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Why We Get Fat

ironmanmagazine.comThe obesity epidemiic is not a matter of eating too much. Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It, spells it out in simple terms: “We get fat because the carbohydrates in our diet make us fat.

The science tells us that obesity is ultimately the result of a hormonal imbalance, not a caloric one—specifically, the stimulation of insulin secretions caused by eating easily digestible, carbohydrate-rich foods: refined carbohydrates, including flour and cereal grains, starchy vegetables such as potatoes, and sugars, like sucrose (table sugar) and high-fructose corn syrup.

These carbohydrates literally make us fat, and by driving us to accumulate fat, they make us hungrier and they make us sedentary.”


About Steve Holman

Steve Holman has been training for over 35 years, since he was 15, and has been IRON MAN Magazine's Editor in Chief for more than 20 years. He has written more than 20 books on bodybuilding, weight training, nutrition, and his popular "Train, Eat, Grow" series, which he writes with his training partner Jonathan Lawson, appears monthly in Iron Man magazine. Steve's latest e-books are available at www.X-Rep.com and www.X-traordinaryWorkouts.com

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