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An eye-opening, myth-shattering examination of what makes us fat, from acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes.

In his New York Times best seller, Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes argued that our diets overemphasis on certain kinds of carbohydrates—not fats and not simply excess calories—has led directly to the obesity epidemic we face today. The result of thorough research, keen insight, and unassailable common sense, Good Calories, Bad Calories immediately stirred controversy and acclaim among academics, journalists, and writers alike. Michael Pollan heralded it as “a vitally important book, destined to change the way we think about food.”

Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of whats making us fat—and how we can change—in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubess crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century, none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat, and the good science that has been ignored, especially regarding insulins regulation of our fat tissue. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid?

Packed with essential information and concluding with an easy-to-follow diet, Why We Get Fat is an invaluable key in our understanding of an international epidemic and a guide to what each of us can do about it.

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An eye-opening, paradigm-shattering examination of what makes us fat.

In the New York Times best seller Good Calories, Bad Calories, acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes argues that certain kinds of carbohydrates—not fats and not simply excess calories—have led to our current obesity epidemic. Now he brings that message to a wider, nonscientific audience in this exciting new book. Persuasively argued, straightforward, practical, and with fresh evidence for Taubes’s claim, Why We Get Fat makes his critical argument newly accessible.

Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century—none more damaging than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat—and the good science that has been ignored, especially regarding insulin’s regulation of our fat tissue. He also answers key questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat or avoid?

Concluding with an easy-to-follow diet, Why We Get Fat is an invaluable key to understanding an international epidemic and a guide to improving our own health.

About the Author

Gary Taubes is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine, and his writing has also appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and Esquire. His work has been included in The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010), and has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers, the only print journalist so recognized. He is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. He lives in Berkeley.

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Bookley, February 10, 2011 (view all comments by Bookley)
An extraordinary book, based on his earlier (and even more extraordinary) "Good Calories Bad Calories." It is not a diet book. He is not a diet guru. He is a science writer (trained at Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia) who mostly writes about science badly done. Nowhere, apparently, is it done much worse than in nutrition and diet research. And when it is done well, but refuses to endorse the current orthodoxy (saturated fats are bad, low calorie diets work, etc) it is ignored. [See Kuhn's "Structure of Scientific Revolution." This is not the first time that good science has had to fight for a hearing against bad.]

If you are interested in why people are overweight and fail, usually, to take and keep fat off, here are ideas you need to think about, and a strategy to try--one that has been used with success for 150 years. The research is careful, current, and exhaustive. Is this the last word on the subject? Do we now have the final answer? I think he would be the first to say "no." But it is the best that I have read so far. Enough so that I have tried it out and found that, lo, it works. Glory be, it works! Just as he said.

If you despair of ever loosing the weight, or have a friend who does, buy this book. I have recommended it to everyone I know, and now I recommend it to you.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307272706
Author:
Taubes, Gary
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Subject:
Weight Loss
Subject:
Low-carbohydrate diet
Subject:
Exercise
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Diet and Nutrition
Subject:
Diets
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Medicine Nutrition and Psychology
Subject:
health;diet;nutrition;non-fiction;science;obesity;food;low carb;medicine;fat
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 DRAWINGS
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.65 x 5.85 x 1 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , An eye-opening, paradigm-shattering examination of what makes us fat.

In the New York Times best seller Good Calories, Bad Calories, acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes argues that certain kinds of carbohydrates—not fats and not simply excess calories—have led to our current obesity epidemic. Now he brings that message to a wider, nonscientific audience in this exciting new book. Persuasively argued, straightforward, practical, and with fresh evidence for Taubes’s claim, Why We Get Fat makes his critical argument newly accessible.

Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century—none more damaging than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat—and the good science that has been ignored, especially regarding insulin’s regulation of our fat tissue. He also answers key questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat or avoid?

Concluding with an easy-to-follow diet, Why We Get Fat is an invaluable key to understanding an international epidemic and a guide to improving our own health.

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