Alternative hypothesis – why fat was unfairly demonized

20 Sep

A must read for anyone into nutrition who still can’t get their head around why fat is not the determining factor in why we get fat: “What if it’s all been a big fat lie?” by Gary Taubes

“If the members of the American medical establishment were to have a collective find-yourself-standing-naked-in-Times-Square-type nightmare, this might be it. They spend 30 years ridiculing Robert Atkins, author of the phenomenally-best-selling ”Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution” and ”Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution,” accusing the Manhattan doctor of quackery and fraud, only to discover that the unrepentant Atkins was right all along. Or maybe it’s this: they find that their very own dietary recommendations — eat less fat and more carbohydrates — are the cause of the rampaging epidemic of obesity in America. Or, just possibly this: they find out both of the above are true.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/07/magazine/what-if-it-s-all-been-a-big-fat-lie.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

Taubes went on to write a mammoth book entitled “Good calories, bad calories” that was very science-dense, so he dumbed it down into “Why we get fat and what to do about it”, which is a cracking read. Taubes himself is living proof that carb-restricted diets are the only way for people with a tendency to get fat to get lean and stay lean – forever. And part of eating primal/paleo is to limit carb intake. So – hand in hand, I say!

Get it now (around $11 on Kindle)

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