Gary Taubes’ Low Carb Approach

Thank you Gary Taubes.

Taubes, a health and nutrition journalist and author, is a low-carb enthusiast. His writing challenges conventional medical wisdom and provides a heterodox view of combating obesity.

Taubes’ work is essentially a stamp of approval for the Atkins diet. He blasts the low-fat fad that’s permeated American health since World War II. This view states: fat causes heart disease; fat makes you gain weight; carbs are good. Taubes goes through the health literature-he is especially fond of the the German scholarship- and concludes that the low-fat consensus is bunk.

Taubes also tackles the calories in/calories out approach. This view endorses a calorie deficient approach. Losing weight requires you to burn more calories than you consume.

Taubes says it’s not how much you eat, it’s what you eat. Stop consuming cereal, bread, pasta and potatoes. Eat eggs, chicken, fish and meat.

If nothing else, Taubes offers a compelling thesis. Read his work. It will change your life.

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One comment

  1. Wonderful read, I just passed this onto a associate who has been doing a small research on that. And he truly bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

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