Good Calories, Bad Calories
For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. In this groundbreaking book, award-winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Good Calories, Bad CaloriesUser Review - Jeff Van Campen - Goodreads
I read Good Calories, Bad Calories over several months. This book is incredibly well researched (Gary Taubes says he's spent over fifteen years researching the book), and very well written. It ... Read full review
Review: Good Calories, Bad CaloriesUser Review - Larry Brennan - Goodreads
Taubes outlines the public health policy decisions and the flawed studies that have been advocating a high-carb diet since the 1970's. He also provides an overview of other studies, empirical evidence ... Read full review