Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It by Gary Taubes

why we get fatI know it’s counter to what we’ve been taught over the past 40 years. But, let’s face it, since the government came up with the food pyramid back in the 60s or 70s, obesity has exploded. And, really, do we want to eat according to something the government came up with? Not me!

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It is a compelling read. And it makes sense to me. I recall the times I gained weight:

– when my Mom bought me a bread maker
– when I was doing a summer program in Quebec and the cafeteria menu was practically devoid of protein.
– last week when I was stressed out and I ate a whole bag of croutons

One of my best friends put on 30 lbs when she became a vegetarian.

Even Elton John noticed it when he sang “Now the poor get fat” in The Bitch is Back.

Read the book. Make up your mind.

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