managing an LCHF lifestyle in Israel
(March 23, 2011)
When you want a book translated …
Recently I read the book “Why we get fat and what to do about it”, by Gary Taubes.
The book is divided into two parts:
In the first part Taubes explains why “truths” known today about proper nutrition doesn’t make sense. An example – On one hand we’re told to exercise more as means to lose weight, on the other hand it’s said that hard work develops the appetite … Taubes writes about studies who don’t show any relationship between amounts of calories we eat and spend and our weight, studies on changes in eating habits following the industrial revolution and its impact on us, and more. In short, by his words, “biology, not physics”.
In the second part he explains the body’s metabolic processes, with emphasis on insulin and cholesterol. – “Once we know how the body works, we’ll know what to do” is a repeated statement and I can only agree. Once we know how the body works and what causes obesity, diabetes and other “western world” diseases , we can understand and feel ourselves what’s good for our body, and won’t need unnecessary drugs and unfounded eating advice (and sometimes even harmful).
The second part also has references to studies, some very eyeopening! Towards the end, Taubes writes about different food types that we should eat or avoid.
Despite the numerous references to studies (there’s a long list of all sources at the end), the simple direct writing of Taubes allows for fluent and easy reading.
I want this book translated to Hebrew!