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Old 04-08-2013, 06:56 AM   #61
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I have been amazed at what my library has. Good Calories, Bad Calories, low carb cookbooks, Suzanne Somers' books, Berstein's Diabetes Solution, Life Without Bread. I love my library
Me too!! I can sometimes get them in e-audio and listen while out walking.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:12 PM   #62
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I have read a lot, but Taubes is a tough read for me.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:55 AM   #63
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I have read a lot, but Taubes is a tough read for me.
Me too. That's why I'm glad he is quoted and referenced so often here at LCF.
Maybe if he had a couple of dragons or wizards in his books eh? LOLOL
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:32 AM   #64
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Why We Get Fat read like a novel to me. Loved it and it started me back on LC. I read Wheat Belly afterwards and went wheat-free. The roller coaster thing Dr. Davis described in Wheat Belly fit me exactly.
Same!
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:48 AM   #65
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Wheat belly got me started on LC
Taubes and Atkins' books are loaded with great info, but Dr. Davis' 'wheat belly'
is an easier, faster read.
It's a great intro to the LC world.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:31 AM   #66
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I just finished reading the book. I think it saved my life! I will never look at carbs and sugar the same ever. Even a small sneak.... I think first how it will influence my insulin and health. I realized through reading this book I'm Insulin resistant - pre diabetic. Hallo! this really brought many things into perspective...... I have been doing low carb since January but not full out here and there I sneaked a bite of this and that. My weight loss has not been great but now I feel my heart and mind is right, I hope to loose allot now. I'm not losing the weight because I want to be thin.... but because I want to be healthy.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:59 AM   #67
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I just finished reading the book. I think it saved my life! I will never look at carbs and sugar the same ever. Even a small sneak.... I think first how it will influence my insulin and health. I realized through reading this book I'm Insulin resistant - pre diabetic. Hallo! this really brought many things into perspective...... I have been doing low carb since January but not full out here and there I sneaked a bite of this and that. My weight loss has not been great but now I feel my heart and mind is right, I hope to loose allot now. I'm not losing the weight because I want to be thin.... but because I want to be healthy.
Boy can I ever identify with that. I was also "pre-diabetic". When you see a couple diabetic friends suffer and die of the disease it really gives you a lot of incentive!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:10 AM   #68
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Boy can I ever identify with that. I was also "pre-diabetic". When you see a couple diabetic friends suffer and die of the disease it really gives you a lot of incentive!
It sure does.
The really sad part IMHO is that because so many people have diabetes these days that there is this sense that it's not really all that serious.
If people only knew that diabetes is a systemic disease that negatively impacts every cell in your body, I wonder if they would be so eager to eat that next donut.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:25 PM   #69
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I am starting Jonny Bowdens Unleash your thin he starts with the why and helps you learn how to live in our toxic world of today
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:11 PM   #70
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Taubes is an excellent author, and I like both his books.

I've posted a list of book reviews on another site, and I'll go there and see if I can make a list of the ones I found most helpful. I'll edit this post with that info ASAP.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:11 PM   #71
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First time in years I actually finish a book (severe ADD)

Also can't believe I finished it in just 2 days (I'm a slow reader).

You so easily get into it and at times it can be hard to put it down.

It makes me happy and sad at the same time. Happy that there are people who see through all the BS, but also sad to be reminded just how much BS is out there.

I'd like to believe science doesn't have religion or politics, but it seems to have more of it than most of us are aware of.

A lot of great info and he puts it in words the average Joe will get. His take on exercise was very much new to me and since I'm starting the gym tomorrow I think it will help me to be more relaxed about it and not overdo it.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:07 PM   #72
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Long overdue update to my previous post!

I'm so sorry I didn't get back here very "ASAP" to post those book titles! Better late than never?

Eat Fat, Lose Fat - Enig - ISBN 978-0-452-28566-8
Living Low Carb - Bowden - ISBN 978-1-4027-6825-5
Nourishing Traditions - Fallon & Enig - ISBN 0-96708973-5
Primal Body/Primal Mind - Gedgaudas - ISBN 978-1-59477-413-3
The Art & Science of Low Carb Living - Volek & Phinney - ISBN 978-0-9834907-0-8
The New Atkins For a New You - Phinney, Volek, & Westman - ISBN 978-1-4391-9027-2

I like the original Atkins book written by Atkins to be a better resource than the newer one, but the new one contains the same information on the foundation of the lifestyle.

All of these books are good reads for why we're in the mess we're in, nutritionally.
Gary Taubes has another book out entitled Good Calories, Bad Calories... but it's a more technical read than Why We Get Fat. I liked it a lot, but it's a different sort of read than that one.

All of these are worth looking for, whether via an online seller, a used book trade shop, or your library. You can check reviews for the ones Amazon carries (I think I probably bought all of these from that source).

I hope you find some of them useful!
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:56 AM   #73
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I'd like to believe science doesn't have religion or politics, but it seems to have more of it than most of us are aware of.
I agree so much such a shame too.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:46 PM   #74
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This book blew my mind and changed my life.
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