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Fruit STILL makes you fat: Gary Taubes is at it again!

In his latest book "Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It"...

He waits until fairly far along before he finally let's that cat out the bag.  Yes fructose, the sugar in fruit, even though it has fiber and water, will still cause insulin issues and cause fat in those sensitive to it.  He goes as far to say doctors should really stop recommending more fruit.

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http://www.cspinet.org/nah/11_02/bigfatlies.pdf check out this article "debunking" Gary Taubes

Taubes claims that it’s not fatty foods that make us fat and raise our risk of disease. It’s carbohydrates.
And to most readers his arguments sound perfectly plausible. Here are the facts—and the fictions— in Taubes’s article, which has led to a book contract with a reported $700,000 advance. And here’s what the scientists he quoted —or neglected to quote—have to say about his reporting.

Perhaps the most telling statement in Gary Taubes’s New York Times Magazine article comes as he explains how difficult it is to study diet and health. “This then leads to a research literature so vast that it’s possible to find at least some published research to support virtually any theory.” He got that right. It helps explain why Taubes’s article sounds so credible. “He knows how to spin a yarn,” says
Barbara Rolls, an obesity expert at Pennsylvania State University. “What frightens me is that he picks and chooses his facts.”
She ought to know. Taubes interviewed her for some six hours, and she sent him “a huge bundle of papers,” but he didn’t quote a word of it. “If the facts don’t fit in with his yarn, he ignores
them,” she says. Instead, Taubes put together what sounds like convincing evidence that
carbohydrates cause obesity. “He took this weird little idea and blew it up, and people believed him,” says John Farquhar, a professor emeritus of medicine at Stanford University’s Center for Research in Disease Prevention. Taubes quoted Farquhar, but misrepresented his views. “What a disaster,” says
Farquhar.

simply bullshit.:)

I have to say that statement that (healthy) carbs cause obesity is a bit laughable. People go through some very complex thinking processes to find "evidence" to support that idea, but completely forget and neglect the evidence right in front of them! Look at Asia and Africa. Most of them eat a carb-heavy diet of rice and corn and are all slim!

He must be eating at least 2 apples a day, just look at his tubby. That's some fructose overdose there. :D

I guess the fact that I have been losing a pound a day on 100% raw and eating fruit like a pig shows how it makes you fat. Oh! And by the way... My pants are falling off too!

Not to be a killjoy, but are you taking bodyfat levels to see what your losing?  I lost 40 pounds eating mainly raw, but not much of it was fat?  Go figure.

yeah, body fat... I am still weight training 4 to 5 days a week. My muscles are getting stronger and the belly is getting flatter.

What doctors recommend fruit (other than Dr. Douglas Graham) !?
Even vegans such as Dr. joel fuhrman and Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. reject eating fruit for weight loss.

I agree, I have the book in front of me now and he says 4 pieces minimum and if you want to eat more thats fine.  He seems to have no fear of fruit.  Joel recommends a lot of fruit and veg and in essence avoids fats and oils.  He suggests a low calorie, high nutrient dense diet.  I don't think I can agree with 1600 cals for an active man, but if his goal is quick weight loss it would work for a bit until the body adapted.

My brush is a bit broad. Sorry. 

Seems like they reject fruit as the main-staple for weight loss.

I really like both authors and hope one day they address a fruit-based diet in writing.

 I went through Dr Furhman's online lectures on Super-Immunity.  I really this doctor. I am concerned because he was not for much fruit in those recent lectures. He even spoke about it raising insulin and puts his focus on vegetables.  Which are calorie deficient.  You know if people thought it through - we have to get our calories from either starch or sugar if you are going to be vegan.  1600 calories?  Wow! I eat more than that and I'm a small woman. 

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