RE: Everybody knows
Posted Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 10:05 AM
Well, just the other day, I had to bite my tongue when I overheard one of my co-workers talk about this great new diet book featured in People magazine. The book gives proof that we are protein machines and our bodies can't process carbohydrates. (Basically it's a new Atikins diet by a different author under a different heading.)
I wanted to yell over my cube "is it called the CANCER diet? or the HEART DISEASE diet?" but I kept my mouth shut. Actually, I walked over and appeared interested to get the title of the book. I'll read it and do research to see what they are talking about....
The book is called Why We Get Fat, by Gary Taubes. My library has his prior book, Good Calories/Bad Calories, which I will pick up to see what all the hype is about.
Basically, I'm going to be physical proof that a vegan diet is the healthiest as I continue to lose two pounds a week while eating healthy food. I was previously an overweight vegetarian for 10 years, so I don't preach (hi, I know a lot about health, don't mind this fat here ).
So while it is a slight aside to everyone losing weight writing books, I think it's also annoying seeing a diet book come out with "scientific research" to support every eating style under the sun. No wonder everyone is confused about what to eat.