Fans of the Dr. Oz Show no doubt caught the recent episode where he interviewed Gary Taubes, the author of Why We Get Fat.
The two couldn’t disagree more when it comes to the factors contributing to obesity and the method in which people should use to lose weight. Needless to say, the show was pretty heated in discussion as Taubes defended his somewhat controversial theories concerning weight loss.Dr. Oz is a firm believer in healthy eating and getting exercise. He promotes eating complex carbs, limited healthy fats, moderate protein, and encourages people to get moving. Taubes, on the other hand, says that people are fat as the result of hormones and that eating a high fat diet doesn’t make someone fat.
Why We Get Fat promotes a very low carb diet, high in protein and fat with little to no exercise required. Dr. Oz compared his diet to the original Atkins and about the only thing the two did agree on was the danger of transfats.
So who’s right? With such contradictory information always being thrown at us and the lucrative nature of the diet industry, it can be hard to tell.
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