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Gary Taubes

Why We Get Fat

by Gary Taubes

Why We Get Fat

Gary Taubes

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In Why We Get Fat, American journalist Gary Taubes expands on his long-running theory about obesity and weight loss and debunks some pervasive misconceptions about dieting.

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Why We Get Fat

by Gary Taubes

Why We Get Fat

Gary Taubes

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Over the past four decades, the world has seen an upsurge in obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Health experts are concerned about an 'obesity epidemic.' As our lifestyles become increasingly sedentary, many of us are struggling to get enough exercise and find the right weight loss diet. The media is filled with different weight loss solutions, yet concrete scientific data about the health consequences of diets remains scarce.

Gary Taubes is an American journalist who focuses on nutrition, public health, and obesity, advocating low-carbohydrate/high-fat dieting. In his controversial yet bestselling book Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes attempted to deconstruct the so-called calorie-in-calorie-out myth.

In Why We Get Fat, Taubes expands on some of his earlier ideas and explores how the widely accepted notion that low-fat diets are the healthiest option for weight loss has brought about an increase in obesity and diabetes.

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"We don't get fat because we overeat; we overeat because we're getting fat."

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Gary Taubes

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