This book was suggested to me several years ago. I bought the print version but just couldn't get into it so I finally got an audio version and got through the very dense material very quickly. It's very similar to the Atkins diet, I think (I've never done Atkins but I watched my husband do very well on it), I never liked the thought of the Atkins diet but now that I know the science behind it all I'm very inclined to give this low carb thing a try. -(today is day 1). What I liked about the info is that it shows you that you may have the body that can tolerate some level of carbs so I don't feel like I'm doomed never to eat fruit again. I'm trying this in the fall when most fruits that I love are out of season, hoping this will help. Wish me luck!!
The author is as well versed, if not more so, in the evidence for restricting carbohydrates and sugar in our diets than most doctors. For those of us who follow evidence-based medicine, this book is a gift.
I've always known that restricting carbohydrates helps you lose weight. but had difficulty staying on this method for long. now after understanding the science behind it I'm certain that I will be able to follow through and lose the weight I need to
So many things I want to share with my family and friends. Should have been making notes or bookmarks when some powerful point or idea was given. Guess I'll have to listen to it again :-)
There are a lot of books out there about how to lose weight but this is one of the best. The author backs up his comments with studies and science and helps patients and doctors understand why calories in - calories out is not the correct model for weight management or healthy living. If you want to avoid heart disease, diabetes or dementia you need to read/ listen to this book. I plan to listen to it a second time!
Though I feel more research needs to be done on the possible negative effects of meat on both body and ecology, the truths about carbohydrates being excessive in most people is unshakable.
Thank you Gary Taubes. Because of your work and detailed explanation of the human body and how we regulate insulin and hormones I understood why my diet was hurting my ultimate goal.
Things I heard others say, but didn't understand, Gary explained in great detail. It was a times hard to understand, and there were parts I listened to over and over, but I finally understood it.
Mike Chamberlain is very easy to listen to. I wish he would narrate all the books I listen to on here. I can't seem to get past many of the other narrators voices. Mike has a pleasant, calming voice that captivates my attention.
I had a hard time with this question. I think it is titled perfectly. Another option would be is: Why we get fat, why you are still fat, and why diets fail. Or something along those lines.
Thank you Gary Taubes. I lost 10 lbs since i ready this book. I had no idea that sugar, in all forms, was really my problem. When I understood exactly what my body was doing with what I ate and how my body reacted it made sense. I love how you addressed the medical profession and the way society views obesity as a character flaw. As if thin people are noble, self controlled and obese people are gluttons. You are brilliant and hats off to you!