I've just read How we Get Fat... and I actually found the use of the term 'fattening carbohydrates' useful because it seemed to distinguish between different carbs. I know first-hand that some carbs, like sweet fruit and brown rice, even seemingly eaten to excess, seem to cause me to lose weight, even to the point of being skin-and-bones with a high-fruit diet! So when I read 'fattening carbohydrate' in Taubes' book in made me think he was referring mainly to flour products and processed sugar, and if he intended that, it makes sense to me, because of my personal experience.
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Is anyone else a little annoyed by Taubes?