Zoe Harcombe

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Zoë’s passion is her vocation. Zoë spends her time researching and writing about obesity, diets and weight loss and she works exclusively in this field. She is author of the best selling book "Stop Counting Calories and Start Losing Weight", which was the follow-up to "Why do you overeat? When all you want is to be slim".

The result of 20 years’ research into the causes of overeating, Zoë’s books go against traditional diet advice and are the first to address the three fundamental medical conditions that cause food cravings and therefore the compulsion to overeat. This understanding has helped tens of thousands of people lose weight quickly, easily and healthily through The Harcombe Diet approach.

Zoë was the first person from her state school to graduate from Cambridge University. The paradox of escalating obesity and overwhelming desire to be slim has been a constant fascination to her and she set out to try to understand the obesity epidemic in the late 1980's, when UK obesity rates had just hit double figures. By the end of the millennium, UK obesity rates were 22.6% and 25.8% for men and women respectively and have worsened further since.

By studying nutrition and, more importantly, by questioning every principle taught in nutrition and public health dietary advice, Zoë has found virtually every 'fact' to be anything but. From misapplying thermodynamics to five-a-day having no evidence base; from 1lb not equalling 3,500 calories to our eat less/do more advice being fundamentally flawed, very little has stood up to scrutiny. Zoë's most hardback book "The Obesity Epidemic: What caused it? How can we stop it?" is the presentation of what we have got wrong and the evidence for what would be right.

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Olive Oil Can Tap Dance
Price: Free! Words: 48,920. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Nutrition
This eBook is a collection of short articles and blog posts covering a range of topics on diet, nutrition and health
20 Diet Myths - Busted. A Manifesto to change how you think about dieting.
Price: Free! Words: 10,460. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Reference, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
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Conventional Wisdom tells us that all we need to do to lose weight is to eat less and/or do more. Zoe Harcombe busts this, and other diet myths in this thought provoking article. This manifesto also includes the full introduction to Zoë Harcombe’s book The Obesity Epidemic: What caused it? How can we stop it?
The Harcombe Diet For Men
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 19,030. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Family health, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
Here it is - The Harcombe Diet® for men:
 Real food, unlimited quantities and rapid results;
 Just 3 simple rules - to get you to your ideal weight and keep you there for life. "I read 4 pages and lost thirty five pounds -
I figured I'd better not read much more!"
John Davies
The Harcombe Diet: 25 Members' Recipes
Price: Free! Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
This eBook is a collection of recipes created and submitted by members of The Harcombe Diet Club. They're delicious, simple to make and fantastically healthy. It's free to download and share with others. Enjoy!
Twelve Days of Christmas
Price: Free! Words: 7,210. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Nutrition, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
A free summary of the principles of The Harcombe Diet in a fun 12 Days of Christmas format. A great mix of facts and tips; nutrition and psychology and a five day diet plan (Phase 1) - for which the record weight loss stands at 17lbs! Why is insulin the fattening hormone? Which common conditions cause food cravings? It's all in here. Happy Christmas! Love Zoe x

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