Gary Taubes

The Case for Keto: Gary Taubes Explains the Science Behind a Low-Carb Diet

David and Renee talk to Gary Taubes, an investigative science researcher, about the low-carb diet we all know as “keto” to better understand how it works. David and I agree on very little in life. That’s a topic for another day. But one thing we’re both curious about is the reason for how we feel when we adhere to a relatively low-carb way of eating. While we still take pleasure in eating, we wanted to learn more about the science behind a more modest intake of carbs. So we sought out one of the most knowledgable and controversial authorities on the topic, investigative science journalist Gary Taubes, so he could elucidate us with his understanding of the science of weight loss following years of research. Here’s what he had to say.—Renee Schettler.
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Gary Taubes — The Case for Keto: Rethinking Weight Control and the Science and Practice of Low-Carb/High-Fat Eating

According to the CDC, in 2020 36.5 percent of adult Americans are obese, with another 32.5 percent overweight. In all, this means that 69 percent — more than two-thirds — of all adults are overweight or obese. Two-thirds. Is it possible that the dietary and nutrition advice we have been given for the past half century needs revising? That is the conclusion of the work of the renowned science journalist Gary Taubes, who has been studying and writing about this topic for the past quarter century in this and previous books, Good Calories Bad Calories, Why We Get Fat and The Case Against Sugar. After a century of misunderstanding the differences between diet, weight control, and health, The Case for Keto revolutionizes how we think about healthy eating.
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HealthThe Guardian

Gary Taubes: 'Obesity isn’t a calorie problem, it’s a hormone problem'

Over the past two decades, the UK’s rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes have spiralled, something that has invariably been blamed on our intake of saturated fat. Conventional nutrition science argues this leads to elevated cholesterol levels and a greater risk of heart disease, but journalist Gary Taubes believes we need to rethink this idea. Over the past 20 years, Taubes has suggested that fat has been unfairly demonised, and instead our excessive carbohydrate and sugar consumption is to blame for many of these societal health problems, a concept that has begun to interest increasing numbers of scientists. In his new book, The Case for Keto, Taubes discusses the potential benefits of the ketogenic diet, a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet that is being studied as a potential treatment for a range of diseases, from obesity and diabetes, to even cancer and Alzheimer’s.
DietsWellness Mama

406: The Case for Keto: Rethinking Obesity and Weight Loss With Gary Taubes

Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 00:59:50 | Download transcript. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Pandora | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube | iHeartRadio. Gary Taubes is an award-winning scientist, health journalist, and author. You may know his books Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why...
Weight LossDiet Doctor

Diet Doctor Podcast #62 — Gary Taubes

Few individuals have helped more people learn about low-carb diets than investigative journalist Gary Taubes. Dr. Atkins receives a great deal of the credit for popularizing the low-carb approach in the 70s, but Taubes gets much of the credit for reigniting the flame with his 2002 article, “What if it’s all been a big fat lie?” followed by his book “Good Calories, Bad Calories.”
DietsDiet Doctor

Excerpt from ‘The Case for Keto’ by Gary Taubes

Getting fatter directly influences both hunger and cravings because your brain responds to your body’s needs. We have to live with two realities: that fat cells are exquisitely sensitive to insulin, and that this is a threshold effect. The two together have profound consequences for how different foods will affect not just weight but appetites — our hunger and the foods we crave. Those consequences, in turn, speak directly to the question of whether a drastic, supposedly “unbalanced” diet that removes an entire food category may be necessary.