Gary Taubes is the best writer on nutrition science in the world. Anyone seeking to understand the role of sugar in our diets should read this book
Ian Leslie, author, Curious
Like a terrier with a bone, [Taubes] won't let purveyors of this bankrupt diet paradigm get away with a bit of pragmatic sugar reduction tokenism... his clear and persuasive argument that obesity is a hormonal disorder, switched on by sugar, is one that urgently needs wider airing
Joanna Blythman, Observer
Hard-hitting and important... you will find yourself looking at the packet of golden caster in your cupboard and the elderflower cordial in your fridge with new suspicion
Bee Wilson, Sunday Times
From the Same Author
The Case for Keto
While government and nutritional agencies still spout the failed mantra of calorie reduction, doctors treating diabetes and obesity are experiencing extraordinary results among patients cutting out carbs; a diet which has the essential benefit of allowing you to lose weight ever feeling hungry.
With forensic journalistic rigour and in compelling prose, world authority Gary Taubes analyses the bad science behind our nutritional dogma. He shows that weight gain is driven by genetic, hormonal factors – and not overeating or ‘gluttony’ as is commonly the underlying suggestion – citing compelling evidence that people with the propensity to fatten easily can be helped best by a low carbohydrate high fat diet.
This groundbreaking read offers hope to anyone wishing to prevent or reverse diabetes or obesity – as well as anyone wanting to eat more healthily – and will fundamentally change our habits around food forever.