Why We Get Fat – A Book Review – Have You Asked Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

Why we get fat – by Gary Taubes

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Table of Contents

“ 1. Why Were They Fat?
2. The Elusive Benefits of Undereating
3. The Elusive Benefits of Exercise
4. The Significance of Twenty Calories a Day
5. Why Me? Why There? Why Then?
6. Thermodynamics for Dummies, Part 1
7. Thermodynamics for Dummies, Part 2
8. Head Cases
9. The Laws of Adiposity
10. A Historical Digression on “Lipophilia”
11. A Primer on the Regulation of Fat
12. Why I Get Fat and You Don’t (or Vice Versa)
13. What We Can Do
14. Injustice Collecting
15. Why Diets Succeed and Fail
16. A Historical Digression on the Fattening Carbohydrate
17. Meat or Plants?
18. The Nature of a Healthy Diet
19. Following Through”

Excerpt From: Gary Taubes. “Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It.” iBooks.

For people who ask, “Why am I not losing weight?” and you’ve tried everything, you should read this book and discover that it’s not your fault, and once you understand obesity you can also understand how to finally fight the true cause.

Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Gary Taubes revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change.

He reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century—none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat—and the good science that has been ignored. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid? Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management.


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