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After a century of misunderstanding the differences between diet, weight control, and health, The Case for Keto revolutionizes how we think about healthy eating - from the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat and The Case Against Sugar.

Based on 20 years of investigative reporting and interviews with 100 practicing physicians who embrace the keto lifestyle as the best prescription for their patients' health, Gary Taubes gives us a manifesto for the 21st-century fight against obesity and diabetes.

For years, health organizations have preached the same rules for losing weight: restrict your calories, eat less, exercise more. So why doesn't it work for everyone? Taubes, whose seminal book Good Calories, Bad Calories and cover stories for The New York Times Magazine changed the way we look at nutrition and health, sets the record straight.

The Case for Keto puts the ketogenic diet movement in the necessary historical and scientific perspective. It makes clear the vital misconceptions in how we've come to think about obesity and diet (no, people do not become fat simply because they eat too much; hormones play the critical role) and uses the collected clinical experience of the medical community to provide essential practical advice. Taubes reveals why the established rules about eating healthy might be the wrong approach to weight loss for millions of people, and how low-carbohydrate, high-fat/ketogenic diets can help so many of us achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life.

This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF containing diagrams, lists, notes, and the bibliography. 

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

©2020 Gary Taubes (P)2020 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Gary Taubes deserves a national science medal for helping to raise the critical question of why the food we eat is killing us. He hasn’t sat on the sidelines saying just do more of the same. As a result, his insightful reading of the medical literature offers new hope to people suffering from obesity." (Kevin Schulman, MD, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University)   

"In my 40 years as a nutrition professor, I've never run across a diet book that so clearly explains how to follow a weight-loss diet and why it works. In addition, Gary Taubes shows how continuing the Keto Diet contributes to good health for years to come." (Janet C. King, PhD, Professor of the Graduate School, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, University of California, Berkeley)

"In The Case for Keto Gary Taubes vigorously challenges the conventional view that low-fat, plant-based diets are healthy and that eating fats is risky, providing an historical context of the effectiveness of keto diets that goes back more than 150 years.  I thoroughly recommend the book to anyone who struggles with weight control." (Lewis Cantley, director of the Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Presbyterian Hospital)

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Another must read by Gary Taubes

In 2007, Gary Taubes published Good Calories, Bad Calories. It was a many years long project in which he researched hundreds of articles and interviewed over 600 researchers and authorities. I have been a family physician for 42 years. I first read the book in 2013 and have since reread it multiple times. As I was reading it, I realized it was the most exhaustive treatise on diet and health ever written. It was not just another "eat this way and you will be healthy" book, but rather a scientific treatise on the basis of what causes obesity and what foods are truly fattening and what foods are actually healthy and unhealthy based on science and physiology. It challenged the accepted dogma that eating fat and cholesterol is the cause obesity and heart disease, and has, over time, become probably the most influential work inspiring the current low carb movement. In The Case For Keto, Taubes applies his insight into the science of obesity to guide the reader on a practical application of low carb, ketogenic diets to treat obesity and diabetes. In researching The Case for Keto, Taubes interviewed 100 practitioners who are applying LCHF, ketogenic diets in their practices and also shares their experiences and insights. If you want to learn more about the science supporting LCHF, ketogenic diets and how to safely and practically implement the diet, this book is a must read.

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PDF found by clicking Chapters! 🎉

Can’t wait to listen! For those looking for the PDF, play the book and tap on Chapters. The PDF is listed at the top.

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Great for science nerds who want to know why!

This book is a great primer for the "why" of Keto vs every other diets. I am sure there are others like me that need to know why not just "do it". It is becoming more and more evident there are folks like me who gain weight easily and if I ever want to get control of it, I MUST cut out the carbs.

My only problem - the pdf does not include all of the referenced documents. For example, several photos are referenced in Chapter 15 Making Adjustments - the photographs of means referenced are not in the PDF. This would have been helpful.

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Excellent introduction to LCHF Ketogenic diets

This book is a great primer on LCHF eating and why it might make sense for a lot of people. I appreciate the way the argument was presented and found it very compelling. Learning how to think about how to eat is very important!

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Great summaries of MD Perception if LCHF/Keto

I’m always interested in learning about perspectives of keto from the medical community. There’s so much dissent from most of the medical community about this type of eating and the effects on your bloodwork, so it’s refreshing to hear that more and more health experts are getting on board with this. I’m a nurse and have been doing a keto/carnivore diet for going on 2 years and I have never in my life felt better than when I’m eating keto. This book gives many anecdotal accounts of keto/LCHF successes and some are similar to mine, which reconfirm a what I know about this type of eating. You’ll feel reinsured about this type of eating when you listen the book. I’d definitely recommend, especially if you are new to keto and need some inspiration and motivation. Also, the narrator does an excellent job!

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Overall the book is useful and the storyline progressed really well. The mixture of science and anecdote was welcomed and one cannot help but feel empathetic toward the struggle of those who struggle with what the author calls fattening easily. The one negative for this book is that it sounds really whiny. You can’t go a chapter without feeling like somehow you’re a part of the authors problem struggling with his own weight.

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Worthy of repeat reading

Full of great information. Makes a relatively complex system and pathway much simpler. It’s relatively simple but we might make it complex because we aren’t willing to be ALL in. As I had my conversion experience, I kept fearing I was going to be sick at some point. Never happened and now someone else has written about it. Many people can gain confidence by not feeling so alone.

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Gary Taubes is fantastic!

I got my start in Keto after reading his book Why We Get Fat, and What to Do About It. I thought I’d try keto “for a month”, that was over 4 years ago. My 50+ year old body is healing, I’ve lost weight and inflammation. This was the third of Gary’s books I’ve “read” as an audiobook. His work is so thoroughly researched and chock full of useful information. Highly recommend this book!

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A good summary of current keto philosophy

This was a good summary of the various keto paradigms that I have been reading about recently. I did learn that to stop my muscle cramps I can ingest salt, magnesium and water. I thought that was good.

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Very reasonable

I would recommend this book to everyone interested in dieting and health. The book makes convincing arguments for the keto lifestyle. It addresses all of the controversies surrounding keto. It reassured me that continuing this way of eating would improve my health, part of my journey down the rabbit hole.