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Undereating isn’t a treatment or cure for obesity, only a way to temporarily lose weight Gary Taubes
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 11:07 am Email this article
"ndereating isn't a treatment or cure for obesity; it's a way of temporarily reducing the most obvious symptom," writes Gary Taubes in Chapter Two of his excellent book Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It. What Happens After You Follow a Low-Calorie Diet?
What do you do after you lose weight on a low-calorie diet?
“So, even if you lose most of your excess fat on one of these diets, you’re then stuck with the what-happens-now problem,” Taubes writes.
“If you lose weight eating only six hundred calories a day, or even twelve hundred, should it come as a surprise that you get fat again when you return to eating two thousand calories a day or more?
“This is why the experts say a diet has to be something we can follow for life—a lifestyle program.
“But how is it possible to semi-starve ourselves or fast for more than a short time?
Undereating Isn’t a Treatment or Cure For Obesity
Undereating isn’t a treatment or cure for obesity; it’s a way of temporarily reducing the most obvious symptom
“As [ Bruce Bistrian of Harvard Medical School ] said when I interviewed him a few years ago, echoing [ German pediatrician, Hilde Bruch who moved to America, to New York City ] half a century earlier [ in the 1930’s said ], undereating isn’t a treatment or cure for obesity; it’s a way of temporarily reducing the most obvious symptom.
If Undereating Isn’t A Treatment Or A Cure…
If undereating isn’t a treatment or a cure, this certainly suggests that overeating is not a cause
“And if undereating isn’t a treatment or a cure, this certainly suggests that overeating is not a cause.”
This is a MUST-READ Book
This is MUST-READ book for anyone interested in body weight
This is MUST-READ book for anyone interested in body weight… or anyone who believes that saturated fat is bad for you… or anyone who believes that carbohydrates are good for you… or anyone who believes that obesity is caused by a lack of will power… or anyone who believes that obesity is caused by eating too much and exercising too little (yes, of course this is true, but this does not answer the question as to why people eat too much and exercise too little, which Taubes answers in this book).
I highly recommend this book.
Gary Taubes is an excellent science journalist.
His previous books include “Good Calories, Bad Calories”, a longer book which is also about low-carb diets, but is a much longer book.
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