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Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease (1997)

de Gary Taubes

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Not another diet book: After seven years of research in every science connected with the impact of nutrition on health, science writer Taubes shows that almost everything we believe about a healthy diet is wrong. We are taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more--yet we see unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues persuasively that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, via their dramatic effect on insulin, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. He also argues that there is no compelling scientific evidence that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease. Based on the evidence, he concludes that the only healthy way to remain lean is to eat fewer carbohydrates or to change the type of carbohydrates we eat.--From publisher description.… (mais)
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    Dynamics in Action: Intentional Behavior as a Complex System de Alicia Juarrero (kukulaj)
    kukulaj: Juarrero's book studies the difference between a wink and a blink, developing a theoretical framework to help us understand that difference. Taubes's book is about whether fat accumulation is more like a wink or more like a blink. Obesity is a huge public health problem, so Taubes is doing a great service - but the book is missing a good theoretical framework, which makes its conclusions shaky. Juarrero could provide just the foundation that Taubes lacks.… (mais)
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A book laden with research about the research of health in terms of what we eat and the impact on potential health problems. The author eloquently points out various hypothesis and studies done on finding out problems that are or can become chronic to humans. Science works only by testing alternative hypothesis, testing both those that the researcher thinks are right and wrong. Considering the heavy consensus building done to insure one hypothesis over other hypothesis reduced the field of nutrition be less than scientific. Taubes brings proper science to the field by showing research of most if not all major research and people in the field.
Taubes points out other research that shows that overweight people tend to eat the same or with little difference to the of lean people. Obesity research has been done with preconceived notions such as that overweight people tend to have a positive caloric intake, or more specifically that they eat more than they should. The argument is what is cause and effect, for the body needs energy so the question is how the body decimates the energy throughout the body and what it does when there is a lack/deficit of energy intake. Research shows that it is insulin that effects how we deal with energy intake. The hormonal environment of the body seems to be the answer to many different health problems. This book does a great job at targeting and ameliorating wrongly placed stigma, such as that overweight people have a behavioral defect which is incorrect as it is what how the body tackles the energy intake that matters. Depending on how our body disseminates energy will effect how active we are such that if we are effective at transporting energy we will be more active and vice versa.
Diets that restrict calorie count are very harmful for when the person starts to eat normally again they invariably gain more weight than they had before the diet. The best way to stay healthy is to eat when we are hungry to insure that the body does not start to think we are living in a scarce food environment, for scarcity of food would mean that the body will store more fat to use in the future as energy.
When the author is discussing the research, very little if at all bias is perceived until after the research is presented. The little bias shown sometimes has a negative impact as it is hard to identify what research is more helpful or harmful. Some parts of the book need to be repeated for more effective readership, like the technical terms from the nutritionists world as it is hard to keep all the specifics in mind when trying to understand the research. ( )
  Eugene_Kernes | Jun 4, 2024 |
Excellent science history and a great indictment of the medical science community. I highly recommend this book to people who struggle with weight regimes. ( )
  MylesKesten | Jan 23, 2024 |
Rethink everything you know about what is healty eating. Extremely well-researched, beautifully written. ( )
  MakebaT | Sep 3, 2022 |
Does a better job taking down conventional wisdom--carbs good, fat bad--than supporting the "alternative hypothesis" that carbs actually make us fat, mainly because most of the arguments Taubes uses against standard nutrition guidelines, like "this or that study doesn't infer cause and effect," rely on the same bad inductivist philosophy he invokes to support his hypothesis. Still, his detailing of the hormonal explanations of obesity and the relevant science were interesting and compelling (although, as he often says, that stuff has been known for a long time). ( )
  jeff_nicholas | Apr 19, 2022 |
50% done, so much detail! This book, combined with others have really encouraged my bias toward paleo centric diets. ( )
  bsmashers | Aug 1, 2020 |
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In the prevailing wisdom, a simple caloric imbalance is the culprit: we get fat because we consume more calories than we expend. The alternative is that excess weight and obesity, like all diseases of civilization, are caused by the singular hormonal effects of a diet rich in refined and easily digestible carbohydrates.
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1. Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease, or any other chronic disease of civilization.
2. The problem is the carbohydrates in the diet, their effect on insulin secretion, and thus the hormonal regulation of homeostasis -- the entire harmonic ensemble of the human body. The more easily digestible and refined the carbohydrates, the greater the effect on our health, weight, and well-being.

3. Sugars -- sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup specifically -- are particularly harmful, probably because the combination of fructose and glucose simultaneously elevates insulin levels while overloading the liver with carbohydrates.

4. Through their direct effect on insulin and blood sugar, refined carbohydrates, starches, and sugars are the dietary cause of coronary heart disease and diabetes. They are the most likely dietary causes of cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and the other chronic diseases of civilization.

5. Obesity is a disorder of excess fat accumulation, not overeating, and not sedentary behavior.

6. Consuming excess calories does not cause us to grow fatter, any more than it causes a child to grow taller. Expending more energy than we consume does not lead to long-term weight loss; it leads to hunger.

7. Fattening and obseity are caused by an imbalance -- a disequilibrium -- in the hormonal regulation of adipose tissue and fat metabolism. Fat synthesis and storage exceed the mobilization of fat from the adipose tissue and its subsequent oxidation. We become leaner when the hormonal regulation of the fat tissue reverses its balance.

8. Insulin is the primary regulator of fat storage. When insulin levels are elevated -- either chronically or after a meal -- we accumulate fat in our fat tissue. When insulin levels fall, we release fat from our fat tissue and use it for fuel.

9. By stimulating insulin secretion, carbohydrates make us fat and ultimately cause obesity. The fewer carbohydrates we consume, the leaner we will be.

10. By driving fat accumulation, carbohydrates also increase hunger and decrease the amount of energy we expend in metabolism and physical activity.
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Not another diet book: After seven years of research in every science connected with the impact of nutrition on health, science writer Taubes shows that almost everything we believe about a healthy diet is wrong. We are taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more--yet we see unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues persuasively that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, via their dramatic effect on insulin, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. He also argues that there is no compelling scientific evidence that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease. Based on the evidence, he concludes that the only healthy way to remain lean is to eat fewer carbohydrates or to change the type of carbohydrates we eat.--From publisher description.

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