Gary Taubes: I’ll Have A Blog Up And Running By The End Of 2010

Filed under: Podcast — @ September 13, 2010

In Episode 401 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we welcome back to the show the most-requested podcast interview guest of all-time–journalist and bestselling author Gary Taubes. His September 2007 blockbuster release Good Calories, Bad Calories has directly impacted the lives of so many medical professionals and laypeople alike and as such he’s had the unique opportunity to share the results of his research at some of the top nutritional conferences and universities around the world the past few years. His new consumer-friendly version of Good Calories, Bad Calories is set to release in December 28, 2010 called Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It.

Take a listen to Gary as he shares what has been happening in his life since the release of Good Calories, Bad Calories, why he decided to write the more consumer-friendly Why We Get Fat based on a popular lecture he has been giving, the details about what’s in the new book including evidence for carbohydrate-restriction for both weight loss and health, why he doesn’t think we need to refer to low-carb as a diet, why it’s been so difficult for low-carb to be accepted, his unique smoking/low-carb analogy, the depressing revelations he uncovered during his research for his book, the vilification of researchers who ran counter to conventional wisdom, why there is greater hope for spreading low-carb truth now more than ever before, the pending “compromise” in nutrition that he sees coming, the possible book on sugar he’ll be writing with Dr. Robert Lustig, what he thinks will change the paradigm regarding healthy diet, the curious story of a negative Amazon review by a former college classmate, his lecture at a nutritional institute in Louisiana and how the science is so blatantly ignored, the hostility the low-carb message receives from mainstream health experts like Marion Nestle, why there is an us vs. them mentality in nutritional writing, the positive impact that Good Calories, Bad Calories has had on people like Dr. Andrew Weil, why it is so incredibly difficult for medical researchers to shift their hypotheses on dietary science, the painfully slow process of research studies, why he has no plans to stop talking about nutrition in the near future, whether there’s anything he regrets writing in Good Calories, Bad Calories and would do differently in hindsight, the possibility of updating the book in future editions to reflect the most current science, what his research says about whether insulin is produced from consuming dietary fat, why he is calling his book Why We Get Fat instead of How To Lose Fat, why the leanest an individual can be may not be lean, the folly of trying to look like Jillian Michaels or the gym rats, whether there are any plans to translate his books into Spanish, why the UK version of his book called The Diet Delusion bombed commercially, whether he plans on finally starting a blog associated with Why We Get Fat, and his reluctance to respond to incendiary columns with bad science. You asked for me to have him back on my show again and I’m happy to share this brand new interview with you today!

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