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teleforce · 2021-02-13 · Original thread
This video on "Vegetable Oils: The Unknown Story" provides interesting story about the war on fat in the US, by the author of the book "The Big Fat Surprise" [1][2].

According to the author, she was about to name her book "The Big Fat Lie", but eventually decided against it.


teleforce · 2021-01-15 · Original thread
Please check this video on Vegetable Oils: The Unknown Story by the author of the book "The Big Fat Surprise" [1][2].



frankqux · 2019-09-09 · Original thread
Whoops. I tried to google something (besides a video) to sum up fats discussed in a book[1] and came to that. Didn't notice it was referring specifically to RCO.

The points from the video[2] (and book) still stand though.



cschmidt · 2015-10-21 · Original thread
If you're interested, the book Big Fat Surprise talks a great deal about how fat (other than trans fat) isn't bad for you.

cschmidt · 2014-10-20 · Original thread
There are questions about polyunsaturated fats as well, i.e. vegetable oils. The book "The Big Fat Surprise" [1] talks about this in some length if you're interested.


cschmidt · 2014-08-23 · Original thread
I would have agreed with you completely before this summer. I had done weight watchers and lost weight, but as soon as I stopped tracking my diet (and restricting my calories), my weight drifted right back to where I started. Gary Taubes has a whole section in Why We Get Fat on how you can't keep weight off by temporarily restricting calories.

This summer I've been reading a lot of books [1] on a low carb, moderate protein, high fat diet. It is called a LCHF or Keto diet. I now think that insulin resistance has a lot more to do with weight than I realized. I've lost 30 pounds this summer without counting calories (or weight watchers points). I just keep my carbs below 20g a day, and try not to eat too much protein. I'm not hungry, it doesn't take time to track, I feel really good, and the weight has some off so much faster than with weight watchers.

[1] My summer reading, that has really changed my life:

Why We Get Fat, by Gary Taubes

The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, by Nina Teicholz

Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health, by Denise Minger

Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet, by Jimmy Moore, Eric Westman MD

I was really surprised that most of what the medical establishment says about diet is so incredibly backwards.

daliusd · 2014-06-12 · Original thread
I'm now reading "The Big Fat Surprise" ( and I have not read the whole book yet but if what is written in it is truth then there is no science I am expecting in lipid hypothesis and that's is very disappointing. I will double check some facts myself after reading this book but it is interesting. 1-star comments in amazon look valuable as well.

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