Yes! And I have many times over. I am an experienced health coach and this (audio)book was the impetus that caused me to do a LOT of research and change my views on nutrition. As someone who prided herself on her nutritional knowledge it was a pretty earth shattering experience.
This book does a great job of dispelling huge myths in the area of nutrition that can have dire consequences. If you have any interest in increasing insulin sensitivity, reducing BS, losing weight, and/or lowering tryglicerides and BP then read/listen to this book. NOT because everyone should eat a low carb diet (although it's extremely beneficial to many), but because it helps differentiate between good and faulty science. Read/listen to the book and do some research. Come to your own conclusions. At the very least it offers a new perspective to consider. At the most (for people like me) it will provide you with the tools to achieve optimal health and the relief of knowing you are doing all you can to prevent disease. Side note: I agree with other reviewers that mispronouncing causal as casual and other such errors are very distracting and possibly quite confusing to some. Otherwise the book had me hooked from start to finish.
I could listen again. This book contains far too much information for a one time listen.
Losing it for good.
It goes against everything we know, but the science is there and very well explained.
Debunks yet another myth
Clear, lively, and credible
I'm trying what the book proposes - i'm confident it will work!
You bet. It is packed with information and studies. Brilliantly written and really well read. It was clear, comprehensive and loaded with great information.
ALL health practitioners need to read this book. Evidence is everywhere for low carbohydrate eating, studies named and references given but not in a way that distracts from the message.
An essential read!
This is a compelling case, but the rigour which the author applies in debunking some myths could be applied to some of his own claims. Possibly this comes through references which I didn't have on hand while listening to this book, but it is an interesting read nonetheless.
A compelling, scientific theory about why the greater population of America is over weight.
The fact that all the authors theories are backed up with historical facts.
It made me open my eyes and look at what we've been told for so long and question it.
I would like to start out by saying that in general I've always eaten in moderation, I know, like many Americans, that certain foods are bad for me but often find it hard to resist. In an effort to improve my health and lose some belly fat, I stopped eating some of my favorite foods:breads, pasta and rice. I quickly lost 8 lbs. so I believe this less carb theory. But reading this book has opened my eyes to not only the reason why so many people gain so much weight but how major government departments may be willing to keep us in the dark about the real reasons we get fatter over time. And the author does a thorough job of explaining the biological way our bodies process different types of foods. It's like getting a combination history and biology lesson at the same time. I hated Biology when I was in school but this explanation was really well conveyed. The biggest surprise is the truth about what causes heart attacks. One of the biggest take-aways is stay away from white flour, sugary drinks and high carb foods. And start adding more leafy greens and meats to your diet.
Eat more bacon
Where the historical evidence linking carbohydrate consumption with obesity was explained
It has changed my diet. That is pretty extreme
Read this, then throw out all your carb loaded non-fat food and enjoy the real stuff. Giving up bread, sugar and pasta is easy when bacon and steak are back on the menu.
The evolutionary perspective. The detailed science. Learned a lot about insulin and metabolism effects there of.
Insulin's effects on fat storage in the body.
The first part drags out a bit. Over all a good book. I actually switched my diet after reading / listening to it. ( And feel better for it ).
informative, easy to understand, amazing
it s very clear
Yes he did a good job
I am on dukan diet recently, which requires me to cut all the carbohydrate. After reading this book, I have a better understanding of carbs and why is this so important to control the amount of carb we consume as a dieter. I am going to read "good calories bad calories" after this. wanna dig deeper about the points given in "why we get fat".
This book bears repeated listening...it's wonderful to find a concise, informed, rational explanation of the stupidity of the low-fat diet and how many people are being hurt by