Simply easily understandable
This book is great in that it covers the "science" of why we get fat before it ever gets to how to eat. Not like a diet book that tells you what to eat but only spends a chapter or two on why.This book works in the opposite way. It tells you why THEN tells you how. It might be a little slow at first if you are expecting a "diet" book.
Yes, This is book is a lot easier to read than good calories and bad calories.
Gary Taubes proves his point over and over and over. He omits the politics that apparently affect what our government agencies do about the problem. It looks like the soft drink industry is going to beat up on Mayor Bloomberg for attacking obesity where it should be attacked. Mr. Taubes' book is too scientific; it will never reach the common person who is eating Big Macs and drinking 24 ounce sugared colas. Mr. Taubes should get someone like Richard Dawkins to help him make a controversial and unpopular idea more interesting to the general public.
No. I loved the first half, what he said made perfect sense & was really interesting. However, as the book went on it seemed I could eat less & less until finally he lost me.
I got through 75% of the book before I couldn't stand the author's repetitiveness any more. Though the premise of the book seems sound, I felt like I was listening (I have the audiobook) to the same chapter over and over. He even (repeatedly!) includes phrases such as "Like I've already mentioned..." and "As we've already discussed in previous chapters..." and goes on to restate essentially what he's already said. Bleh.
If you don't want to take the time to read Good Calories Bad Calories, read this book. It has the same vital information without a lot of the eye glossing details about the numerous studies cited in the first book. The important information about how damaging carbs are to your body is still explained clearly. This information has opened my eyes and helped me lose weight. I also recommend watching Dr. Lustig's you tube video on the dangers of fructose (Sugar, the bitter truth). His video presentation 90 Minutes well spent that may save your life if you are type 2 diabetic, have high triglycerides, metabolic syndrome, or obesity. It's still amazing to me that the U.S. government won't denounce all the sugar and high fructose corn syrup in the typical American's diet.
I believe the bottom line that is supported by science but not taught to any of us is that carbs are bad, especially sugar, whether it's high fructose corn syrup or not.
Seeking some explanations why you've cut calories and kill yourself at the gym and got no results???THAT'S IT!!!
The explanation of the science....
Debunking the 'calories in calories out
This is really worthwhile if you are someone who has struggled with your weight and you know that your parents and grandparents were also big even though they ate a pretty healthy diet. Gary Taubes explains why, despite all popular beliefs, body shape is inherited and what you may do to try and minimize (literally) your heritage.
I have an MS in biochemistry and can smell pseudo-science a mile away. This book is very well researched and has convinced me that most of what our culture today knows as healthy eating is anything but. If you really want to understand why we keep getting fatter and fatter while spending billions on diets and gym memberships, you owe it to yourself to read
I was shocked to learn diets that are essentially the Atkins Diet have been recommended since the 18th century.
I would've given 5 stars for narration had Mr. Chamberlain not mispronounced
I enjoyed it a lot not only because it has a lot of factual information but also because its a good listen and and very entertaining to listen to, but at the same time providing a lot of good information and tips how to loose fat