Why we get fat and what to do about it: [and what to do about it]

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This work is an examination of what makes us fat. In his book Good Calories, Bad Calories, the author, an acclaimed science writer argues that certain kinds of carbohydrates, not fats and not simply excess calories, have led to our current obesity epidemic. Now he brings that message to a wider, nonscientific audience. With fresh evidence for his claim, this book makes his critical argument newly accessible. He reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century, none more damaging than the "calories-in, calories-out" model of why we get fat, the good science that has been ignored, especially regarding insulin's regulation of our fat tissue. He also answers key questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat or avoid? Concluding with an easy-to-follow diet, this book is one key to understanding an international epidemic and a guide to improving our own health.
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An eye-opening, myth-shattering examination of what makes us fat, from acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes. In his New York Times best seller, Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes argued that our diet's overemphasis on certain kinds of carbohydrates-not fats and not simply excess calories-has led directly to the obesity epidemic we face today. The result of thorough research, keen insight, and unassailable common sense, Good Calories, Bad Calories immediately stirred controversy and acclaim among academics, journalists, and writers alike. Michael Pollan heralded it as "a vitally important book, destined to change the way we think about food." Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat-and how we can change-in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes's crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience. 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, especially regarding insulin's regulation of our fat tissue. 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? Packed with essential information and concluding with an easy-to-follow diet, Why We Get Fat is an invaluable key in our understanding of an international epidemic and a guide to what each of us can do about it.
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In his New York Times best seller, Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes argued that our diet's overemphasis on certain kinds of carbohydrates-not fats and not simply excess calories-has led directly to the obesity epidemic we face today. The result of thorough research, keen insight, and unassailable common sense, Good Calories, Bad Calories immediately stirred controversy and acclaim among academics, journalists, and writers alike. Michael Pollan heralded it as "a vitally important book, destined to change the way we think about food." Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat-and how we can change-in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes's crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience. 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, especially regarding insulin's regulation of our fat tissue. 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? Packed with essential information and concluding with an easy-to-follow diet, Why We Get Fat is an invaluable key in our understanding of an international epidemic and a guide to what each of us can do about it., Chamberlain, Mike,narrator., DLCengDLCrda, Digital content provided by hoopla., Electronic books., First Anchor Books edition., HEA017000HEA019000HEA007000, HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / Nutrition, HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / Weight Loss, HEALTH & FITNESS / Exercise, HEALTH NUTRIT, In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com. What is it that causes people to get fat even when they are counting calories and exercising? Discover the real cause of obesity that contradicts conventional health advice-and how you can eliminate it from your life for good to become lean and healthy. Why We Get Fat is a look into the modern western diet, and how one food group, traditionally touted as 'healthy', is actually contributing to the worldwide obesity epidemic. It discusses the common misconceptions about diet that cause people around the world to avoid the best foods while choosing the worst, and provides an alternative, more effective method for dieters to slim down and get more energy. Choosing the right menu options makes all the difference. You will learn: ʺ Why calorie-counting is completely useless ʺ Why fatty foods are not the enemy ʺ What foods you should be eating to keep fat at bay., Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-256) and index., Low-carbohydrate diet., MWT11489520, MWT11636029, Made available through hoopla, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., New York :Alfred A. Knopf,2011., Obesity, RM237.73.T39 2011b, Read by Mike Chamberlain., Taubes, Gary., The original sin -- Biology, not Physics -- Why were they fat? -- The elusive benefits of undereating -- The elusive benefits of exercise -- The significance of twenty calories a day -- Why me? Why there? Why then? -- Thermodynamics for dummies, part 1 -- Thermodynamics for dummies, part 2 -- Head cases -- Adiposity 101 -- The laws of adiposity -- A historical digression on "lipophilia" -- A primer on the regulation of fat -- Why I get fat and you don't (or vice versa) -- What we can do -- Injustice collecting -- Why diets succeed and fail -- A historical digression on the fattening carbohydrate -- Meat or plants? -- The nature of a healthy diet -- Following through., This work is an examination of what makes us fat. 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subject_facet Electronic books, HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / Nutrition, HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / Weight Loss, HEALTH & FITNESS / Exercise, Low-carbohydrate diet, Obesity -- Etiology, Weight loss
title_display Why we get fat and what to do about it
title_full Why We Get Fat And What to Do About It, Why we get fat : [and what to do about it] [electronic resource] / Gary Taubes, Why we get fat : and what to do about it [electronic resource] / Gary Taubes, Why we get fat and what to do about it / Gary Taubes
title_short Why we get fat and what to do about it
title_sub [and what to do about it]
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