Who is Gary Taubes?

Gary Taubes is a science writer who reports and writes about issues of public health, nutrition, and diet.  He wrote two books that completely changed how I thought about Juliana’s overweight, and what we did about it.

Good Calories, Bad Calories is an exhaustively researched and documented history and analysis of obesity research and public policy about nutrition over almost 200 years, that is nonetheless an engaging read.  The book documents that carbohydrates used to be widely recognized as uniquely fattening, and how and why that changed in the years leading up to the push in the 1980s to get Americans to eat high-carb, low-fat diets.

In response to requests from readers for a shorter book they could hand out to family and friends, Taubes wrote “Why We Get Fat and What to Do About it.”  It’s the Cliffs Notes version of “Good Calories, Bad Calories,” and is a great place to start learning about low carb eating.

Visit Taubes’ website.

 

 

 

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  1. […]  So is it the carbs, or the calories?   I think it’s the carbs.  See chapters 19 and 20 of Gary Taubes‘ “Good Calories, Bad Calories” for a full discussion of this […]

  2. […] hunger.  Why?    Carbohydrates stimulate hunger in a way that fat and protein do not.  As Gary Taubes describes in “Good Calories, Bad Calories,” a diet of 1200 calories of fat and protein […]

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