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tara_verd 04-28-2011 09:17 AM

Gary Taubes is my new hero
 
I bought his book "why we are fat" on Kindle a couple of days ago, and finished it last night...yes, I read like I was going through a box of rosemary/oil olive Triscuits!! (I'm gonna miss those...)

His writing about of the long and not-so-illustrious history of weight gain/loss, and the link between malnutrition with obesity left my jaw on the floor. The medical information was invaluable, even though a bit of a slog, since I never did get that degree in medicine...:laugh:

Having been through what I've been through with my thyroid, nobody had to convince me that the whole "calories in/calories out" model of weight loss is complete and total crud, but it's nice to have the studies (and history) supporting the hormonal side of the house.

Complete recommend!!

afcgirl 04-28-2011 09:18 AM

I love him too!

nanberrycritter 04-28-2011 09:29 AM

I adore him as well!

SugarFreeSheila 04-28-2011 09:42 AM

I'm in the middle of it now. It is very good.

OSURugbymom 04-28-2011 09:52 AM

I was lucky enough to attend one of his lectures at our university earlier this month. Loved it!!!! :up:

RobbyC 04-28-2011 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by OSURugbymom (Post 14600164)
I was lucky enough to attend one of his lectures at our university earlier this month. Loved it!!!! :up:

I bet that was really inspiring.

tara_verd 04-28-2011 10:13 AM

@ OSURugbyMom: OMG, I am so jealous!! I would love to hear him speak. Anything in particular you remember from his talk?

Sunny7 04-28-2011 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by OSURugbymom (Post 14600164)
I was lucky enough to attend one of his lectures at our university earlier this month. Loved it!!!! :up:

lucky you, any details to share

GENUK 04-28-2011 10:37 AM

That book is why I'm here! I downloaded the Kindle version, read it in a day and couldn't not start LC the day after that.

Rin 04-28-2011 12:11 PM

i still haven't gotton to reading Taubes.. Now i'm inspired to get the new one todayyyyy.. its 'what makes us fat...' right?

meatme 04-28-2011 12:38 PM

Another fan of his here:hiya:

SHinOK 04-28-2011 12:56 PM

You can watch several of Gary's lectures on Jimmy Moore's blog-- livin la vida low carb. He's done lots of interviews with Gary and has posted several of his lectures on the blog. You can probably go there and search for Taubes and find them. He really is amazing.

clackley 04-28-2011 01:09 PM

I believe Gary Taubes has saved lives with Good Calories/Bad Calories and now WWGF - quite literally. I am a big fan.

Joedi 04-28-2011 01:23 PM

He started me on my L/C journey. I was browsing for low fat stuff on Amazon..just typed in "fat" to see what came up..and one of the things was his book! When I saw the reviews I bought it...and since then have spent a fortune of anamzon, buying other books on the subject, inc Dr Atkins.

ravenrose 04-28-2011 03:20 PM

I wonder if he would come here and answer questions for us. such a large fan base! hmmmmmmmmmmm

clackley 04-28-2011 05:09 PM

I remember a day when we got the ear of other low carb gurus - was is Atkins himself - or someone from the Atkins foundation? I can't remember but it was back in about 2000. It would be great to have G.T. answer questions and clarify points.

elburn 05-03-2011 07:26 AM

I would like to read one of his books. Which one would you suggest I start with?

clackley 05-03-2011 07:30 AM

It depends - Good Calories/Bad Calories is like a text book and Why We Get Fat is a condensed and easier read. If you like text books, go for GC/BC.

OSURugbymom 05-03-2011 10:15 AM

He pretty much just talked about the same things he covered in GCBC but obviously in an abbreviated form. It was a lot of fun though and he signed anyones books afterward and answered any questions that people had. It was inspiring and good reinforcement to stay on this WOE.


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Originally Posted by Sunny7 (Post 14600283)
lucky you, any details to share

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Originally Posted by tara_verd (Post 14600267)
@ OSURugbyMom: OMG, I am so jealous!! I would love to hear him speak. Anything in particular you remember from his talk?


MZOregon 05-03-2011 10:17 AM

I will be eternally grateful for Gary Taubes for sharing what he has learned. He is an excellent writer, and obviously on a mission to show folks what is really happening. I finished his book, and wanted to tell everyone that I knew that had a weight problem. I still do! However, I am finding that the information is hard for others to hear...I guess it is just something that they have to find for themselves.... Change is hard I guess.... But I thank him from the bottom of my heart!!

Contributor 05-03-2011 03:00 PM

I just ordered "Why we get fat".

He has some good lectures and interviews on youtube as well.

tobysgirl 05-03-2011 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by OSURugbymom (Post 14600164)
I was lucky enough to attend one of his lectures at our university earlier this month. Loved it!!!! :up:

here's the video from that lecture:


PianoAl 05-03-2011 04:19 PM

He finally nailed it with that book. GCBC had all the data, but didn't summarize it at the start, and it was too long.

WWGF is like a well-laid out court case against carbs.

Mssarge 05-03-2011 07:07 PM

Thanks Tobysgirl...I appreciate seeing this lecture. Great Stuf..

sweetpoison 05-24-2011 10:50 AM

marking

Lildrew 05-24-2011 02:59 PM

Thank you for mentioning this!! I am ordering Why We Get Fat TODAY!!!! :clap:


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