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Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes
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Jun 26, 2012

it was amazing

Paradigm shifter for sure. I found myself so confused while reading this- cognitive dissonance, as the author Taubes calls it.
Wow! Years of inconclusive medical studies on the true impact of high-fat diets yet we adopted the low-fat, high-carbohydrate as a dictum of healthy behavior!
You have to believe that the science of metabolism is more complicated than: Calories/in = Calories/out. Taubes does an excellent job of demonstrating how fatting, or Adiposity 101, really works. Constantly high insulin secretion, coupled with a cell's increasing insulin resistance leads to the deleterious effects and vicious cycles of weight gain, fat storage, lipid disorders, diabetes (ie. Metabolic syndrome). Very compelling evidence against High-carb diets. AND, interestingly enough, equally compelling evidence for high-fat/protein diets.
I went to the Meat House this weekend (while reading this book) and bought some steak. I looked around at the clientele. They were actually all thin! I then went to the gym yesterday morning and every woman in the locker room was over weight. HUH! Arguments are adding up!

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