Table of Contents
   Author's Notep. ix
   Introduction: The Original Sinp. 3
   Biology, Not Physics
      Why Were They Fat?p. 15
      The Elusive Benefits of Undereatingp. 33
      The Elusive Benefits of Exercisep. 40
      The Significance of Twenty Calories a Dayp. 57
      Why Me? Why There? Why Then?p. 62
      Thermodynamics for Dummies, Part 1p. 72
      Thermodynamics for Dummies, Part 2p. 77
      Head Casesp. 80
   Adiposityp. 101
      The Laws of Adiposityp. 89
      A Historical Digression on "Lipophilia"p. 106
      A Primer on the Regulation of Fatp. 112
      Why I Get Fat and You Don't (or Vice Versa)p. 127
      What We Can Dop. 134
      Injustice Collectingp. 140
      Why Diets Succeed and Failp. 144
      A Historical Digression on the Fattening Carbohydratep. 148
      Meat or Plants?p. 163
      The Nature of a Healthy Dietp. 173
      Following Throughp. 201
   Appendixp. 219
   Acknowledgmentsp. 227
   Sourcesp. 229
   Illustration Creditsp. 247
   Indexp. 249