I read Gary Taubes’ Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It and found it thought provoking. In the introduction he wrote that the entirety of the remaining book is summed up in two points:
- Eating sugar causes an insulin response.
- Insulin triggers fat storage.
Ergo, that’s how we get fat.
DecodeDC had a terrific episode about the parallels between the sugar industry and the tobacco industry that I’d recommend to anyone to give a listen.
Personally, I think that Taubes is on to something. For a good season of my life, I followed a strict Paleo themed diet and lost weight and lost it easily.