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Gary Taubes, Live (ish)

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Gary Taubes, Live (ish)
Well, it's about as live as you can get him without living down the block from him in Manhattan. He's talking at Berkeley on obesity, and all the bad science on it, or, as he calls it, "the pseudo-science of obesity," and you can watch and listen to him explode all the fallacies on a tiny download of a webcast that got right up and played on my computer, no trouble at all, and I'm one of the minority on a Mac. Recommended!

Gary's book: Good Calories, Bad Calories. Also recommended!

And don't just take it from me. Here's a recommendation from a commenter the other day, on my blog item, "American Pie: Is Fat The New Normal?"

Gary Taubes helped save my life. I was 5'4", 297 lbs. and probably would've had diabetes by now or worse if not for his Times article. I've lost 125lbs. and feel better at 33 than I did at 23.

Everyone here has made great points about HFCS, portion size etc. However, a person who is morbidly obese is that way not just because of what they put in their mouth, but also why they put it there. Carbs just allow you to get fatter faster.

The first step to conquering obesity is mental reprogramming. You have to deal with whatever is making you self-medicate with pie.

That being said, losing a large amount of weight is easy if you eat a natural human diet as opposed to the low-fat, low-calorie nonsense that we've been force fed.

Posted by: nightwitch at December 26, 2007 1:33 AM