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The poor, misunderstood calorie: calories proper (Volume 1) Paperback – June 10, 2012
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About the Author
Dr. Lagakos received his B.Sc. in Nutritional Sciences and Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology. He is currently a research scientist in the field of Endocrinology and Metabolism with a focus on diet, inflammation, and insulin resistance, as well as a nutritional sciences consultant and author.
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But with a little more time and care it could have been much better. I knocked one star off for lacking much original information beyond what is already out there and knocked another off for the total lack of editing. The book is full of typos. Multiple examples of "too much calories" and the like. Some sentences & paragraphs are repeated end to end. Also the whole book could have done with professional editing to make it flow better and to give chapters more impact.
It's not so complex that you need a PhD to comprehend it either. I learned a lot and look forward to more of his research and conclusions.
It's not a weight loss book but it will give you some ideas on how to make any adjustments you might want to make based off of the research.
I buy books in order to learn from them. I am my own experiment at this point. When I do chose to tell others what I eat, and what the calories come out to, they are 'shocked'...in total disbelief. But Dr Lagakos has the answer...calories do NOT count if you are eating the right type of foods. So, I have to say a big 'Thank You' to the only 'specialist' who I've never met in person, yet who has made me feel like a NON disabled person on a daily basis. Thank you for teaching this 'old doggie' new tricks (that she can pass on in her advocation to others who need to be healthy everyday to live their disabled lives).
If this book is written by a scientist then it really is inexcusable. First, he is considering a low fat diet to be 30% of calories. That is still a high fat diet! Look up the Okinawan diet. They weren't obese AND they were long-lived. They CERTAINLY weren't eating 75 grams of protein a day!
We all make mistakes. This book is clearly a mistake by this gentleman. Not well researched. Incorrect information. Numerous examples around the world proving his conclusions incorrect about carbohydrate intake and obesity. Search Youtube for a video titled "Winning a Lifetime Battle Against Obesity" and ask yourself these questions: Did the guy in that video count calories? Was the guy in that video eating low-carb? Did the guy in that video think a 30% fat diet was "low-fat"? How could his weight loss POSSIBLY happen?
Dr. Lagakos, LEARN FROM THIS MISTAKE! Step away from the echo chamber like a real scientist would do. For clarity, I'm not suggesting switching echo chambers.
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