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.
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.
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I never subscribed to low carb diets as anything but bunk. I gave a low carb diet after again filing on another low fat high carb diet and easily lost 20 pounds in a month. I am a believer.
100% right... the law of thermodynamics has been abused and misunderstood but the authors answer to why we get fat is 100% disappointing, I want my money back...
Articulate breakdown of food consumption
My new favorite. A must read for anyone who wants the truth about food myths propagated by the agricultural industry.