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Old 04-28-2011, 09:17 AM   #1
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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...

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.

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Old 04-28-2011, 09:18 AM   #2
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I love him too!
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:29 AM   #3
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I adore him as well!
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:42 AM   #4
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I'm in the middle of it now. It is very good.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:52 AM   #5
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I was lucky enough to attend one of his lectures at our university earlier this month. Loved it!!!!
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:55 AM   #6
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I was lucky enough to attend one of his lectures at our university earlier this month. Loved it!!!!
I bet that was really inspiring.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:13 AM   #7
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@ OSURugbyMom: OMG, I am so jealous!! I would love to hear him speak. Anything in particular you remember from his talk?
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:17 AM   #8
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I was lucky enough to attend one of his lectures at our university earlier this month. Loved it!!!!
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:37 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:11 PM   #10
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i still haven't gotton to reading Taubes.. Now i'm inspired to get the new one todayyyyy.. its 'what makes us fat...' right?
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:38 PM   #11
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:56 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:09 PM   #13
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I believe Gary Taubes has saved lives with Good Calories/Bad Calories and now WWGF - quite literally. I am a big fan.
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:23 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:20 PM   #15
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I wonder if he would come here and answer questions for us. such a large fan base! hmmmmmmmmmmm
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:09 PM   #16
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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.

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Old 05-03-2011, 07:26 AM   #17
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I would like to read one of his books. Which one would you suggest I start with?
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:30 AM   #18
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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.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:15 AM   #19
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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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Old 05-03-2011, 10:17 AM   #20
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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!!
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:00 PM   #21
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I just ordered "Why we get fat".

He has some good lectures and interviews on youtube as well.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:28 PM   #22
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I was lucky enough to attend one of his lectures at our university earlier this month. Loved it!!!!
here's the video from that lecture:

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Old 05-03-2011, 04:19 PM   #23
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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.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:07 PM   #24
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Thanks Tobysgirl...I appreciate seeing this lecture. Great Stuf..
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:59 PM   #26
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Thank you for mentioning this!! I am ordering Why We Get Fat TODAY!!!!
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