Nutrition is a difficult field. Since every person contains a different genetic code, their body responds differently to food. You can find several people who successfully lost weight with every type of diet known, even a McDonald’s only diet. Then of course, there is the emotional attachment to food that really makes it difficult to adhere to any type of diet. Gary Taubes is an author who has honed in on the obesity issue and challenges our scientific community’s approach to solving obesity. Gary has written many books including “Why We Get Fat,” and “Good Calories, Bad Calories“. Gary insists that the information that we base our nutritional guidelines on is flawed and there needs to be new research conducted in order to understand how we each respond to calories. To accomplish this, Gary teamed up with Peter Attia and formed the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSi). Recently, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, after listening to Gary talk about what could be, decided to challenge Gary and Peter “to put your money where your mouth is” so to speak and has agreed to fund this 10-15 year long project with a 5 million dollar seed grant. It will be interesting to see what comes out of this project. Whether you agree or disagree with Gary’s perspective, I would recommend you read his books. They provide a different perspective that could help you. Also, listed below are links to a talk Gary gave at a CrossFit meeting.
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