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Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes
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May 13, 2011

it was amazing
Read in May, 2011

This is a very readable, scientific investigation of how the body _really_ metabolizes fat and the myth of the calorie balance. Gary Taubes spends the first half of the book systematically demolishing the reader's prejudices before launching into his take on why we get fat and what to do about it.He does not claim to have found something new. He is merely re-introducing what was considered common wisdom among doctors and researchers as far back as the mid 1800s until the 1960s!

As a direct result of reading this book, I've become very conscious of my diet.

Highly recommended; it's a quick read, too.
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message 1: by Wajiha (new)

Wajiha cool. can i borrow it? xD

Ahsan Wajiha wrote: "cool. can i borrow it? xD"

It's a Kindle ebook, sure! :p

message 3: by Wajiha (new)

Wajiha ugh ebooks :(

Ahsan Sheesh, what a long review. Tell you two things: a) I surveyed all my super-healthy friends and guess what they avoid eating? carb-rich foods, breads, and especially sugary stuff. b) Imma try changing my diet and see what happens. What have I got to lose anyway but some belly fat :)

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