In the May 7, 2012 cover story for Newsweek, Why We Get Fat author Gary Taubes discusses the research that has been ignored and the mistakes that have been made by America’s “anti-obesity establishment” in their efforts to curb the nation’s growing weight problem. As Taubes explains, current campaigns to battle obesity rely on centuries-old research. The solution, he says, may rely on “changing the entire American food economy and rewriting our beliefs about what constitutes a healthy diet.” Click to read the article on The Daily Beast.
For more from Taubes, read the National Bestseller Why We Get Fat, in which he reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century—none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat—and the good science that has been ignored. Taubes also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid? Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management. Click to read an excerpt.