This book is well written and contains clear cogent arguments about metabolism and nutrition that a layman can understand. I have studied biochemistry at the graduate level, so I am hardly a layman when it comes to this topic, but I found myself enjoying this big picture review of the topic emphasizing various details that can get lost in biochemistry courses. I could see myself revisiting this book in the future for a refresher.I gave a copy of the paperback version to my mother to read, since I think it is both authoritative and more accessible than most of the diet literature out there right now.
Mr. Chamberlain keeps his voice clear, authoritative and engaging throughout. He has good pronunciation for the French and German names that show up and handles complex scientific words with ease. In fact, he delivers an almost perfect performance.The one thing that detracted is small, possibly picayune, but it is there. He mispronounces the word "causality" as "casualty" about 6 times throughout the book.This blunder certainly doesn't ruin his stellar performance of this book for me, but it did cause me to think I might have missed something in the narrative until I went back and listened to the last minute or so again to confirm it wasn't a problem on my end.
Not to forget that fat contains many essential vitamins that are needed for life and should be considered a crucial part of the diet.
The author picks and chooses only those studies that supports his ideas. He ommits decades of other research in an effort to over simplify the topic to sell more books.
This book is eye opening, detailed, and filled with anecdotal research.
I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to lose weight or who has reached a plateau in their weight loss journey.
premise that carbs and processed foods are bad and lead to our obesity as a nation. lose the carbs, lose the weight.
In the first part of the book I learned many new things about what makes us fat and how our body works.
The second part I got a better understanding of how carbohydrates work on the body.
The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that I felt that it was very one sided. Pluss as a vegitarian he only gave one tipp in the whole book.
I also think that his disclaimer in the start of the book that he was aware of the environmental and animal rights but wouldn't go in on it is equivalent to saying there is a hughe pink elefante in the room blocking my view but I'm going to pretend it's not there.