This is my third time listening to this book I also have the print copy! Awesome invaluable information. Anytime I'm struggling with my lifestyle I revisit this book and it reinspires and re-energize me like no other!
Taubes does a masterful job tracing the history of past and current dietary recommendations. This is not a polemic. He shows respect and sensitivity to those whose science was incomplete and to those who were honestly misled. He is particularly sensitive to those who battle fat.
He will leave you convinced as to why "we" get fat and what must be done to reverse the obesity trend. Hint: It's not exercise more.
The narration on the audiobook was good. It's a tough book for audio if you'd like to see the charts and footnotes. But I highly recommend the audio if you'd like to get an overview, and just accept that the supporting detail is there.
I suppose you could say it was longer than needed, but when you see all the medical and pharmaceutical interests, and money, ranged against this thinking on fat, cholesterol and carbs, you can understand why he wanted to cover all the bases. But really in 2015, his thinking is shared quite widely. The establishment is resisting but but many doctors are quietly moving in the LCHF direction. Well done Gary, a well reasoned well researched tour de force! Thank you very much. Martin from UK
In the beginning of the book I was a little worried about the "dryness" of the content, but once the foundation was laid everything began to come together. Gary Taubes does a phenomenal job of explaining what's going on in our western diets and why we have been so wrong for so long.
I am a long time struggle with weight. After listening I looked back on my diets and see that's carbs were always in abundance. Even though I cut weight, put on muscle, and slimed down, shortly after I would put the weight back on. Now I will attempt this. It was a great listen!
very informative and entertaining. all health care professionals should read this before getting their degrees.
This audio book is no different than countless other books that tell me what I already know. I found the book to be boring, Too much clinical information and not enough information you can use. Don't waste your money.