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Why We Get Fat - And What to Do About It

Gary Taubes

An eye-opening, myth-shattering examination of what makes us fat, from acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes. In his New York Times best seller, Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes argued that our diet's overemphasis on certain kinds of carbohydrates-not fats and not simply excess calories-has led directly to the obesity epidemic we face today. The result of thorough research, keen insight, and unassailable common sense, Good Calories, Bad Calories immediately stirred controversy and acclaim among academics, journalists, and writers alike. Michael Pollan heralded it as "a vitally important book, destined to change the way we think about food." Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat-and how we can change-in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes's crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience. 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, especially regarding insulin's regulation of our fat tissue. 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? Packed with essential information and concluding with an easy-to-follow diet, Why We Get Fat is an invaluable key in our understanding of an international epidemic and a guide to what each of us can do about it. Includes a bonus PDF with images from the book

An eye-opening, myth-shattering examination of what makes us fat, from acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes. In his New York Times best seller, Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes argued that our diet's overemphasis on certain kinds of carbohydrates-not fats and not simply excess calories-has led directly to the obesity epidemic we face today. The result of thorough research, keen insight, and unassailable common sense, Good Calories, Bad Calories immediately stirred controversy and acclaim among academics, journalists, and writers alike. Michael Pollan heralded it as "a vitally important book, destined to change the way we think about food." Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat-and how we can change-in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes's crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience. 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, especially regarding insulin's regulation of our fat tissue. 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? Packed with essential information and concluding with an easy-to-follow diet, Why We Get Fat is an invaluable key in our understanding of an international epidemic and a guide to what each of us can do about it. Includes a bonus PDF with images from the book
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An eye-opening, myth-shattering examination of what makes us fat, from acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes. In his New York Times best seller, Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes argued that our diet's overemphasis on certain kinds of carbohydrates-not fats and not simply excess calories-has led directly to the obesity epidemic we face today. The result of thorough research, keen insight, and unassailable common sense, Good Calories, Bad Calories immediately stirred controversy and acclaim among academics, journalists, and writers alike. Michael Pollan heralded it as "a vitally important book, destined to change the way we think about food." Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat-and how we can change-in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes's crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience. 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, especially regarding insulin's regulation of our fat tissue. 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? Packed with essential information and concluding with an easy-to-follow diet, Why We Get Fat is an invaluable key in our understanding of an international epidemic and a guide to what each of us can do about it. Includes a bonus PDF with images from the book

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mike Chamberlain

Length:

7h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:07


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:30


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:15


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:18


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:27


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:31


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:02


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:48


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:38


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:20


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:39


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:18


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:27


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

00:29