Publish date: 08 January 2020

Looking at how we eat today, Mr Jenkinson explores why modern nutrition has failed us. He explains the truth behind our bad food habits, from dieting to binge-eating, and what we can do about it.


Why We Eat (Too Much) draws on the latest scientific research on appetite, anthropological insights from food habits around the world and personal stories of healthy and lasting weight loss.

The book includes discussions about:

  • How to avoid the negative effects of the food and pharma industries
  • How diets actually work and how each food type nourishes you
  • Why your hormones can cause weight gain and diabetes
  • How to lose weight for good, without counting calories
  • The real impact of geography and major life events on your body

Investigating every aspect of nutrition, from the difference between good and bad fats to the impact of genes and genetic mutation on our weight and what happens to our hormones long after a diet ends, Mr Jenkinson explores the fields of agriculture, pharma, anthropology and medicine to uncover the truth behind our bad food habits and the escalating obesity crisis.

The book debunks the great myths of the body, and systematically explains why dieting is counter-productive.

Why We Eat (Too Much) was published on 2 January by Penguin Life.