Table of Contents
Introduction: The Original Sin
Book I / Biology, Not Physics
1. Why Were They Fat?
2. The Elusive Benefits of Undereating
3. The Elusive Benefits of Exercise
4. The Significance of Twenty Calories a Day
5. Why Me? Why There? Why Then?
6. Thermodynamics for Dummies, Part 1
7. Thermodynamics for Dummies, Part 2
8. Head Cases
Book II / Adiposity
9. The Laws of Adiposity
10. A Historical Digression on "Lipophilia"
11. A Primer on the Regulation of Fat
12. Why I Get Fat and You Don't (or Vice Versa)
13. What We Can Do
14. Injustice Collecting
15. Why Diets Succeed and Fail
16. A Historical Digression on the Fattening Carbohydrate
17. Meat or Plants?
18. The Nature of a Healthy Diet
19. Following Through
Praise for Good Calories, Bad Calories
"Brilliant and enlightening." --The Washington Post
"A brave and bold science journalist.... Taubes does not bow to the current fashion for narrative nonfiction, instead building his argument case by case.... Much of what Taubes relates will be eye-opening." --The New York Times Book Review
"A vitally important book, destined to change the way we think about food." --Michael Pollan