Why We Get Fat

Why We Get Fat

Audiobook CD - 2011
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Reveals the role of certain carbohydrates in today's obesity epidemic while denouncing calorie-based nutritional practices, and discusses genetics, the politics behind nutritional guidelines, and foods to eat and avoid.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780307877529
Branch Call Number: 613.712 TAU
WD 212 T191 2011b
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Chamberlain, Mike


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Apr 09, 2018

Highly recommend. I suggest to listen to the Intro, then skip ahead while he debunks Calories In vs Calories Out, since we know that doesn't work...and start again around Chapter 8 or so.

Listened to on 1.5 speed.

BPLNextBestAdults Oct 16, 2012

I started listening to this book thinking it might be just a good brush-up on information on healthy eating, diets and exercise, but as it turned out, it almost completely derailed my belief system in basic nutrition and lifestyle decisions. 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. He also refutes common medical and government expert advice, claiming that science has been ignored. He also answers the questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight?
Taubes has done us a great service by bringing these issues to the table. This excellent book, built on sound research and common sense, contains essential information. His writing reflects his passion for scientific truth. There was so much new information I will re-read this in order to more fully grasp its impact.

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