Why We Get Fat

Author: Gary Taubes
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 030759551X
Release Date: 2010-12-28
Genre: Health & Fitness

What’s making us fat? And how can we change? Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, bestselling author Gary Taubes revisits these urgent questions. Taubes 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. Complete with an easy-to-follow diet. Featuring a new afterword with answers to frequently asked questions. Don't miss Gary Taubes's latest book, The Case Against Sugar, available now.

Why We Get Fat and what to Do about it

Author: Gary Taubes
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307272706
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Health & Fitness

An award-winning science journalist reveals the role of certain carbohydrates in today's obesity epidemic while denouncing calorie-based nutritional practices, in a report that includes coverage of such topics as genetics, the politics behind nutritional guidelines and foods to eat and avoid.

The Case Against Sugar

Author: Gary Taubes
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780451493996
Release Date: 2016-12-27
Genre: Health & Fitness

From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick. Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society. From the Hardcover edition.

Good Calories Bad Calories

Author: Gary Taubes
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9781400033461
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Health & Fitness

Argues that refined carbohydrates are the cause of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer; that overeating and sedentary behavior are side effects of increased insulin; and that removing these carbohydrates from one's diet is the only way to lose weight.

Cavewomen Don t Get Fat

Author: Esther Blum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476707716
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Health & Fitness

From “a woman who is about to become as famous in the diet and fitness industries as Martha Stewart is in the world of home decoration” (Liz Jones, The Daily Mail), this back-to-basics approach helps you keep a protein-rich, hormone-balancing, and detoxifying diet to build muscle, catalyze fat loss, and feel gorgeous fast. Weight loss may seem like a modern idea, but studies show that the solution is ancient: a natural diet of lean protein, vegetables, fruit, seeds, and nuts—and no processed starches—leads to a strong, healthy body that works well and looks great. Millions of years of evolutionary history can’t be wrong, and Esther Blum, a holistic nutritionist for nearly two decades, has helped her clients get gorgeous and strong by reinstating the simple, high-protein, low-carb diet that our bodies naturally crave. Esther believes that the greatest gift you can give yourself is a lean, gorgeous body—for life. Through a potent combination of hormonal balance, a detoxified system, and muscle mass, anyone can achieve great results by following some simple no-nonsense tips. Esther breaks her diet down into three easy and sustainable phases: first, a two-week detox, followed by a second phase of hormone balance and fat loss, and then finally, a maintenance phase, which keeps you within 3 to 5 percent of your body fat ideal. Smart, sassy, and sensible, Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat will help women everywhere feel and stay gorgeous from the inside out.

French Women Don t Get Fat

Author: Mireille Guiliano
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781400044801
Release Date: 2004-12-28
Genre: Cooking

The #1 national bestseller that launched a fabulous French Revolution about how to approach healthy living: the ultimate non-diet book—now with more recipes. French women don’t get fat, even though they enjoy bread and pastry, wine, and regular three-course meals. Unlocking the simple secrets of this “French paradox”—how they enjoy food while staying slim and healthy—Mireille Guiliano gives us a charming, inspiring take on health and eating for our times. For anyone who has slipped out of her Zone, missed the flight to South Beach, or accidentally let a carb pass her lips, here is a positive way to stay trim, a culture’s most precious secrets recast for the twenty-first century. A life of wine, bread—even chocolate—without girth or guilt? Pourquoi pas?

Always Hungry

Author: David Ludwig
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
ISBN: 9781455533855
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Forget calories. Forget cravings. Forget dieting. ALWAYS HUNGRY? reveals a liberating new way to tame hunger and lose weight . . . for good. Forget everything you've been taught about dieting. In the New York Times bestseller ALWAYS HUNGRY?, renowned endocrinologist Dr. David Ludwig explains why traditional diets don't work, and presents a radical new plan to help you lose weight without hunger, improve your health, and feel great.For over two decades, Dr. Ludwig has been at the forefront of research into weight control. His groundbreaking studies show that overeating doesn't make you fat; the process of getting fat makes you overeat. That's because fat cells play a key role in determining how much weight you gain or lose. Low-fat diets work against you, by triggering fat cells to hoard more calories for themselves, leaving too few for the rest of the body. This "hungry fat" sets off a dangerous chain reaction that leaves you feeling ravenous as your metabolism slows down. Cutting calories only makes the situation worse-creating a battle between mind and metabolism that we're destined to lose. You gain more weight, even as you struggle to eat less food. ALWAYS HUNGRY? turns dieting on its head with a three-phase program that ignores calories and targets fat cells directly. The recipes and meal plan include luscious high fat foods (like nuts and nut butters, full fat dairy, avocados, and dark chocolate), savory proteins, and natural carbohydrates. The result? Fat cells release their excess calories and you lose weight-and inches-without battling cravings and constant hunger. This is dieting without deprivation. ONE OF THE "BEST DIETS 2016" (NPR'S THE SALT) "10 MOST EXCITING HEALTHY BOOKS TO READ IN 2016," (WELL + GOOD)

10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat

Author: Frank Lipman
Publisher: Hay House
ISBN: 1401947913
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Health & Fitness

"Are you tired of feeling worn out, sick, and overweight? Why is it that we experience weight gain, fatigue, aches and pains, illnesses, and memory loss as we get older? And, more importantly, do we have to? These ailments do become more common in our 30s and 40s, but they are by no means inevitable. In fact, we are perfectly capable of remaining slim and vigorous, and our brains can absolutely stay clear and sharp - if we give them what they need. The problem is that most of us don't do that. We don't realize what our bodies need, so we eat the wrong foods, skimp on sleep, and deprive our bodies of the movement they crave. Overwhelmed by the stresses and the pressures of our lives, we take a host of prescriptions, never realizing how they might be disrupting our body's innate ability to heal. Most insidious of all, many of us lack the personal support and the community that we need to feel fully alive. Instead, we buy into the myth that age means decline. A pioneer and internationally recognized expert in integrative and functional medicine, Dr. Frank Lipman proves that you don't have to feel this way. You have a choice! In his latest book, Dr. Lipman breaks through the common myths and misconceptions surrounding aging and dieting, and he zeroes in on what you need to do in order to feel your very best. His two-week Revitalize Program brings together key information regarding insulin resistance and carbohydrate intolerance, gut and hormonal imbalances, sleep disorders medications and supplements, and community support, and features- - delicious, nutritious recipes to support you along the way - handy shopping lists and meal plans - simple exercises, meditation practices, and restorative yoga sequences - information about powerful anti-aging and digestive supplements and vitamins and more! Dr. Lipman also offers a lifelong Maintenance Program, so that after two life-changing weeks, you can continue on your path toward ultimate health and wellness for years to come. In just two weeks, you can feel so much better than you ever imagined! This is a book that you'll want to share with your family, friends . . . and anyone else whose health you care about!"

Bad science

Author: Gary Taubes
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015026983059
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Science

A science journalist brings to life one of the greatest scientific frauds of our times with the story of the two obscure researchers who claimed to have discovered a clean, no-fuss method for harnessing the energy of a hydrogen bomb. 20,000 first printing.

The Big Fat Surprise

Author: Nina Teicholz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451624441
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Health & Fitness

A New York Times bestseller Named one of The Economist’s Books of the Year 2014 Named one of The Wall Street Journal’s Top Ten Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 Forbes’s Most Memorable Healthcare Book of 2014 Named a Best Food Book of 2014 by Mother Jones Named one of Library Journal's Best Books of 2014 In The Big Fat Surprise, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: that everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. She documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health. For decades, we have been told that the best possible diet involves cutting back on fat, especially saturated fat, and that if we are not getting healthier or thinner it must be because we are not trying hard enough. But what if the low-fat diet is itself the problem? What if the very foods we’ve been denying ourselves—the creamy cheeses, the sizzling steaks—are themselves the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease? In this captivating, vibrant, and convincing narrative, based on a nine-year-long investigation, Teicholz shows how the misinformation about saturated fats took hold in the scientific community and the public imagination, and how recent findings have overturned these beliefs. She explains why the Mediterranean Diet is not the healthiest, and how we might be replacing trans fats with something even worse. This startling history demonstrates how nutrition science has gotten it so wrong: how overzealous researchers, through a combination of ego, bias, and premature institutional consensus, have allowed dangerous misrepresentations to become dietary dogma. With eye-opening scientific rigor, The Big Fat Surprise upends the conventional wisdom about all fats with the groundbreaking claim that more, not less, dietary fat—including saturated fat—is what leads to better health and wellness. Science shows that we have been needlessly avoiding meat, cheese, whole milk, and eggs for decades and that we can now, guilt-free, welcome these delicious foods back into our lives.

The Obesity Code

Author: Jason Fung
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 9781771641272
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Health & Fitness

Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss. In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.

Eat Fat Get Thin

Author: Mark Hyman
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316338844
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Genre: Health & Fitness

A revolutionary new diet program based on the latest science showing the importance of fat in weight loss and overall health, from # 1 bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman. Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the immense health and weight-loss benefits of a high-fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods. In his new book, bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explains how to EAT FAT, GET THIN, and achieve optimum wellness along the way. Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice, EAT FAT, GET THIN is the cutting edge way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel your best.

Nobel dreams

Author: Gary Taubes
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN: UOM:39015015763769
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Science

A renowned science writer examines the work being done by high-energy physicists in their quest to understand how the universe began, what it is made of, and where it is headed

Why Quantum Physicists Don t Get Fat

Author: Greg Kuhn
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1478156805
Release Date: 2012-07-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

Finally say goodbye to unwanted weight! Have you tried to lose weight only to wind up gaining it all back (and more)? Have you dieted and been unsuccessful at losing your unwanted weight, once and for all? Are you tired of trying to hide your weight gains from family and friends because weight loss plans just don?t seem to work for you? If you answered ?yes? to any of those questions, you?re no different than millions of Americans; you?ve been frustrated by your seeming inability to lose your unwanted weight. It might surprise you, though, to learn that the specific diets you?ve tried aren?t the problem. Would it surprise you further to learn that you definitely aren?t the problem either? The problem is not the weight loss plans and neither is it you. The problem is the science! The diets you?ve tried have failed you because they are based on old, outdated science. Science that has, in fact, been replaced, right under your nose, by an amazingly accurate and incredibly reliable one called quantum physics. Why Quantum Physicists Don?t Get Fat will teach you, in simple, everyday language, to unlock the awesome power of quantum physics to inject any weight loss plan with nitro-boosting rocket fuel. You?ll quickly find that the great-feeling, slender body you?ve dreamed of is just around the corner!

The Secret Life of Fat The Science Behind the Body s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

Author: Sylvia Tara
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393244847
Release Date: 2016-12-27
Genre: Health & Fitness

A biochemist shows how we can finally control our fat—by understanding how it works. Fat is not just excess weight, but actually a dynamic, smart, and self-sustaining organ that influences everything from aging and immunity to mood and fertility. With cutting-edge research and riveting case studies—including the story of a girl who had no fat, and that of a young woman who couldn’t stop eating—Dr. Sylvia Tara reveals the surprising science behind our most misunderstood body part and its incredible ability to defend itself. Exploring the unexpected ways viruses, hormones, sleep, and genetics impact fat, Tara uncovers the true secret to losing weight: working with your fat, not against it.