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    Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes

    Anyone else read this? Thoughts?



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    Re: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes

    Link?


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    Re: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes

    I don't read books, but if you have a link...



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    Re: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes

    I know Taubes says no carbs like rice and potatoes; has he ever explained then how Asians have stayed so lean for centuries, while eating rice with almost every meal?
    Seems there's a huge hole in his theory there...



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    Re: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    I know Taubes says no carbs like rice and potatoes; has he ever explained then how Asians have stayed so lean for centuries, while eating rice with almost every meal?
    Seems there's a huge hole in his theory there...
    Small portions? Brown rice instead of white? Nutrition class I took at ISU said 65% of the protein in the Japanese diet was from animals, mostly fish. There is science to back up the theory that a diet high in animal protein reduces the desire to eat and therefore is easier to control calorie intake. Most of the information on human nutrition is based on poor science.

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    Re: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    I know Taubes says no carbs like rice and potatoes; has he ever explained then how Asians have stayed so lean for centuries, while eating rice with almost every meal?
    Seems there's a huge hole in his theory there...
    because they are poor and that's all they have to eat.

    seriously, I lost 150 lbs, and it wasn't by eating a lot of starch carbs. They are empty calories for the most part, white bread white rice are the equivalent of eating sugar, potatoes are a step up, but high in calories.



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    Re: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    I know Taubes says no carbs like rice and potatoes; has he ever explained then how Asians have stayed so lean for centuries, while eating rice with almost every meal?
    Seems there's a huge hole in his theory there...
    Eating no carbs is a common myth... Carbs are essential for a good balanced diet! Lipids are what people really need to watch out for. But then again Lipids are also important as long as you stay away from certain kinds of fats. Your body needs lipids, carbs, protein, all in moderation! They are the macro-nutrients and are essential for a good diet. And actually of the three Carbs, Lipids, and Protein, Carbs are probably the MOST important.

    What people struggle with, is eating Nutrient-Dense foods, low calories and high in nutrient. Most tend to eat the opposite, high calorie foods that are low in nutrients, aka fast food.

    I just switched to HRI and am taking a few nutrition classes, so my knowledge may not be entirely accurate yet and elementary but I am getting a better understanding on how to eat a more balanced diet. Which I think is a great life skill!



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    Re: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes

    We must not be me since I don't gain weight. But my lifestyle may have something to do with my weight.


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    Re: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes

    Why we get fat by common sense.

    We eat more calories than we burn. In layman's terms: Put down the cheeseburger and get off your fat lazy *** and do something.



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    Re: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes

    I get next to no exercise, eat like a horse (badly I might add), and haven't gained a pound since high school, even when I almost doubled my intake in an attempt to gain. I'd say genetics has a lot to do with it.



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    Re: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes

    I used to be like that pride, in fact I have had a reputation as the "eating guy" at my last two jobs, but in the last year I have gained 15 pounds. Eventually it catches up with you.




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    Re: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I get next to no exercise, eat like a horse (badly I might add), and haven't gained a pound since high school, even when I almost doubled my intake in an attempt to gain. I'd say genetics has a lot to do with it.
    Yeah but if you had less of a carb intake, you wouldnt be so ugly.



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    Re: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I get next to no exercise, eat like a horse (badly I might add), and haven't gained a pound since high school, even when I almost doubled my intake in an attempt to gain. I'd say genetics has a lot to do with it.
    I fall in this group as well, I weigh the same as I did in HS. And I have treated my body pretty poorly.



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    Re: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes

    I have not read this, but it sounds like The Paleo Diet.


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    Re: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes

    I'm still fairly new in my nutrition education, but the best change I have made is eating more protein, even when I'm not lifting weights. For me, eating more lean protein gives me more energy throughout the day, curbs cravings, and has made it easier to lose and maintain weight. Things like egg whites, almonds, lentils, beans, and chicken. It makes it easier to stay away from fast food, soda, sugar, and all the common sense bad stuff.

    Other tip I have is to occasionally do some guilt free binging. Be honest, everyone eats like crap occasionally. Just accept it, do it every now and then, don't feel guilty about it and move on.

    Link to the book: http://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Get-Fat...8335849&sr=8-1



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