Building upon his critical work in Excellent Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh proof for his insurance claim, Gary Taubes revisits the immediate concern of what's making us fat-- and how we can change.
He exposes the bad dietary science of the last century-- none more damaging or misguided than the "calories-in, calories-out" design of why we get fat-- and the excellent science that has actually been ignored. He likewise addresses the most relentless questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What functions do exercise and genes play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we prevent? Convincing, simple, and practical, Why We Get Fat is a vital guide to nutrition and weight management.