Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Review: Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes

Synopsis: 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. In this groundbreaking book, award-winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong. (from the back of the book)
Review: Read this book! It will change how you veiw science, medicine, health, excerise - everything. It's dense, a textbook, really, and will take you time to get through. It took me almost 6 months.  A lay-man's version is called Why We Get Fat and What We Can Do About It by Taubes. It's on my list to read. Again, read. this. book. I can't stress that enough.

Bookmarks: 8 of 10

Awards: Several

Date Finished: 9-25-2012
Pages: 609

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