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Confronting, essential reading,
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This review is from: Why We Get Fat: And What to Do about It (Rough Cut) (Hardcover)
I was a confirmed low-carb sceptic before I started reading this book. But having had two children in the last four years, I was struggling to lose the extra weight I'd gained and was prepared to consider every alternative. I then heard about the book and a read of the Amazon reviews persuaded me to give the book a chance.
This is now probably one of the most significant books I've read. It has completely challenged everything I thought I knew about diet and nutrition and I'm staggered to see how little scentific evidence there is for so much of what we believe about weight management.
Taubes' book is well-written, thoroughly-researched and utterly compelling. His style is very easy to read -- even the complex, in-depth explanations -- and his conclusions will change the way I eat.
I highly recommend "Why We get Fat" for anyone who wants to make informed health choices (although, yes, be prepared for the deckle edges).