why we get fat

Interesting Book: Why We Get Fat

Hey there Guys. I’m currently reading a very interesting book “Why We Get Fat” by Gary Taubes.

I have to say that this book has really been fascinating in explaining how fat is a very active metabolic agent and not just a fat lump that does nothing.

Through his research he explores the roles of hormonal balance and imbalance that leads to discoveries that are quite contradictory to modern healthy eating guides.  Energy in vs energy out is not the be all and end all of healthy weight management.

I find his writing to be very engaging though can get a little scientifically bogged down at times especially when he starts explaining the varying hormonal pathways. The take home message however is very clear.

Overall it’s an interesting read and certainly his suggestions working towards keeping insulin levels down and avoiding the development of insulin resistance is a good goal for maintaining a healthy body, no matter what size.

From the Amazon reviews:

My husband read this book in January of 2012 and lost almost 90 pounds during the course of the year. It works and Gary Tauber is a genius. This way of eating can be done at home, on the road, at any restaurant and is completely sustainable and easy to follow.

As I say to my patients, we are aiming for healthy lifestyle and eating, not short lived diets that never succeed in the long term.

You can check out the book here: Why We Get Fat, Gary Tauber

Yours in great health.

Dr George

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