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Why We Get Fat Audiobook
Why We Get Fat
Written by: 
Gary Taubes
Narrated by: 
Mike Chamberlain
Why We Get Fat Audiobook

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

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An eye-opening, myth-shattering examination of what makes us fat, from acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes.

In his New York Times best seller, Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes argued that our diet’s overemphasis on certain kinds of carbohydrates—not fats and not simply excess calories—has led directly to the obesity epidemic we face today. The result of thorough research, keen insight, and unassailable common sense, Good Calories, Bad Calories immediately stirred controversy and acclaim among academics, journalists, and writers alike. Michael Pollan heralded it as “a vitally important book, destined to change the way we think about food.”

Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change—in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes’s crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century, none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat, and the good science that has been ignored, especially regarding insulin’s regulation of our fat tissue. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid?

Packed with essential information and concluding with an easy-to-follow diet, Why We Get Fat is an invaluable key in our understanding of an international epidemic and a guide to what each of us can do about it.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2010 Gary Taubes (P)2010 Random House

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    JB 08-10-15
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    "Excellent well researched hypothesis!"

    I'm not fat, but lots of people in my family are and recently I've been researching body building as well and on almost every level this hypothesis seems to make sense with what I've seen, experienced and researched. Not only that but he backs up his claims with lots of interesting stories and experiments - especially the experiments with lab rats. It's profound.

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    Tzarina 08-04-15
    Tzarina 08-04-15
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    "Carbs make you fat"

    That could easily be the alternate title. It's an interesting read and shows how insulin is the culprit.

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    Scott Kaup 07-27-15
    Scott Kaup 07-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Facts on Fattening Carbs"

    Outstanding Book with a lot of facts backed by sound research. You will never look at a carbohydrate the same again.

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    Joy Winters 07-27-15
    Joy Winters 07-27-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great!"

    Loved the book and the performance of it! I will listen to it again it was so fantastic!

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    Mozzie 07-16-15
    Mozzie 07-16-15
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    "Love the information"

    What a great resource and learning tool for anyone working on their overall health. I learned so much.

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    olivia a neukuckatz 07-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "All you need to know, until more research is actually done!"

    I loved this book. I've also read Good Calorie Bad Calorie which is its wordy and technical big brother. Both are thorough, well researched and authoritative. Thank you Gary Taubs. What an undertaking this must have been!!

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    Martin Umeå, Sweden 07-07-15
    Martin Umeå, Sweden 07-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "We need to know this."

    This book covers the topics of diets, hormonal disturbances and the likes, and goes in-depth on the topic of how and why we store fat on our bodies.
    Being a diabetic, I especialy liked having the role of insulin explained to me, and the effects it has on our body and why.

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    Jeremy 07-06-15
    Jeremy 07-06-15 Member Since 2012
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    "YES, YES 1 million times YES!!!!!"

    This is my third time listening to this book I also have the print copy! Awesome invaluable information. Anytime I'm struggling with my lifestyle I revisit this book and it reinspires and re-energize me like no other!

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    Greg R Eidam II 06-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good info but very repetitive"

    Good information but way too repetitive. Narration is a bit monotonous as well making it difficult to concentrate ate times.

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    SagBo 06-24-15
    SagBo 06-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Insulin Makes People Fat"

    This is no fad. Cites research going back several hundred years...

    My advice is to ABSORB

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