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March 6, 2012

Why We Get Fat: by Gary Taubes

Why We Get Fat book

Do You Want to Know Why We Get Fat?

If so, then read Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes and you will learn why. In Why We Get FatWhy We Get Fat: by Gary Taubes Mr. Taubes summarizes the critical findings of his previous book Good Calories, Bad Calories, while providing fresh and convincing evidence that the real culprit in becoming fat is not fat itself, but rather sugar.

To understand the physiology of why we become fat chapter 11, ” A Primer on the Regulation of Fat” is a must read especially for those of you who may not be health care professionals.  The book delves into why some diets work and some don’t – the answer lies in not what is eaten in a specific diet, but what is not eaten. Successful diets, regardless of whether they may be low-fat, low carbohydrate, or high protein, usually succeed if the overall carbohydrate, especially simple sugars, load is reduced.

Like Good Calories, Bad Calories Mr. Taubes takes us into the past in Why We Get Fat and demonstrates that the concept that sugar is the real problem in gaining weight has been known for centuries.  And, that it is only been in the last 30-40 years that science and medicine consider fat to be the problem in our obesity epidemic, despite evidence to the contrary.

Watch Mr. Taubes in the following video to learn more about why we get fat.

The take home message of the book is “we don’t get fat because we overeat, we overeat because we get fat”.  Digest that statement for a minute. Mr Taubes then shows why that statement makes sense, and why it is true. This explains his view that obesity is not the result of a calorie imbalance, but rather an imbalance in hormones.

Why We Get Fat is easier to read than Good Calories, Bad Calories and a book that anyone interested in obesity and weight loss should add to their reading list.

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Why We Get Fat: by Gary Taubes

 

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Dr. Joe is board certified in internal medicine and sports medicine with additional training in hormone replacement therapy and regenerative medicine. He has trained or practiced at leading institutions including the Hughston Clinic, Cooper Clinic, Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, and Cenegenics. He currently practices in Columbus, Ohio. Read more about Dr. Joe Jacko

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