“Kiss” Calories in, Calories goodbye – it simple can’t explain the complex issue of weight gain (see “Your Trainer May be Making You Fat”). Jonathan Bailor of “The Smarter Science of Slim” has recently posted a fantastic video illustrating why eating more and exercising less may not be working for you.
Although it may be common knowledge that eating sugar makes you fat and causes tooth decay, little do most folks know that it’s also correlated with cardio vascular disease (CVD), hypertension, diabetes II, and even some cancers.
I’ve had several questions concerning Gary Taubes’ book Good Calories, Bad Calories. Most questions have been from folks who believe that there are just not enough hours in the day to read a two-inch-thick, nonfiction book on nutrition. So for those who are only interested in the “cliffs notes” version, you can give a big thanks to Greg of www.gutsandblackstuff.com. Greg not only provides one-paragraph summaries of each chapter, he also condenses the entire book of 601 pages into ten short sentences:
Mr. Taubes reminds us of the importance of critically examining the controlling variables in scientific research. So often correlations are made without recognizing exactly what variables affected the outcome. With this in mind, Mr. Taubes examines the following questions in his most recent blog post: “is it the total calories consumed that is the variable determining weight loss? And, by the same token, is it the calories consumed (or expended) that determines how much weight we gain?”