140: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 2)


Hello and welcome back for the conclusion of Jimmy Moore’s excellent interview with New York Times journalist and bestselling author Gary Taubes!

In September 2007, Gary published Good Calories, Bad Calories, the book-length version of his groundbreaking 2002 op-ed piece on the subject of the healthy low carb lifestyle entitled “What If It’s All Been A Big Fat Lie?”

In this episode, Gary Taubes continues his discussion of his book, including how much he initially hated that title for his book until his wife convinced him otherwise, the impact of carbohydrate calories on weight, the change of heart that Dr. Andrew Weil has had regarding low-carb, the theories espoused by low-fat diet guru Dr. Dean Ornish, and what can be done to influence the health authorities about the positive impact of low-carb living.

Jimmy continues to ask Gary some great listener-submitted questions as well as a few of his own that are well worth listening in for what he has to say. Take it all in and then share your comments about the Taubes interview below or by calling our listener comment line at (206) 202-6516.

Part 1 of Jimmy Moore’s Gary Taubes podcast interview
ASBP/Nutrition & Metabolism conference in Phoenix, AZ in April 2008
– Gary Taubes’ instant health classic Good Calories Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease
– Taubes’ 2002 New York Times op-ed piece that started the low-carb “craze” entitled “What If It’s All Been A Big Fat Lie?”
Jimmy Moore’s blog posts about Taubes