I’ve read ~ 300 pages of Good Calories, Bad Calories, by Gary Taubes this week. So far this book is blowing my mind.
To quote an amazon reviewer “The research level is staggering and evidence so overwhelming that portions of the book are downright infuriating”.
Taubes presents a historical overview of obesity research that is squashing the dogma that dietary fat contributes to heart disease, that overeating makes you fat and that exercise will make an obese person loss weight. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg he’s melting.
Anyone else staggering under the weight of this book? What do you think? Are you overweight and changing what you eat because of Taubes book?
- Gary Taubes, 2002 New York Times article (use bugmenot for login requirements)What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie?
- Gary Taubes, 2008 New York Times article What’s Cholesterol Got to Do With It?
- Good Calories, Bad Calories available at Powell’s.
- Also available as an E-book.