Book Review: “Why We Get Fat” by Gary Taubes

The author went to a great pain to elaborate why we get fat, not from eating too many calories and/or exercising too little – calories in and calories out theory – but from eat carbohydrates causing a spike in insulin which in turn shut down the burning of fat. The science was explained and it was convincing.

The bottom line is to avoid carbohydrates or reduce its consumption down to 20 grams a day or less and eat fat the rest the way until you feel full. That’s it. Simple as that. The strange thing is that this method has been known since the 1950’s and yet the health organizations continue to debunk what has proven to work – probably due to the pressure from the food and health industries.

This is a good easy read and well worth the time if controlling/reducing the weight is your goal.