Good Calories Bad Calories Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet Weight and DiseaseIn this groundbreaking book the result of seven years of research in every science connected with the impact of nutrition on health aw

  • Title: Good Calories, Bad Calories
  • Author: Gary Taubes
  • ISBN: 9781400033461
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight, and DiseaseIn this groundbreaking book, the result of seven years of research in every science connected with the impact of nutrition on health, award winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong.For decades we have been taught that fat is bad fChallenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight, and DiseaseIn this groundbreaking book, the result of seven years of research in every science connected with the impact of nutrition on health, award winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong.For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising Yet with and people acting on this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes Taubes argues persuasively that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates white flour, sugar, easily digested starches and sugars via their dramatic and longterm effects on insulin, the hormone that regulates fat accumulation and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number There are good calories, and bad ones.Good CaloriesThese are from foods without easily digestible carbohydrates and sugars These foods can be eaten without restraint.Meat, fish, fowl, cheese, eggs, butter, and non starchy vegetables Bad CaloriesThese are from foods that stimulate excessive insulin secretion and so make us fat and increase our risk of chronic disease all refined and easily digestible carbohydrates and sugars The key is not how much vitamins and minerals they contain, but how quickly they are digested So apple juice or even green vegetable juices are not necessarily any healthier than soda Bread and other baked goods, potatoes, yams, rice, pasta, cereal grains, corn, sugar sucrose and high fructose corn syrup , ice cream, candy, soft drinks, fruit juices, bananas and other tropical fruits, and beer Taubes traces how the common assumption that carbohydrates are fattening was abandoned in the 1960s when fat and cholesterol were blamed for heart disease and then wrongly were seen as the causes of a host of other maladies, including cancer He shows us how these unproven hypotheses were emphatically embraced by authorities in nutrition, public health, and clinical medicine, in spite of how well conceived clinical trials have consistently refuted them He also documents the dietary trials of carbohydrate restriction, which consistently show that the fewer carbohydrates we consume, the leaner we will be With precise references to the most significant existing clinical studies, he convinces us that there is no compelling scientific evidence demonstrating that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease, that salt causes high blood pressure, and that fiber is a necessary part of a healthy diet Based on the evidence that does exist, he leads us to conclude that the only healthy way to lose weight and remain lean is to eat fewer carbohydrates or to change the type of the carbohydrates we do eat, and, for some of us, perhaps to eat virtually none at all.The 11 Critical Conclusions of Good Calories, Bad Calories 1 Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, does not cause heart disease 2 Carbohydrates do, because of their effect on the hormone insulin The easily digestible and refined the carbohydrates and the fructose they contain, the greater the effect on our health, weight, and well being 3 Sugars sucrose table sugar and high fructose corn syrup specifically are particularly harmful The glucose in these sugars raises insulin levels the fructose they contain overloads the liver.4 Refined carbohydrates, starches, and sugars are also the most likely dietary causes of cancer, Alzheimer s Disease, and the other common chronic diseases of modern times 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 than it causes a child to grow taller 7 Exercise does not make us lose excess fat it makes us hungry 8 We get fat because of an imbalance a disequilibrium in the hormonal regulation of fat tissue and fat metabolism More fat is stored in the fat tissue than is mobilized and used for fuel We become leaner when the hormonal regulation of the fat tissue reverses this imbalance 9 Insulin is the primary regulator of fat storage When insulin levels are elevated, we stockpile calories as fat When insulin levels fall, we release fat from our fat tissue and burn it for fuel 10 By stimulating insulin secretion, carbohydrates make us fat and ultimately cause obesity By driving fat accumulation, carbohydrates also increase hunger and decrease the amount of energy we expend in metabolism and physical activity.11 The fewer carbohydrates we eat, the leaner we will be Good Calories, Bad Calories is a tour de force of scientific investigation certain to redefine the ongoing debate about the foods we eat and their effects on our health.From the Hardcover edition.

    Good Calories, Bad Calories Fats, Carbs, and the Good Calories, Bad Calories Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health Gary Taubes on FREE shipping on qualifying offers For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising Yet despite this advice Good Calories Bad Calories What Are You Supposed to Eat Calories are simply measures of energy, but they don t all offer the same level of nutritional benefit Whether a calorie is considered good or bad depends on what kind of nutritional value it contains. Good Calories, Bad Calories garytaubes Good Calories, Bad Calories released as The Diet Delusion in the U.K In Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes tries to bury the idea that a low fat diet promotes weight loss and better health Obesity is caused, he argues, not by the quantity of calories you eat but by the quality. Good Calories vs Bad Calories IdealShape The Difference between Good Calories and Bad Calories When you re eating the right amount of calories for you and your goals, you can lose weight But even if you re eating the right amount of bad calories weight loss is going to be a lot difficult. Good Calories, Bad Calories Challenging the Conventional Aug , He is the author of Nobel Dreams , Bad Science The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion , and Good Calories, Bad Calories , titled The Diet Delusion in the UK and Australia. Good Calories, Bad Calories Kindle Edition Good Calories, Bad Calories Kindle Edition heart disease gary taubes low carb weight loss bad calories good calories calories bad low fat conventional wisdom lose weight get fat must read saturated fat blood sugar highly recommend diseases of civilization blood pressure lost Good Calories Vs Bad Calories The Difference Matters Good vs bad calories Imagine for a moment if you nourished yourself only with pure sugar.If you didn t consume calories in sugar than you expended, your weight would remain the same. Good Calories, Bad Calories Good Calories, Bad Calories Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health published as The Diet Delusion in the United Kingdom and Australia is a What Are Good Calories Healthfully Empty Calories To consume good calories, you should start avoiding empty calorie foods According to ChooseMyPlate, empty calorie foods contribute a lot of calories to your daily intake without adding many beneficial nutrients Foods high in added fats and sugars are generally categorized as empty calories. Calorie Intake Guidlines The Difference Between Good and Good Calories vs Bad Calories Here s the thing If we ate just spoonfuls of sugar all day, we would ultimately die There are no nutrients to accompany those sugar calories and our bodies

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      Gary Taubes is an American science writer He is the author of Nobel Dreams 1987 , Bad Science The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion 1993 , and Good Calories, Bad Calories 2007 , titled The Diet Delusion 2008 in the UK and Australia His book Why We Get Fat And What to Do About It was released in December 2010 In December 2010 Taubes launched a blog at GaryTaubes to promote the book s release and to respond to critics His main hypothesis is based on Carbohydrates generate insulin, which causes the body to store fat.Taubes studied applied physics at Harvard University BS, 1977 and aerospace engineering at Stanford University MS, 1978 After receiving a master s degree in journalism at Columbia University in 1981, Taubes joined Discover magazine as a staff reporter in 1982 Since then he has written numerous articles for Discover, Science and other magazines Originally focusing on physics issues, his interests have recently turned to medicine and nutrition.Taubes s books have all dealt with scientific controversies Nobel Dreams takes a critical look at the politics and experimental techniques behind the Nobel Prize winning work of physicist Carlo Rubbia Bad Science is a chronicle of the short lived media frenzy surrounding the Pons Fleischmann cold fusion experiments of 1989.

    253 thoughts on “Good Calories, Bad Calories”

    1. It is fitting that I finished this book while descending for landing over Newark airport in the middle of intense turbulence. It was the airsickness that the turbulent descent caused that I consider fitting. The sickening feeling one is left with after reading this book is similar: it starts slowly, it rises almost imperceptibly, but eventually, it seizes you almost entirely and renders you incapable of perceiving anything else.Such is Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes, a book of such s [...]

    2. This book is like the Copernican Revolution of diet advice: reverse one key assumption, and suddenly all the evidence that didn't fit the previous hypothesis suddenly makes sense. Taubes suggests that we've mixed up cause and effect: we don't get fat because we eat too many calories and don't get enough exercise. It's the other way around: we eat too many calories and don't have the energy to exercise because we're fat. That is to say, obesity is a medical condition caused by our body channeling [...]

    3. Holy RESEARCH, Batman. Wow. It seems like Gary Taubes maybe took a lot of guff after his controversial piece in the New York Times, and decided to just let all his critics have it by burying them in tons and tons of data.I have read about low-carb diets before, but nothing really convincing (to me, anyway, because I loves my bread). This 600+ page whopper really drives the point home that of all the variables in our diets, the one thing that affects the most change when it's reduced, increased, [...]

    4. I've often been asked what's the best way to lose 10 lbs quickly, usually by someone who is getting ready for some major event. A few times, I've answered: "You could cut off one of your legs." For some reason, this answer never goes over that well. And yes, its not as funny as I first thought, but it does have a point.Of course, most people mean they want to lose some subcutaneous fat. That is why most people ridicule the early weight loss on a low carb diet: it's only water that you lost, so i [...]

    5. First the bad - this book is a slog, especially the first third of it. It definitely takes some effort to read. That said, if you're interested in nutrition, or fitness, or biology or, as I am, debunking and exposing bad science, you should read this book. Taubes makes a convincing case for the idea that the dietary guidelines we Americans have been getting for the last forty years are not healthy and are making us fatter and less fit. He shows how obesity is considered a moral failing (laziness [...]

    6. This is by no means an "easy read" nor an easy argument. Taubes reviews the scientific literature relating to diet, obsesity and chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. He tells us why the recent focus on low-fat, high carbohydrate diets is not based on credible scientific evidence. The argument has been that high fat diets cause heart disease. Taubes argues that consuming sugar and refined carbohydrates causes the body to produce excessive insulin which causes fat retention. This h [...]

    7. I read this 500 page tome in 2 days. Resisted starting to re-read because I promised it to others. This is by outstanding science journalist Gary Taubes. I had so many light bulbs going on while I read this that I was almost blinded. I'm a chemist and I have taken a course in chemical thermodynamics. His treatment of 'all calories are not created equally' was revelatory. For a long time the nutritionists argument that because you can extract (by testing with a bomb calorimeter in a lab) 9 calori [...]

    8. This is NOT a diet book (as one might imagine from looking at the cover) it's an quietly revolutionary treatise by a very accomplished science journalist. It's a very dense book that requires a lot of thought, especially from somebody like me with only cursory background in biology. Nevertheless, I find it absolutely fascinating. Taubes not only undermines a lot of the basic nutritional wisdom we all grew up with, he details the historical evolution of scientific thought about nutrition in a way [...]

    9. I had thought about the theme of this book for awhile -- what explicit scientific research supports our knowledge of nutrition. Taube answers these questions particularly in his contention that refined carbohydrates lead to a myriad of "diseases of civilization". What differentiates this book from the endless advice of health magazines, doctors and pop nutritionists is the specific scientific studies he uses in the construction of his argument and the historical research concerning how our curre [...]

    10. Still in the first part of this book, but so far it is a thorough overview of the history of medical research into diet. It has almost completely shattered my view of the state of government-funded research in America. It is disturbing to discover that everything you have heard about healthy eating your whole life might be totally wrong.

    11. It's difficult to recommend this book highly enough. There are at least three topics about which the common wisdom is completely overturned by the author in this book: the physiology of fat accumulation and obesity, the causes of the "diseases of civilization" such diabetes and heart conditions, and the nature of a healthy diet which will produce weight loss along with physical and mental well-being. Pretty much everything we have been brought up to believe regarding these subjects is fundamenta [...]

    12. Honestly, I never finished the book. At first I thought it was incredible, and the explanation of how our culture came to embrace the food pyramid and the switch to processed carbo-loaded foods was fascinating and infuriating. But like any good contrarian, as I got further into the book I started to question many of the authors sources too. It's too one sided. I'd like a little more give and take even if it ultimately ended up with the same conclusion. With the one sided format you start to ques [...]

    13. This book changed the way I thought about food. Taubes' analysis of existing studies is convincing and I'm relieved that he has done all the reading for me. To summarize, sugar will kill you and you should cut back on carbs. At times, it is exhausting to read through endless verbal descriptions of graphs and tables. I'll also point out that he lambastes scientists for having biases and agendas, while the book has a very dominant agenda throughout.

    14. This book is extremely technical, you almost need a background in nutrition to understand some of the research presented. For an easier digestible book about glycemic load, check out theGlycemic-load Diet

    15. Lots of science, lots of suggestion that the hypotheses have driven the interpretation of the evidence, rather than the evidence supporting or refuting the hypotheses.I don't know what to think about the overall book yet--I still have some pages to wade through. It almost feels like being persuaded that the world is flat.

    16. This is a long review, but I wanted to quote from the Epilogue because I think it sums up with whole book in fairly simple language. So if you read this you can pat yourself on the back and say "I just read a 601 page book today, summed up". I think Gary Taubes findings will surprise you, it seems to go against everything I thought I knew about nutrition. And since I have a tendency to believe everything I read, I'm very confused right now. The whole time I was "reading" this book (I read two [...]

    17. What makes people fat? Is red meat unhealthy? Will a diet low in saturated fat reduce your risk for heart diseases? It’s fair to say that most of us have grown accustomed to the conventional wisdom that is often used to answer these questions, i.e being lazy makes people fat, red meat is unhealthy, and, of course, a diet low in saturated fat is better for you than one high in saturated fat. Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories, asks us to consider one more question though: have a [...]

    18. Nothing is more frustrating than following all the right steps, sticking to your good eating and exercise habits, getting on the scale and seeing absolutely no drop. Or worse, you've gained.But what if they were wrong? You know, all those rules your mother or father instilled into your young mind about staying away from cheese and butter, eating low-fat and limiting red meat. What if the government's famous food pyramid was actually based on incomplete data, that when actually looked at closely, [...]

    19. I read Good Calories, Bad Calories over several months. This book is incredibly well researched (Gary Taubes says he's spent over fifteen years researching the book), and very well written. It examines the science behind the "carbohydrate hypothesis." The hypothesis is that excess carbohydrate consumption, specifically sugar, high fructose corn syrup and other refined carbohydrates (e.g. white bread and white rice) is behind the rise in obesity over the last twenty years.In order to make this ar [...]

    20. A ginormous book! A ton of research, little dry, but still bunch of information.This book would be more suitable for medical professionals, while his other book "Why we get fat" is recommended for mortals like me :)

    21. This book is one of the most important health books I have ever read.(My copy was called 'The Diet Delusion' which is the UK and Australian etc. title of the book 'Good Calories, Bad Calories'.)The author is incredibly intelligent and that this book took the author more than five years to write, shows. I've read few health books so intelligently written as this one.I thought I was quite well educated about diet and the need to restrict refined carbohydrates (for good health and to stop weight ga [...]

    22. scientific journalism in regards to how to evaluate science. Persons with last names liek "Keys" are generally bad for our society (i.e. Ancel Keys, Alan Keyes, John Maynard Keynes, Alicia Keys etc). Okay I just made up that hypothesis myself. But it helps me remember Ancel Keys name. He's the Univ. of Minnesota physiologist who first demonized cholesterol despite the fact that there wasn't any conclusive evidence that it caused heart attacks or other problems.This book is very heavy on research [...]

    23. To decide if you want to bite into a book this dense, read this article: The Sugar Conspiracy - The Guardian. It speaks about nearly everything this book does, but in a much more readable way and with a lot less detail. If the article satisfies you, look no further. If it leaves you wanting more, then get this book. I enjoyed reading it because it confirms the book, and I enjoy having my opinions confirmed.Here are the 8 main points made in this book, paraphrased:1. Eating fat does not cause obe [...]

    24. This book turns everything we thought we knew about good nutrition on its ear. For starters, the idea that you have to burn the same number of calories that you eat every day to avoid gaining weight is a myth. You think you can burn off that 500-calorie dessert you just ate? You would have to run for miles.d milesd miles-- in a word, it's impossible. So is it hopeless? No. It's not the number of calories (though I suppose it's possible to overdo), it's the KIND of calories. Believe it or not, th [...]

    25. My new motto is "145 by July," meaning I would like to trim 50 pounds of fat accumulated over 20 years in approximately six months. In the process, I am hoping to see a reduction in my blood pressure and the level of triglycerides in my bloodstream to a more acceptable level. For anyone who subscribes to the conventional wisdom about dieting, this is a truly Quixotic aspiration.Gary Taubes, in Good Calories, Bad Calories, attempts to turn the conventional wisdom on its a head. A historian of sci [...]

    26. Taubes is an unbelievable researcher. Obviously with any book quoting studies, data and conclusions can be manipulated, however his ability to pull examples and studies from many different disciplines and time periods have thoroughly convinced me that sugar in more than small amounts is very, very bad.bacco smoking bad. least when is comes to chronic disease. It also convinced me to substitue fat calories for sugar/carb calories. I have lost 15 lbs so far and feel greatjust from limiting my dail [...]

    27. If you have any interest in the history of modern nutritional recommendations or are bothered by the continual contradictions of those same recommendations, this is a book you need to read. Gary Taubes is a science journalist and he's done some serious digging into the background of the numerous studies and papers that have proffered a nutritional orthodoxy on the basis of 'reasonable conjectures' that continue to run counter to actual evidence.•Does eating fat make you fat?•Does exercise ma [...]

    28. All my life, everything I learned about nutrition focused on low-fat diets. Supposedly, a low-fat diet was the grail to good living. So why did 30 years of a "healthy" low-fat diet give me elevated blood sugar and high cholesterol? Why do I feel and look so much better after 3 months on a low-carb, high-fat diet?Taubes does an excellent job of using historical and modern research to explain why the low-fat dogma has been embraced by the medical community and the government, despite decades -- na [...]

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