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    Which Taubes book should I get?

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    Why We Get Fat or Good Calories, Bad Calories? I heard one is easier to understand and I'm wondering which one. (I don't have a science background and am hanging on to dear life trying to understand everything!)

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    If you don't have a science background I would recommend Why We Get Fat. I've read both, and even WWGF will challenge those with no science background. GCBC could be downright lethal.
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    just what I wanted to know. Thank you!

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    I also thought that "Why We Get Fat" is a more solution-based book while GCBC is more a detailed explanation of what is going on. I wouldn't recommend GCBC to too many people but I'd recommend WWGF to anyone interested in nutrition.

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    As a warmup, read this-

    What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie? - NYTimes.com

    Taubes big article in 2002 that stirred things up. It's a classic.

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    gosh I love this place. Thank you for the article! Debating whether to post it on my facebook acct

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    Wow, what I great article to stumble upon! Thanks DFH!

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    I found "Why We Get Fat" a good read, not too hard, with a pile of great info. I think its the place to start, and if you want more detail then go to GCBC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokbadok View Post
    If you don't have a science background I would recommend Why We Get Fat. I've read both, and even WWGF will challenge those with no science background. GCBC could be downright lethal.

    Ooooh yeah! LOL

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