesting book, but it’s outdated and doesn’t reflect more recent research into how carbs affect our bodies.

Research shows that eating carbs at night causes weight gain.

The Glycemic Index is a measure of how much a given food raises your blood sugar.

Most low-carb diets tell you to reduce your carb intake, replace some meals with meat and eat unlimited amounts of fat.

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The “Paleo Diet” says that our bodies are not designed to handle the types of foods we eat today: dairy, grains, beans and potatoes.

The “Ancestral Diet” says that our bodies are designed to eat the types of foods that our Paleolithic ancestors ate: meat, fish, nuts, vegetables, fruit and berries.

Many nutritionists recommend a “Mediterranean” eating plan that’s high in complex carbs (beans, whole grains, vegetables), healthy fats (olive oil) and low in meat.

It’s not so much what you eat as it is how much you eat.

It’s not so much what you eat as it is how much you move your body.

The “Caveman Diet” says we should eat the way our Paleolithic ancestors ate…but what the hell does that mean?

The “Slow-Carb Diet” says to eliminate bad carbs (white bread, pasta, processed foods), minimize good carbs (fruits, root vegetables) and emphasize protein and fat.

The “Blood-Type Diet” says that our ancestors evolved based on their blood type, so our optimal diet is determined by our blood type.

The “Eat-Stop-Eat Diet” says to skip breakfast and lunch and eat one large dinner each day. While this may seem contrary to common sense, there is some science to back it up.

We can lose weight without cutting calories by skipping breakfast and eating all of our food in the evening instead.

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The “CICO Diet” says you can lose weight simply by calculating how many calories you’re consuming and how many you’re burning and adjusting each to achieve a caloric deficit.

You can figure out the number of calories you should eat each day by multiplying your weight by 11.

The “Weight-Watchers Diet” says that you can lose weight by counting calories with their point system.

The ” Blood Group Diet” says that our blood type determines our optimal diet. Most research shows that this is nonsense, but there might be some truth to it.

There’s no evidence that we should eat like our Paleolithic ancestors. Our future has never been more uncertain and our diets need to reflect that.

Most of the research on this subject is very new. Even if we can’t eat like our hunter-gatherer ancestors, it’s likely that we should still be eating more plants.

The “Caveman Diet” craze has led to many misconceptions about how our Paleolithic ancestors really ate.

If you’re a meat-eater who loves bacon and steaks, you can still follow a low-carb diet.

High-protein, low-carb diets are very effective for weight loss and health, despite what many say.

Recent studies show that the “Blood-Type Diet” is complete nonsense and follows the same pattern of other bogus diet plans.

The “Slow-Carb Diet” is a good starting point for people who are tired of fad diets and want to lose weight the same way every day folks do: one step at a time.

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The “CICO Diet” is gaining a lot of steam in the weight-loss community. It’s not just for beginners anymore.

Your weight is determined by how much you eat and exercise, regardless of what Tim Ferriss says.

There is no scientific evidence that your weight loss will be any better or worse based on your sleep.

One of the best ways to combat “diet fatigue” is to make small adjustments to what you’re already eating rather than overhauling the entire plan.

There are no good studies showing that eating carbohydrates at night makes you fat or unhealthy.

You may have noticed that many of these diets sound very familiar—that’s because most diet plans are based on a few basic principles.

It’s not any one “diet” that makes people successful. It’s the habits and lifestyle choices that they implement along the way.

Fad diets come and go, but the best ones have always been the most simple.

Just as there have always been fads and trends in fashion, there have also been fads and trends in dieting.

From eating like a caveman to grazing all day long, each new diet that comes out always promises the secret to successful weight loss.

Most of us have tried a fad diet at one time or another. They can be appealing for a variety of reasons: we’re intrigued by their promise of easy weight loss, we’re bored with our old eating habits, or we’re just looking for something new.

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Anesthesia and Critical Care Reviews and Commentary (ACCRAC) Podcast by D McCaffrey – 2014 – Da Capo Lifelong Books

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Nourish Balance Thrive by B Redman, P Lowe –

Beast Fitness Radio’s Podcast by C Kelly –

The Modern Therapist’s Survival Guide with Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy by A Kikel –

The Keto Confidential Podcast by K Vernoy –

Re-defining environmental harms: Green criminology and the state of Canada’s hemp industry by T Gamel –