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Why You Shouldn't Listen to Gary Taubes

Uncategorized Nov 04, 2019

If there's anybody who is promoting this idea that insulin is ruining our health and making us fat, it's Gary Taubes. He's the best-selling author of Good Calories, Bad Calories, Why We Get Fat, and The Case Against Sugar.

Taubes is a good story-teller, which is part of the problem. His book is more narrative than it is fact. He twists a lot of facts to make his story work.

There's a lot of problems with his hypothesis, which says that carbs release insulin, which shuttles energy into the fat cells, and then we all get fat. He says we overeat because we're getting fat and insulin acts like this horizontal growth hormone.

When I read Why We Get Fat in 2011, I started doing paleo for awhile. Those were in the days when I didn't have good mechanisms to sort information and figure out what was good and what was wrong. But one book altered my diet and my health.

Did I stop binging and fasting? Nope. The problem was the binging and my behavior, not the composition of my diet. More on that later.

These days I don't take Taubes seriously. His own initiative to finally confirm once and for all that his theory was correct failed miserably and wasted $40 million.

Yet he keeps parroting the same BS he's been parroting for the past 15 years. It's time to stop. At least it's time for me to expose him.

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