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Donuts & Dragons

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Self-professed Tolkien afficionado. Book addict. Will read anything. Preferences: #science, #solarpunk, #scifi and #fantasy.

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This book could FIX your life (Paperback, 2021, John Murray Publishers) 4 stars

We all want to be happier, more successful and less stressed, but what really works? …

"This book could FIX your life" goes over topics covered in self-help books. Helen Thompson does a great job in explaining how the body and mind actually work and what science say about these claims. She then goes on distilling tips based on science.

I learned a few new things. The one that stood out most was a suggestion in the chapter about dieting. Scientific studies show that every species has an optimal amount of protein they need on a daily basis. When given a varied diet that contains all nutrients, most animals stop eating as soon as their protein need is fulfilled. When fed low protein, high carb food, they would overeat on calories and stop at the fullfilment of the protein need, thus gaining weight. This could be an explanation for the current obesity pandemic in humans. Lots of the processed foods we eat are low in proteit …