Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only once a year. Herman Taller, MD, of New York, author of the best-selling book Calories Don’t Count, was indicted March 11 by a federal grand jury primarily on charges of. Calories Don’t Count has 1 rating and 1 review. Brandon said: This is an old diet book from the 60’s that was cited by Gary Taubes, the author.

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I hate it that these books have such awful tallwr. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Refresh and try again. This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat Get free access to newly published articles Create a personal account or sign in to: In the October pocket book edition of “Calories Don’t Count” there is no mention of safflower oil capsules.

Contrary to the book’s basic premise, weight reduction requires the reduction of caloric intake.

Instead of converting them to energy, carbon dioxide and water, it converts tallet of them only to the substance called pyruvic acid. Erdem marked it as to-read Jul 22, The rest is the quaint part. So obviously he shouldn’t have marketed both the book and the pills together.

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He did a much poorer job of explaining the exact reasons why carbs and its byproduct, pyruvic acid, in particular are bad and why high fat diets might decrease obesity.


Simone added it Aug 18, He says that some cases of obesity are caused by a psychological problem. Feb 21, Brandon Meredith rated it really liked it Recommended to Brandon by: Com marked it as to-read Apr 21, The New York Times. His ideas might be valid, though, and in fact current federal guidelines for healthy eating are much more in line with Taller’s ideas than they were when the original food pyramid came out.

As one might expect, it eventually delivers a diet one can follow that utilizes the principles of the book. The FDA charged that the book, which cited a specific source of safflower oil capsules in the first printings, existed solely to promote the sales of safflower oil capsules.

In obese people, the author claims, with a high fat and low carb diet the body actually burns more calories than it takes in, leading to weight loss. Taller describes how carbohydrates metabolize into pyruvic acid.

Deb marked it doj to-read Jun 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Taller had a financial interest. Kim Anderson marked it as to-read Sep 04, The main component of the diet is polyunsaturated fats; corn oil and sunflower oil are also suggested as good sources. Published by Heinneman. So in the case of a low-calorie diets at least, calories do count. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more.

David Ludwig who say that carbohydrates and especially sugar, are particularly pernicious apart from their caloric value. Trivia About Calories Don’t Count. Sean marked it as to-read Mar 20, Ben marked it as to-read Feb 05, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It sold over 2 million copies back then and is interesting because it was prescient but also quaint. Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience.


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He was the author of the controversial best selling book, Calories Don’t Count. The reason his diet works is cockamamie.

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Calories Don’t Count by Hermann Taller

Taller did get into trouble from the medical establishment of that day, for violating what they were saying and from the government, for improperly peddling safflower oil capsules, but he still did very well by his ideas.

Taller’s book, which sold more than a million copies, claimed that certain unsaturated fats, such as safflower oil, help the body consume other fats. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use caalories Privacy Policy. This is the Atkins diet and today there are many experts Dr. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The more things change, galler more they stay the same. Unfortunately, calories do count.

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