Thursday, February 28, 2013

February 2013 Books and Movies

Why We Get Fat (And What to Do About It)
Gary Taubes

This was a real eye opener. For years we have been fed the calories in/ calories out methodology of losing/ gaining weight. This book reminds us of how our ancestors never knew of a carbohydrate as processed as we know it. Up until the middle of the 20th century doctors prescribed diets low in carbohydrates and high in protein (full fat, not lean) with equal amounts of veggies for patients suffering from heart disease, diabetes and any number of ailments. Unfortunately, there are some people who don't lose weight through any diet because of complications such as hormonal disruption or PCOS. I was disappointed that the book did not discuss this at all but still agree with the sound idea of reducing our dependency on processed carbohydrates.