Gary Taubes: Do we Really Understand Obesity?

Do you ever learn something that sticks with you and changes your life? For example, the time I learned the classic Christmas song “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” was about a mom kissing a dad dressed up as santa...not actual santa.

This is what Gary Taubes did for us at Low Carb Houston. He is not a scientist or medical doctor, he is an investigative journalist who decided to investigate the (flawed, manipulated) science behind the low-fat diet and cause of obesity.

He is the author of multiple books (Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health, The Case Against Sugar, Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It), and his talk is a must-see.

Here’s a snippet of his talk: “If you’re going to a big banquet tonight and want to eat more, what do you do? Eat less; exercise more during the day of. We took advice we give to people to increase their appetite – exercise more and eat less, to obese people to help them lose weight.”

Something isn’t adding up.

Watch it now: