Eat Less, Read Voraciously.
The narration that almost incarnates the Author. I have read the written version, and Mr Chamberlain is simply perfect.
"WE" is the only character of the documentary "WE" can get fat... and WE can avoid it.
I have only read excerpts and free chapters, without a special attention. I have listened, specially, to a piece of Good Calories, Bad Calories. It is the same good and emotional narrator.
The part that speaks about experiences with rats. And the part that mentions my country - Brazil, in a reality that I have seen one thousand times of the dismal state of nutrition of the population.
If you, dear reader or reviewer REALLY WANT to stop blaming at yourself, charging yourself of self-indulgency, glutony and lack of will-power... then you MUST read/listen to this book, and break down the paradigms. It is the New Testament of Nutrition.
Engineer in the commercial spaceflight sector. I love technical books, economics, philosophy, history and a good mystery!
Taubes' tome is a torrent of information about the scientific evidence for healthful diets and makes a powerful case that the modern conventional wisdom of low-fat, high-carb, heart-healthy diets is unsupported and 180 degrees wrong.
Chamberlain has a good speaking voice, that commands your attention without being abrasive in any way. He read with good inflection and cadence.
The narrator consistently mispronounced "causal" as casual, which was confusing for a few seconds the first time it occurred and then mildly amusing for the remainder of the book.
absolutely the best ever way to finally get rid of those unwanted pounds without sacrificing hunger. makes sense, experiment and see what happens
loved the book. definetely will try the diet
This book, my first that I have read on any kind of nutritional science, was really interesting. As with any text, you are trusting the truth of the person's research and diligence so you must take everything with a grain of salt.
The narrator was great, but I had to rewind a few times because the author's sentence structure does not "read well." There are obviously a lot of long sentences with many commas.
A mother, a wife, part-time professional trying to fit it all in...
If you need to be convinced of why carbohydrates make us fat, this is the book. I didn't really understand how the body metabolizes carbohydrates and now I do. The next step, however, to learn how to do this in a practical way. This book clearly explains, this is not a one-size-fits all, but is a great launching point to change our mindset about how we've been looking at obesity. I'm excited to learn more about how to make this new found knowledge into a long term lifestyle change for myself and my children. I think my next focus will be on learning more about sugar addiction, and the re-wiring of our brains to deal with sugar addiction. Any suggestions?
Informative. Spot On. 'No bs' approach
How to change your life forever and stop sulking about something you have the power to change.
I just loved this book. I actually decided to cut all refined carbs (apart from wine) before I bought this book. I had massive results. Lost 22kg in 4.5 months. I am so happy I purchased this book, now I understand how my body works and how to be healthier and feel amazing for the rest of my life!
During this time, I have not felt very deprived. Just had my goal in mind. I have been dieting for the past 12 years going back and forth but spending about 90% of the past 12 years very unhappy about my weight. As I listened, I realised why I failed in the past and why this time was working! And worked super well!
Now it is about more than just weight, it is about understanding my body and what is best for me. I am listening to this book for the 3rd time now. Cant believe I stumbled upon this book, this is my source of truth now.
Easy to listen to, easy to follow, makes so much sense you will be left wondering how you ever dieted in the past! Must read / listen!! :)
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!