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by 229 · July 31, 2013 at 4:22 AM

I get what Gary Taubes is saying about calories in & Out and most of the rest. So in Gary's Model, how does one actually lose fat? Would one have to do a temporary lower calorie diet and then eat normal to maintain metabolism??

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Matt_11 0 · July 03, 2013 at 3:02 AM

It's just calories in versus calories out. Count your calories... lose weight.

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by 17 · January 29, 2013 at 12:51 PM

link text I’m all for eating grass fed beef and avoiding factory fed. I read Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Eating Animals” and found it compelling. But it is expensive. I’m not sure there’s a significant health benefit from avoiding factory-fed beef... (more)

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Johan_Lindn 0 · January 29, 2013 at 12:19 PM

I agree with you, even though I respect Taubes I think he went the wrong way here. I don't think anyone of us knows the dangers or benefits of that garbage meat you were referring to. It might not be so bad or it could be worse. But if we are... (more)

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by 63 · December 14, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Taubes sounds German and he kinda looks german too, has a german nose Guyenet is a really cool sounding name but I have no idea what nationality it would be. Maybe English? Who knows

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TruthinessInc 0 · December 14, 2012 at 10:09 AM

A German Nose...wow...just...wow...

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by 77348 · August 09, 2012 at 4:37 AM

Not many people seem to have noticed - or cared - but CarbSane's long-promised, much-hyped appearance at AHS12 was cancelled at the eleventh hour for reasons that appear sketchy at best. http://carbsanity.blogspot.com/2012/08/ahs-2012.html So we... (more)

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by 667 · August 03, 2012 at 1:40 PM

There's obviously a burgeoning literature on the Paleo/Primal movement, but in my experience most books (or more often, jankety PDFs and Kindle files) seem to combine some science with quirky personal tales, heavily invested opinions and more... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · August 02, 2012 at 5:15 AM

If you can get your hands on it, read The Stone Age Diet by Dr. Walter Voegtlin. Papers published by Loren Cordain and S. Boyd Eaton are good and you can usually find those on Google Scholar. If you want "nitty-gritty science," check out... (more)

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by 77348 · July 27, 2012 at 5:14 AM

For starters, who's going to AHS this year? Anyone have any thoughts on the speakers/panels? Wow, I for one was surprised to see that Jimmy Moore will be moderating the safe starches panel... Isn't that like letting Dracula supervise the blood... (more)

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by 21258 · July 13, 2012 at 7:19 PM

I've having a regular Paleogasm here! On the first episode of BBC's 3-part series, they've: - Had positive talking points from Lustig and Taubes, as well as former and current industry insiders regarding current food "products" - Shown how Corn... (more)

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tj_8 0 · July 13, 2012 at 7:19 PM

first 2 eps are on youtube. and i just saw the third one via bbc iplayer.

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by 5324 · October 10, 2013 at 3:58 PM

I haven't really been paying too much attention to my salt intake in thinking that I know I'm not taking in too much, but after reading that, I might actually be taking in too... (more)

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glib 0 · October 10, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Well, one of the major reasons for salt being so valuable in history is that it was the only (poor) iodine supplement for a long time, and many areas of the world were iodine deficient already in the Paleolithic. Another major reason was meat.... (more)

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by 1672 · April 06, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Sorry, but for some reason I just can't figure this one out on my own so maybe you all can help! If fat doesn't make you fat, according to Taubes why is it that I feel we are constantly restricting intake of fats like nuts because according to... (more)

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HeavyMetalHomemaker 0 · April 04, 2014 at 4:27 PM

I guess I'm a minority here. I was feeling bad about myself with everything I've been reading online about nut butters, because I eat a LOT of nut butter. I mean, a LOT. I can easily devour a jar in a sitting (not that I do that very often...ok... (more)

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by 96 · December 29, 2013 at 4:18 PM

In Good Calories, Bad Calories and The Primal Blueprint, both authors state that it is impossible to gain weight without carbohydrates because insulin is required. Sorry, I don't have the references at hand. I'm so much healthier eating paleo,... (more)

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Jesusofsuburbia12 0 · December 29, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Mark clearly says here that studies show that if you eat 50% more calories on a ketogenic diet, you won't gain weight yet you won't lose either. http://www.askthelowcarbexperts.com/2012/02/5-ketosis-devil-or-angel-mark-sisson/ Edit: 21:00 (more)

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by 2394 · April 25, 2012 at 3:18 AM

So I'm looking for more books. Paleo/nutrition books. Like I always am. I loved Good Calories, Bad Calories by Taubes, I loved Robb's Paleo Solution, and I'm looking for more. Specifically though, I want to find some that go into the science... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · April 25, 2012 at 2:55 AM

Lots of graphs, charts, and the problems of epidemiology: The Great Cholesterol Con by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick The Great Cholesterol Con by Anthony Colpo Ignore the Awkward: How the Cholesterol Myths are Kept Alive by Dr. Ravnskov The Paleo... (more)

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by 956 · October 15, 2012 at 6:04 AM

For anyone who is in the Seattle area: Gary Taubes will be giving a talk this Monday, February 13th at the Great Hall in downtown Seattle. Tickets are only $5. I am almost positive I am going to go, anyone else want to... (more)

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HH 0 · October 15, 2012 at 6:04 AM

Let's go!!!!! oh wait, nevermind.

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by 425 · January 30, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Very surprised to find a mainstream email today from FastCompany today linking infographic about how pasta and bread, not bacon are the source of the obesity epidemic. Cites Taubes, and associated with new iPhone app from "Massive Health." ... (more)

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Karen_P_ 0 · January 30, 2012 at 9:31 PM

I don't fully understand the whole Taubes vs. Guyenet thing, so I'm not even going to go there. But my impression of it was that it could be very useful to folks who just don't get why we eat this way and why their Lean Cuisines aren't working. I... (more)

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by 550 · February 22, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Who do you think is right? Why? As far as I know: Berardi talks about Ecto/Meso/Endomorphs for fat/protein/carb ratios, Calories-In/Calories-Out, and Nutrient Timing (based on your workouts). Taubes talks about eating more fat, less carbs, and... (more)

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Nance 0 · January 13, 2012 at 2:12 AM

I think they both are almost certainly accurate in some assumptions and wrong in others. Berardi is not "paleo" but could probably be called traditional. Berardi and Taubes obviously share an appreciation of the importance of eating healthy... (more)

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by 14843 · May 06, 2012 at 8:12 PM

In his latest salvo in the carb/insulin vs food reward battle, Gary Taubes writes (emphasis mine): Well, for starters, the food reward/palatability hypothesis can’t explain the kinds of observations about obesity and weight regulation ... (more)

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Huey_1 0 · November 12, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Three words: Taubes Taubes Taubes. EDITED TO ADD: The question is, what caused the epidemic, which means we can ignore the baseline rate of obesity that existed in statistical studies before the advent of the epidemic. Thyroid problems? Ignore... (more)

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by 494 · October 02, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Via http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/10/02/magazine/29mag-food-issue.html?ref=magazine#/health Should I Be Afraid of Low-Calorie Sugar Substitutes? BY GARY TAUBES There's not nearly as much reason to fear sugar substitutes as... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · October 02, 2011 at 2:56 AM

Gary should stick to fighting Guyenet or cold fusion. He knows nada about excitotoxins.

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by 2791 · September 10, 2011 at 9:40 AM

According to this comment, Peter has not allowed through Stephan’s comment in rebuttal to his critique (this could well be software issue though – I hate trying to post comments on blogs). Stephan recently removed his post in response to Taubes’... (more)

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Mark_S_ 0 · September 06, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Don't know much about the whole thing, but it sounds like at its most basic level, it is good to have people question each other, instead of everyone accepting information because it sounds good, fits with what simply feels write, or falls in line... (more)

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by 12118 · September 06, 2011 at 2:02 PM

http://www.garytaubes.com/2011/09/catching-up-on-lost-time-ancestral-health-symposium-food-reward-palatability-insulin-signaling-carbohydrates-kettles-pots-other-odds-ends-part-i/ Now for the punch line to my shaggy dog story – i.e. iconic... (more)

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thhq 0 · September 03, 2011 at 2:25 AM

No and no. Taubes rode in on Atkin's horse. He's contributed nothing original. His kind of research is sophomore level lit searches followed by freshman level analysis. No lab work, just a lot of sensational hot air. In short he's a journalist... (more)

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by 12048 · December 30, 2011 at 8:28 PM

http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2011/08/ancestral-health-symposium-drama.html Do you think his rebuttal is solid?

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dzone 0 · August 11, 2011 at 3:38 AM

Yes. I would say that he made Taubes his bitch, but I think Taubes kinda made himself a bitch too. But now we will probably be regaled by Tom Naughton explaining how Stephan is doing “bad science” and Taubes is doing “good science”. And Eades will... (more)

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by 8848 · August 19, 2011 at 6:44 AM

Check me here. Taubes proposed that carbs cause chronically high insulin levels; this ultimately causes insulin resistance and diabetes/metabolic syndrome (and associated obesity). Guyenet more recently proposed that hormonal hunger signaling... (more)

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No_Pasta_and_Pizza_Italian 0 · August 19, 2011 at 6:26 AM

I really don't get why intelligent people are still debating that much about weight loss in 2011. I found the Taubes-Guynet debate quite idiotic. Carbs can make you fat. Also fat can make you fat. I was always skeptic about the claim: fat... (more)

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by 733 · August 10, 2011 at 12:17 PM

I keep reading short snippets on my blogroll about how Gary Taubes was irrational, egomaniacal, etc., and would like to hear the dirt directly from any of you who were at AHS. Apparently an unwarranted blast at Stephan Guyenet and a gigantic... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · August 09, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Best synopsis with a photo of the actual event p.s This guy, the Diet Doctor, was awesome! He was a last minute fill-in for someone else but had an excellent presentation and was a very skilled speaker. Plus he's all about LC so he's my people. (more)

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by 550 · July 26, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Its super long haha

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Ali_1 0 · July 26, 2011 at 2:24 PM

I am currently reading it (along with several other books...it's hard to read just one) and it is taking me a while. I am over halfway through, but the science-y stuff was bogging down my brain so I took a break from it for a couple weeks.... (more)

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by 50 · September 16, 2011 at 12:59 AM

Hey everyone, I am interviewing science journalism Gary Taubes for DailyBurn's blog DailyBurn Life http://life.dailyburn.com next week. Gary wrote "Good Calories, Bad Calories", and "Why We Get Fat". He believes that carbs and insulin are the... (more)

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Huey_1 0 · September 16, 2011 at 12:59 AM

People, people! This thread is from May 6th! See my response to KeithT.

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by 25197 · July 14, 2011 at 7:22 PM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/20/gary-taubes-nutrition_n_851603.html The comments were pretty good. His recs on the VAP also good. Gary is making a nice comeback. (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · May 05, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Really, Stabby? I thought sugar (refined sugar), and by extension, fructose was responsible for the pathogenesis of IR. I do know about gluten. Yes, I am convinced that "safe starches" such as yams, sweet potatoes, and yuca do not induce IR. ... (more)

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by 9983 · March 08, 2012 at 11:37 PM

After his appearance on Dr. Oz on which he declined to reveal what his cholesterol numbers were because he hadn't had a lipid panel run in a long time. At the urging of his family, he got it done and he has posted his... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · April 18, 2011 at 8:30 PM

I loved that he had the balls to do this.....but not digging his TG and glucose numbers.....that is because of the dairy. His CRP numbers should be even lower with that VAP. Tells me he should consider dropping dairy and rechecking it. Compared... (more)