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Old 02-22-2011, 10:18 AM   #121
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I don't believe for one minute that he will give GT a fair shake at all. I will be watching and hope I am pleasantly surprised. Whether I like it or not, I think he has some pretty big influence on a large audience.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:28 AM   #122
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love this book. GCBC is my favorite but I can't get anyone to read it. this is a better one for me to force on people LOL
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:44 PM   #123
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I have to get my hands on this book, I am finishing up Good Calories Bad Calories. Thanks for the reviews everyone!
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:22 PM   #124
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I love this book!

I have been looking around the forum and decided I had to join so that I can say how much I love Gary Taube's new book! It is amazing! It makes me want to tell everyone I know to read it. I keep reading/explaining parts to my husband and he listens patiently - lol. I am just so excited about it!

Gary does a great job of explaining the effect of carbs on the body. He explains it in totally understandable terms. I love it!

The last book I read was The New ME Diet and that started me thinking about going low carb. Why We Get Fat has sealed the deal. I'm ready to make this a permanent thing.

Loving the forum - thanks for all the great info!

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Old 04-11-2011, 07:50 AM   #125
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I have my copy of the book lent out (again!) Very easy to understand the influence of insulin on the body and it's long term effects. Have you tried reading Good Calories,Bad Calories? A bit wordy but a great reference book.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:24 AM   #126
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Read it, absorbing the guide.

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Old 04-22-2011, 06:00 PM   #127
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Like first book but shorter and with great poignant explanations of chlorestrol and other medical issues I downloaded it to my iPad using the kindle app.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:36 AM   #128
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I just ordered this on ebay as well as "Eat fat get thin". Can't wait.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:19 AM   #129
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I just came across this last week and finished watching it last night. WOW, great speaker and so interesting. I really learned a lot. I think most of it, if I shared the info with my family or friends, would get me some really weird looks- but then again I'm not doing this for them!
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:09 PM   #130
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Just bought the audiobook and have been listening to GT while at my office!
His stories about the Pima tribe and obesity were so interesting and yet so tragic. I am actually excited to get to the office tomorrow to learn more.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:44 PM   #131
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I read both, and they're both good, for different purposes.

Taubes actually explains quite clearly why he wrote this book after GCBC. The first book fits in as a piece with his entire career, which is mostly as a writer debunking bad science. This book is more of a primer on why low-carbohydrate diets work and make medical and health sense for the majority of people who experience even very moderate weight problems. Good one to pass on to your doctor, too, if he or she's a skeptic; my doctor wouldn't even try to read the first one.

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Old 08-09-2011, 09:51 AM   #132
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I realize I'm bumping a thread that's a couple of months old, but I didn't think my question warranted a new topic.

A few years back when I first encountered best sellers like Protein Power, The South Beach Diet, and Atkin's Diet Revolution, I settled on Dan & Mary Eades' Protein Power as my personal favorite. I read it carefully and spent some time taking measurements, calculating Lean Body Mass, calculating required protein intake, compiling food logs, and totaling my macronutrient and caloric intake from those logs. As an engineer by trade I didn't mind this work at the time.

Earlier this year when I read WWGF(and later GCBC) I was really taken aback by the simplicity of the "Duke Diet" that Gary itemizes, almost as an afterthought, in the Appendix of WWGF. No difficult calculations, no food diary required, sanctioned and unsanctioned foods clearly specified - and it prints on just a few pages.

Unless I simply fail at using the search engine here, I don't see the "Duke Diet" mentioned that often in these forums. Is it simply that other best-sellers are more popular, or is there something that people think is missing and/or wrong about what Gary Taubes presents in the Appendix of WWGF?
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:40 PM   #133
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I haven't read WWGF, though I read GCBC when it came out. Does the "Duke Diet" refer to the in-patient weight-loss program at Duke University? If so, this is something new to me.

For decades, Duke put patients on a high-carb, low-fat, low-cal diet that became known as the Rice Diet. Apparently, they no longer use it, or they've added others to their repertoire. From their site:

What nutrition plans does the Diet & Fitness Center offer?

The Diet & Fitness Center (DFC) offers a variety of healthy nutrition plans. Our dieticians work with each client to determine their individual needs and interests and to choose a plan that will work best. The DFC offers a traditional low-fat plan, a very-low-carbohydrate plan, and a moderate-carbohydrate plan.
-- Duke Diet and Fitness Center FAQ

I didn't see any specifics about their VLC diet on their site. I googled "Duke University Low Carb" and got a number of hits that indicate they've done quite a shift in the last decade. One of their researchers, Dr. Eric Westman, was one of the authors of the latest Atkins book.

I found one document on the site of a private clinic that claims it's from the Duke Univ program, but I don't see any verification: denversdietdoctor.com/duke_low_carb_menu_planning.pdf Does this look like what's in the appendix of WWGF?
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