Good Calories, Bad Calories
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For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. Called “a very important book,” by Andrew Weil and …” destined to change the way we think about food,” by Michael Pollan, this groundbreaking book by award-winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong.
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This book changed my life.
It sounds terribly cheesy to say that, but it did. Taubes' research is spot-on, and his writing, while quite technical, is excellent. I highly recommend this book to anyone, but especially to those who (like me) have struggled with weight gain throughout their lives. It will inform you, it will enlighten you, and it will certainly anger you at the misinformation that we as consumers are fed (if you'll excuse the pun!).
Thorough and thoughtful
As a chiropractor, I did not find this technical, but I did find it well researched enough to use it as a guide for my patients. he also does not make diet recommendations. He simply asks for balanced research that answers the questions posed.
This book can save your life. Fantastic review of the science on energy, nutrition and health by a top science reporter. Talking to elite marathoners, I find the winners live this way. My overweight patients are finally improving with the information I reviewed with this book. As an MD/PhD it was disheartening to realize the conventional nutrition information I was taught was so poorly founded in fact. A brief synopsis of this is on the NY Times titled "Is Sugar Toxic"
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Published: Sep 25, 2007
- Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 640 Pages
- Language: English