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Nov 30, 2017

It seems that nowadays, aside from religion and politics, one of the most hotly debated topics is that of nutrition.

Should we eat high carb diets? Low carb? High fat? High protein? What about wheat or gluten? Should we eat meat or adopt a vegan diet?

There are as many opinions as there are people — and books, magazines and websites are overflowing with information showing you the “right” way to eat and exercise to lose weight.

But if “eating less and moving more” is all it takes to lose weight and enjoy a healthy lifestyle, why are so many of us fat and getting fatter?

In this episode, I chat with Gary Taubes, bestselling author of three books, The Case Against Sugar (2016), Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It (2011) and Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007).

We talk about the sharp rise of obesity and diabetes in America, the structural hurdles to effective nutrition research, and explore the common myth that a calorie is just a calorie.

Here are a few other things you’ll learn in this interview:

  • How diets shifted in the last century, and what impact it’s having on our bodies today.
  • Why a carb isn’t just a carb — and why you should know the difference
  • Is the sugar industry the new Big Tobacco?
  • What role genetics play in our health, and how much is under our control
  • Why humans are so attracted to sugar and how to break the habit
  • Gary’s suggestions to improve your health, drop body fat and feel terrific
  • The benefits of fasting and how you can try it out yourself

And a bunch more.

If you think at all about your health, give this podcast a listen. 

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2 Comments
  • a year and a half ago
    John amith
    Good to listen to people with other ideas usually. But in this case this guy is not using actual science, but his opinion. His books have been debunked many times. Google Alan Aragon for more info.
  • a year and a half ago
    Michael Broom Smith
    Hi

    Sorry to see you interview Taubes and I use the word “interview” as this was more like a political broadcast on behalf of Gary Taubes and let his views go completely unchallenged and therefore allowing your follows to be led to believe that what he says is a given.

    How can a man be taken seriously who pretty much starts the “interview” with the words “I have convinced myself that butter and bacon are good for me”.

    I am not going to try and argue every point he makes here but I am afraid I think you have really done yourself a disservice by hosting this particular podcast.

    There are plenty of studies out there and plenty of evidence out there (four words China Study and Blue Zones) to indicate that a plant based diet (plants are carbs BTW) is the right diet for human kind and the planet.

    I may have misunderstood the message that Taubes is giving but I am afraid it was enough for me to unsubscribe from your newsletter and Twitter.

    All the best for the future.
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