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  • #16
    Originally posted by LaurenKM View Post
    Griff yes you are right. His book basically reads like a scienctific journal.
    Since he's a science writer (and ergo an academic) this really isn't surprising, I think.
    Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

    Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


    Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

    My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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    • #17
      Originally posted by LaurenKM View Post
      Not sure what this has to do with his book....but okay.

      Can you recommend any books? I want to read "The Vegetarian Myth" after Taubes
      It's just Darth's sense of humor. You'll get used to it.

      I would also recommend the Eades' books (start with Protein Power) and Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. Oh, and definitely read "The Great Cholesterol Con" by Colpo.
      Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

      Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


      Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

      My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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      • #18
        Originally posted by lizch View Post
        I'm about halfway through GCBC. It's an interesting but frustrating read. I enjoy the technicalities, even though it slows down the read somewhat. It's the constant re-stating of the same points that is driving me nuts. Given that the theory "obese people are fat because they're lazy and gluttonous" is the conventional wisdom, he doesn't need to keep re-stating it or re-phrasing it every time he's coming up with a counter-theory. I think the book could have used a really good editor who had the force of character to say to the author that some of his clever phrasings were unnecessary and should be tossed. Let's hope that happened with his new one.
        It is quite the slog of a read..but the research he presents is worth it. His new book out this week is supposed to be a streamlined version.

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        • #19
          GCBC is definitely the book that has helped me the most when discussing the misunderstanding that fat=heart disease with non primal/paleo friends and family.
          For lots of tasty recipes, check out my blog -http://lifeasadreger.wordpress.com/

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Griff View Post
            ...I would also recommend the Eades' books (start with Protein Power) and Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. Oh, and definitely read "The Great Cholesterol Con" by Colpo.
            Woot! I've got all those books on the shelf, to-be-read (tho I've read Protein Power & Diabetes Solution).

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Primal Fist View Post
              The most frustrating thing about GCBC is how I can only remember half of it.
              haha
              Silly rabbit, grains are for birds.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Griff View Post
                It's just Darth's sense of humor. You'll get used to it.

                I would also recommend the Eades' books (start with Protein Power) and Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. Oh, and definitely read "The Great Cholesterol Con" by Colpo.
                Okay great thanks!

                Type II Diabetes runs rampant in my family so I'll def check out Diabetes Solution
                Silly rabbit, grains are for birds.

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                • #23
                  Gary Taubes had an article in this month's vogue denouncing CW in favour of a more paleolithic diet. I was stoked to read it and see that things are catching on - albeit slowly.

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                  • #24
                    OMG, Vogue? It will be interesting to see what the blow-back looks like.

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                    • #25
                      If I already read GCBC should I read Why we get Fat? Has anyone read both and learned something new from the new book?

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                      • #26
                        Taubses' book is one of my all time favorites. He is a well-respected science reporter who decided to look into the science behind the claims that low carb is bad, and what he uncovered was over half a century of bad science, perverted research, etc. This book is heavy on science, but even if you don't have patience with all the data, you can still get a wealth of valuable information. Taubes is all about the science, never had a weight problem himself, doesn't sell anything but writing, and has been attacked by the main stream who are clearly threatened by this Harvard educated science writer.
                        This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

                        Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
                        Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

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                        • #27
                          I'd like to dedictae this song to Gary Taubes --http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWqB-6ANG4c&feature=fvst

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                          • #28
                            I refuse to be Rick n' Rolled.
                            Don't be a paleotard...

                            http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...oxidation.html

                            http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...torage-qa.html

                            http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...rn-fat-qa.html

                            http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...-you-need.html

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Primal Fist View Post
                              The most frustrating thing about GCBC is how I can only remember half of it.
                              Nah. The most frustrating thing about the book is that people forget half the book and then try and apply what they do remember. Then they come up with gems like "I can eat all the fat I want and not gain weight!" and wonder why they are not taken seriously...
                              Don't be a paleotard...

                              http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...oxidation.html

                              http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...torage-qa.html

                              http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...rn-fat-qa.html

                              http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...-you-need.html

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                              • #30
                                In case you haven't seen it, Gary Taubes has a new blog:

                                http://www.garytaubes.com/blog/

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