The book is great and the point of it is priceless! Sometimes a bit lengthy, but I guess it was made that way to drive its points through in a stronger way.
It surely has changed my view on the topic of obesity. So much in fact that, based on what I learned, I started an experiment on myself today. Let's see how this works out in a month or two.
Also solid performance from the reader.
Well-presented (verbally and evidentially). I'm only withholding the 5th star until I try the process out myself. An interesting listen for anybody feeling exasperated by their inability to lose, or even stop gaining, weight.
Tant d'années passées à croire que je mangeais bien et que c'est une question de métabolisme...
A lire ou écouter absolument!
If you want one book that objectively looks at what a ton of other books, papers, studies etc are currently saying - this should do it for you. Great research presented in a easy to listen to format. Mr. Taubes has another book out there that digs in even deeper (Good Calories, Bad Calories) - but this one gets to the meat of the subject quicker and cleaner. Highly recommended.
The carb conundrum has been my experience of food and weight loss, despite what I had read from government authorities. So great to see it documented as truth that carbs must be kept within limits for weight loss and maintenance.
If you have ever struggled with your weight this book will open you up to ideas which are far from new but have been squelched by the U.S. powers that be for many different reasons. Our country needs to wake up to the truth. Calories in - calories out is a lie too many of us have fallen victim to....and too many so-called health professionals have driven into the mind of the public. You are not a failure... You can be lean!
Understanding the science behind what goes on in our bodies when we eat certain foods can often be difficult with out the aid of a biology/chemistry degree.
Gary Taub makes this information easy to understand, critical in the current dietary climate of misinformation, based on old and flawed research.
He presents an argument, backed with research that he presents in such a way it's easy to understand and hard to refute.
It will make you reconsider the way you think about health, diet, exercise, weightloss and why we get fat.
This is a pretty long book, with a lot of history and background information. It was significantly better to listen to the book than read it (I would never have finished the book).
He covered all his bases with a lot of evidence - both scientific and anecdotal.
Solid though mistaken
The complete flip of the cause of retaining fat. I really like this flip-side view and getting rid of the calories in/calories out math.
Chamberlain consistently read "causal" as "casual" and "causality" as "casualty". It made for some confusing passages regarding the scientific study results.