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Why We Get Fat Audiobook

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

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Publisher's Summary

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' 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 Gary Taubes (P)2010 Random House

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    This is a great book for all of us who have ever struggled with weight and health, and debunks many of the wackadoodle food advice the Federal Government rams down our throats. Strong scientifically, yet easy to read and assimilate, this is a great book. Strongly recommend this one.

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    A. Francis 03-22-16
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    "Brilliant"

    This book is amazing and would change people's lives if they can get over the notion that we need carbohydrates

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    Leah C. Day 03-21-16
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    "Definite eye opener!"

    This book has finally convinced me to go totally off carbs! For years I've struggled to maintain my weight even though I don't overeat or chow down on junk food. I've also struggled with hypoglycemia whenever I did strenuous work. Now I know all the sandwiches, bread, and crackers I was consuming is the real junk food and I understand the science behind why it was making me fat. The wonderful thing is how easy this change is to make because I don't have to restrict the amount of meat and green veggies. I can eat as much as I want and I'm already losing weight and feeling so much better!

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    "Great Book Very Informative"

    Great! The author was thorough on the subject matter. Engaging and the narrator read it superbly.

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    "I have read and reread this book"

    It has transformed the way I see food and has set on a path to a much thinner and healthier lifestyle. I'm so grateful!!

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    Back and eggs, Chicken and Spinach, Steak! I can do this. It's what I wanted to do.

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    Elaine F. 03-08-16
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    "A must read for anyone who is tired of diets!"

    Gary Taubes combines fasinating fact-based research with common sense approaches for a diet free life!

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    Fredric 03-07-16
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    "Should be mandatory in school."

    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.

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    "A fascinating, counterintuitive presentation."

    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.

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    Terry T. 03-01-16
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    very good book show why we get fat will change way you look at food what you been told is wrong


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