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Old 02-01-2011, 09:45 AM   #31
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Dr. Robert Atkins, Mary Enig and Julia Ross. They truly helped me to understand myself finally. Not just through weight loss but the lack of essential fatty acids I had been raised with causing a host of behavioral problems throughout my child hood.

The force that kept me believing in my plan were a variety of folks on various message boards. The community was/is huge for me.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:48 AM   #32
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I read Protein Power first, a couple of years before I ever tried cutting carbs, but Dr. Atkins is the one that did it for me.

In early '03 I started reading and participating at an Atkins board on iVillage and, shortly after, I bought/read Atkin's book. Then our whole little group found out about and migrated here to LCF. It's my go-to place ever since
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:59 AM   #34
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The wonderful men and woman on this board. I have never purchased a book-just get my knowledge from here and the internet.

Misty/Fawn should publish a book
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:00 AM   #35
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For me
Dr. Atkins started my journey,
Gary Taubes explained my journey
and Fawn's posts and facebook and website helps me continue my journey.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:11 PM   #36
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It's very good. It will really help you to understand the process. After I read it, I went back and bought GCBC. Trying to wade through that right now. I also got Life Without Bread. Not as strict but very informative and motivating.

Hi! I just spent the *entire* morning reading GT's blog. Where as this man been????? Has be been hiding in the woodwork and now everyone is clamoring for him to fight the big nutritional guys, or have I just been out of the loop. Now I am going to buy.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:08 PM   #38
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:34 PM   #39
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What?
I didn't even know there was a "recommended reading" section!

Atkins (but not the newest one), Protein Power (love them.. Used to go to their clinic in Little Rock), GCBC are my fav. so far..
I am on Fawn's (Misty) site often, she's helped me VERY much. Yes she should write a book!
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:44 PM   #41
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Thank you all for your recommendations, and for being here. Yes, the board has helped me so much--I can't thank you enough, really. I learn something new all the time.

I have some reading to do!
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:16 PM   #42
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Gary Taubes first with GC/BC, then the Hellers (Carbohydrate Addict Diet), then Dr. Atkins .... and now thanks to this online community and its suggestions, many online blogs including Mark Sisson's, Jimmy Moore's, Hyperlipd, etc.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:42 AM   #43
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For those of you who have read Gary Taubes' books...which one do you recommend? I read a short article by him in Reader's Digest recently and I would love to read one of his books and get more and more info on LCing
I would sat "Why we are Fat..."
I finished it last week. I then started gcbc. it is very detailed and takes some concentration. It is NOT light reading. At least for me. WWAF had detail too, but in a different way. I liked the way he got into the Low Fat, Calories in/out, exercise hypothesis' and basically tore them apart. He also included some of the history of these diets, which for me was good to know where this stuff was coming from.
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For those of you who have read Gary Taubes' books...which one do you recommend? I read a short article by him in Reader's Digest recently and I would love to read one of his books and get more and more info on LCing
I would say "Why we are Fat..."
I finished it last week. I then started gcbc. it is very detailed and takes some concentration. It is NOT light reading. At least for me. WWAF had detail too, but in a different way. I liked the way he got into the Low Fat, Calories in/out, exercise hypothesis' and basically tore them apart. He also included some of the history of these diets, which for me was good to know where this stuff was coming from.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:00 AM   #45
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I would say "Why we are Fat..."
I finished it last week. I then started gcbc. it is very detailed and takes some concentration. It is NOT light reading. At least for me. WWAF had detail too, but in a different way. I liked the way he got into the Low Fat, Calories in/out, exercise hypothesis' and basically tore them apart. He also included some of the history of these diets, which for me was good to know where this stuff was coming from.
+1

GC, BC is valuable but WWGF is much easier to read. Either, however, can stand alone.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:02 AM   #46
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Ok, you have convinced my to take a look at Gary Taubes books. I just ordered the newest one, WWGF. I loved this thread . . . What a great question to help newbies sort through what really works and fluff.

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Old 02-03-2011, 08:10 AM   #47
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I forgot-- Also Dr. Julia Ross
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:01 AM   #48
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Ok, you have convinced my to take a look at Gary Taubes books. I just ordered the newest one, WWGF. I loved this thread . . . What a great question to help newbies sort through what really works and fluff.
Gina, while you are waiting for the books to arrive, you could visit his blog. Also, Jimmy Moore recently interviewed him and posted it in 2 parts on his radio show web site. Totally worth the "listen", especially part 2, will give you an idea of what Taubes recommends.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:44 PM   #49
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:31 PM   #50
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Taubes' 2002 article in The New York Times magazine started making me queston the "low fat" mythology, but I didn't really even try to put it into practice for years.

I have posted this on "recommended reading," but will post it again here:

What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie? - NYTimes.com

A couple of others:

Dr. Robert Lustig:


And Dr. Eric Westman (Westman's diet is included in the back of Taubes' new book, "Why We Get Fat"):


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Old 02-04-2011, 03:48 PM   #51
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Here is part one of a Taubes' podcast on why we get fat:

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Radio interview with Stephen Phinney:

KGNU-How On Earth, Show: Exercise and Low Carb Diets (with Stephen Phinney)
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I LOVE learning more about the Inuit. I will listen to this tonight.

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Old 02-11-2011, 03:15 PM   #54
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Here is another interesting article.

Written for Harper's magazine in 1935 -- or 75 years ago -- about the benefits of the Inuit low carb diet.

Stefansson 1 - Eskimos Prove An All Meat Diet Provides Excellent Health.

And here is a Wikipedia link about the explorer who wrote the article for Harper's

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilhjalmur_Stefansson

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Old 05-03-2011, 07:15 AM   #56
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I was diagnosed with T2 diabetes in 2007. I kept asking why am I supposed to eat starchy carbs and got no answers. Came across Gary Taubes NY Times article, watched his lectures on YouTube. Impressed by Robert Lustig too. Recently bought several Atkins books and The South Beach Diet from charity shops.

Cooking wise, I love Low Carb Vegetarian by Celia Brooks-Green

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Old 05-08-2011, 08:55 AM   #57
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:49 AM   #58
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Just ordered What Makes Us Fat. Thanks everyone!

Finished Natural Health and Weight Loss by Barry Groves. I don't know what the opinion is out there on him, but I found it very interesting and full of helpful info. (Except for the recipes- blech.)
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:51 AM   #59
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I forgot to mention that I have always loved South Beach for recipes, and also Prevention Magazine's Diabetes Diet Cookbook.

I also like Prevention's Flat Belly Diet books b/c they promote healthy fats like avocado and nuts. Prevention has great workout DVD's too. They do a great job in my opinion of putting out good info for diabetics or anyone watching their blood sugar.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:05 PM   #60
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Just ordered What Makes Us Fat. Thanks everyone!

Finished Natural Health and Weight Loss by Barry Groves. I don't know what the opinion is out there on him, but I found it very interesting and full of helpful info. (Except for the recipes- blech.)
Barry Groves is a wealth of information but I must agree with you.....those recipes aren't what I'm used to. He's from the UK so maybe that's it?
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