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Fat Wars : action planner / Brad J. King.
Fat Wars : 45 days to transform your body / Brad J. King.


Speaker: Prof. Marcel Lie Ken Jie
Language: English
Date: 26 February 2004 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Venue: 1/F, Main Library New Wing


About the Talk

book cover image1 "Fat Wars will give you all the ammunition you need to successfully fight your own battle of the bulge" - Ray Sahelian, M.D. Does this statement hold for the people in Hong Kong? Yes and no, as it depends on how much you are willing to sacrifice the local gourmet food on offer. The speaker, Professor Lie Ken Jie, will review some of the strategies outlined by Brad King on how to transform your body in 45 days and explain some of the difficulties. He plans to offer instead a more pragmatic and easy-to-understand approach to battle the bulge. He strongly believes that there is no need to starve oneself, no need to adhere to exceptionally low calorie diets, nor having to abide by the "eat the food you hate to eat" rule in order to lose weight. Life is already hard, why make it harder. He will share with you his philosophy on how to enjoy good food, keep cholesterol at bay and retain a healthy body (not necessarily becoming a 'twiggy'!) in order to enjoy life.


About the Speaker

Professor Marcel S.F. Lie Ken Jie, Chair Professor of Chemistry (Fats and Oils) of the University of Hong Kong, has completed 40 years of research on fat and fat related molecules. He is a graduate of HKU and obtained his PhD from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). In 1986 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science from the University of St. Andrews and a second Doctor of Science degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1997. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (London) and a Fellow of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS). His research achievements won him international recognition in the field of lipid chemistry. In 1998 he received the H.J. Dutton Award from AOCS for his contribution to the advancement in the analysis and synthesis of unsaturated fat molecules. He was awarded the 2001 H.P.Kaufmann Medal in lipid chemistry by the International Society for Fat Research (ISF) (Berlin). Professor Lie Ken Jie is an Overseas Advisor to the Malaysian Palm Oil Board. He has delivered numerous keynotes and plenary lectures at international conferences. His interest in the subject of fats and oils has provided him with an opportunity to understand the many health problems related to obesity and cholesterol.