Friday
Feb252011

Why we get fat

I just recently heard about a bookwhile hearing the Windows Weekly podcast with Paul Thurrote and Leo Laporte in which they talked about a book called "Why we get fat" by Gary Taubes. It peaked my curisoty and I read it a few weeks later.

The book has given me a better understanding of why we actually get fatter. It is a very interesting read on the current philosophies of calorie counting and why they do not work. Mr Taubes also delves deeper into the sicence of what makes our bodies fat and backs it up with solid scientific data. I recommend this book to anyone who want to get a better understanding of why we get fat.

Gary Taubes also has a very interesting presentation that he did at Dartmouth which I have included the first of seven presentations below.