Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf


Most diets fail. Well, honestly, almost all diets fail. The question we must ask is “why?” Do we just need to be stronger, have more willpower, or better discipline? Maybe if we had more of those things or a “better relationship with food” we’d be able to stick with healthy changes over the long haul, right?

Wrong. We are told this story again and again, and despite our best efforts, we’re still fat, sick, and broken.

Here’s the deal: It’s not a personal failing to find modern foods, and habits irresistible. We are genetically wired to eat more and move less — the exact opposite of what we are frequently told. It’s not our fault we are in this situation, but we do need to do something different if we want a different outcome.