Why We Get Fat Why We Get Fat

Why We Get Fat

And What to Do About It

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Taubes stands the received wisdom about diet and exercise on its head.” —The New York Times

What’s making us fat? And how can we change? Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, bestselling author Gary Taubes revisits these urgent questions. Featuring a new afterword with answers to frequently asked questions.

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. 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? Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management.

Complete with an easy-to-follow diet.  Featuring a new afterword with answers to frequently asked questions. 

Health, Mind & Body
December 28
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Andre shalom ,

A help

A helpful and insightful read. Well documented and verifiable.

Can be a bit repetitious at times. Not all questions answered (I guess they all can't be), but what about all of the effects of going into ketosis? I'm not sure they're all addressed- bad breath for example.

Eating leafy vegetables and vegetables in general is not clear and seems confusing at times. As does the eating of hard cheeses (later in the book told to limit), even though they don't contain carbs.

Lastly, this book is written from an evolutionary presupposition. Something we don't all presuppose.

ChristianJames ,

Life Changing

One of the best books I've ever read! After reading this book and Tim Ferriss's book the Four Hour Body, I've dropped 30 lbs in three months. The only problem w the book is how pissed it's going to make you about how wrong everything you were taught eating healthy is.

Johnjon_74 ,

Now I know why...

I of course, have struggled with my weight all of my life. There have been times that I have starved myself to the point of passing out while mowing the lawn or taking a shower. Even then I would not eat more than a lettuce leaf and a cracker (now knowing this is one of the bad carbs) per day. Even after waking from passing out and a stay in the hospital for dehydration I still would not eat more than the lettuce leaf and cracker because I knew I would gain weight if I did. I lost weight, a lot of weight actually and fast. The problem was that as soon as I would eat more than a lettuce leaf and a cracker I would start to gain the weight back. People around me thought I was hiding and eating. I knew I wasn't but there was no convincing them and I still could not figure out what or how the 'healthy foods' I was eating was making me gain weight so fast not to mention the starving feeling all day. I gave up. My highest weight was 285.6 lbs. Since I have started this new life after reading this book, I have already lost 35 lbs and feel great. With that being said, it's still not easy for me. I'm still wanting fruit especially and will eat a little here and there (berries mostly). Milk has me torn apart every day because I have drank a glass every morning since I can remember....I have started drinking almond milk from Trader Joe's and it's helping. I even froze some with strawberries in it because this brings me to my next weakness, ice cream! I struggle no less and hope that I can get past cravings and remain on this way of living. What has out weighed the cravings is that I'm not feeling like I'm starving myself and I don't ever seem to get hungry (unless I completely skip a meal or not eat anything after breakfast). In short, this book and research makes sense to me and answers so many questions for me. Thank you to the author and scientists.

More Books by Gary Taubes

Good Calories, Bad Calories Good Calories, Bad Calories
The Case Against Sugar The Case Against Sugar
The Case for Keto The Case for Keto
The Elusive Benefits of Undereating and Exercise The Elusive Benefits of Undereating and Exercise
Rethinking Diabetes Rethinking Diabetes
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