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About Gary Taubes
Gary Taubes is an investigative science and health journalist and co-founder of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI.org). He is the author of Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It and Good Calories, Bad Calories (The Diet Delusion in the UK). Taubes is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, and has won numerous other awards for his journalism. These include the International Health Reporting Award from the Pan American Health Organization and the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Journalism Award, which he won in 1996, 1999 and 2001. (He is the first print journalist to win this award three times.) Taubes graduated from Harvard College in 1977 with an S.B. degree in applied physics, and received an M.S. degree in engineering from Stanford University (1978) and in journalism from Columbia University (1981).
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More than half a billion adults and 40 million children on the planet are obese. Diabetes is a worldwide epidemic. Evidence increasingly shows that these illnesses are linked to the other major Western diseases: hypertension, heart disease, even Alzheimer's and cancer, and that shockingly, sugar is likely the single root cause. Yet the nutritional advice we receive from public health bodies is muddled, out of date, and frequently contradictory, and in many quarters still promotes the unproven hypothesis that fats are the greatest evil.
With expert science and compelling storytelling, Gary Taubes investigates the history of nutritional science which, shaped by a handful of charismatic and misguided individuals, has for a hundred years denied the impact of sugar on our health. He exposes the powerful influence of the food industry which has lobbied for sugar's ubiquity - the Sugar Association even today promoting 'sugar's goodness' - and the extent that the industry has corrupted essential scientific research. He delves into the science of sugar, exposes conventional thinking that sugar is 'empty calories' as a myth, and finds that its addictive pleasures are resulting in worldwide consumption as never experienced before, to devastating effect.
The Case Against Sugar is a revelatory read, which will fundamentally change the way we eat.
In this sharp and persuasive piece, acclaimed and bestselling science writer Gary Taubes exposes erroneous nutritional guidelines and finally provides evidence to curb misguided “calories-in, calories-out” model for why we get fat.
A Vintage Shorts Wellness selection. An ebook short.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Taubes stands the received wisdom about diet and exercise on its head.” —The New York Times
What’s making us fat? And how can we change? Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, bestselling author Gary Taubes revisits these urgent questions. Featuring a new afterword with answers to frequently asked questions.
Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century—none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat—and the good science that has been ignored. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid? Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management.
Complete with an easy-to-follow diet. Featuring a new afterword with answers to frequently asked questions.
While government and nutritional agencies still spout the failed mantra of calorie reduction, doctors treating diabetes and obesity are experiencing extraordinary results among patients cutting out carbs; a diet which has the essential benefit of allowing you to lose weight without ever feeling hungry.
With forensic journalistic rigour and in compelling prose, world authority Gary Taubes analyses the bad science behind our nutritional dogma. He shows that weight gain is driven by genetic, hormonal factors - and not overeating or 'gluttony' as is commonly the underlying suggestion - citing compelling evidence that people with the propensity to fatten easily can be helped best by a low carbohydrate high fat diet.
This groundbreaking read offers hope to anyone wishing to prevent or reverse diabetes or obesity - as well as anyone wanting to eat more healthily - and will fundamentally change our habits around food forever.
Where mainstream nutritional science has demonised dietary fat for 50 years, hundreds of millions of dollars of research have failed to prove that eating a low-fat diet will help you live longer. Nutrition and obesity scientists have struggled to make sense of the paradox that obesity has become an epidemic, that diabetes rates have soared and the incidence of heart disease has not declined despite the fact that society is more diet and health aware today than generations ago.
The Diet Delusion is an in-depth, scientific, groundbreaking examination of what actually happens in your body as a result of what you eat, rather than what the diet industry might have you believe happens and is essential reading for anyone trying to decide which diet - low-fat or low-carbohydrate - is truly the healthy diet.
For years we have been deluded by the dieting industry. Now it's time to find out the truth.
Der eindringlichste Tipp von Gary Taubes lautet: Finger weg von raffinierten, leicht verdaulichen Kohlehydraten und Zucker! Warum? Weil sie eine süchtig-machende Wirkung haben und Körperprozesse einleiten, die wir kaum rückgängig machen können. Eine Schlüsselrolle spielt dabei unter anderem das Hormon Insulin, das im Zusammenhang mit kohlenhydratreicher Nahrung eine Art Teufelskreis bei der Fettproduktion auslöst.
Anhand von zahlreichen wissenschaftlichen Studien gelingt es Taubes, logisch und tiefgehend zu beweisen, dass Fettleibigkeit primär durch einfache Kohlenhydrate (Zucker) und komplexe Kohlenhydrate (Stärke) verursacht wird. Dies erklärt, warum sich das Gewicht auch mit der strengsten Hungerkur und dem härtesten Work-out nicht sinnvoll kontrollieren lässt. Die Gleichung "Weniger essen + mehr Sport treiben = Abnehmen" geht nicht auf.
Jeder kann Taubes revolutionäre These mit seinem ganz konkreten Speiseplan umsetzen, der detailliert im Buch erläutert wird. Dabei sind alle Öle und Fette erlaubt, außer solchen, die Transfette enthalten. Er liefert zudem eine Liste der proteinhaltigen Nahrungsmittel wie Fleisch, Fisch und Eier, die wir zu uns nehmen müssen, und der Lebensmittel, die in eingeschränkten Mengen erlaubt sind.
"Taubes stellt alle herkömmlichen Überzeugungen zu Ernährung und Sport auf den Kopf." — The New York Times