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A Must Read
waited patiently for two years for Gary Taubes latest
book Good Calories, Bad Calories just published by
Knopf. It was well worth waiting for. Not because it
endorses the everyone need mystery pi heist
benefits of controlling carbohydrates to
manage weight and prevent disease. My more than 30 years
of personally and professionally using the Atkins
Lifestyle convinced me of its many benefits years ago.
But because for the first time it provides an extensive
narrative of how the low fat, diet heart hypothesis has
mistakenly become nutritional dogma. This book can go
along way in helping people who are open-minded know the
it is thorough and detailed, Taubesí book is readable
for consumers interested in diet and health issues. For
those who have failed to manage their weight and health
using the traditional low calorie, low fat approach and
are discouraged from thinking outside of the nutritional
box, this book should ease your concerns. It relates how
the science of low fat has been manipulated,
misrepresented and misreported.
diet fits all. Yet this is the message that dominates
the media and national health policy while health care
costs for preventable chronic illnesses are escalating
and more and more of us are obese. We are told to eat
less and move more- even when this approach has been
shown to fail we are still told to follow the same tired
Taubes explains why this message is not correct and that
other options are available and effective.
book provides evidence how varied human responses to
foods really are. It is not simply calories in-calories
out. If we are to succeed in addressing obesity and its
lethal consequences, weight management strategies need
to be tailored to each individual and use the program
that best rebalances their metabolism.
is always much resistance to change. Keep in mind that
it is never easy to admit one is wrong especially on
such a monumental scale as admitting that fat isnít the
dietary culprit we have been told that it is.
Powerful lobbying groups such as the drug and food
industry would not be happy if people began to eat the
way the human body was designed: whole foods, natural
fats, more protein and far less unhealthy carbs.
the book and make your own decisions about what is a
healthier lifestyle. Pass the book on to family or
friends who may be struggling with weight concerns.
Educate your healthcare provider who may not be open to
new ideas. The book makes a convincing argument that
what we are currently doing doesnít work and backs it up
with the research.
Good Calories, Bad