Gretchen Rubin

Interview with Gary Taubes: The Case Against Sugar

Interview with Gary Taubes: The Case Against Sugar

I’m a huge fan of Gary Taubes’s work. As I describe in Better Than Before, my book about habit change, while on vacation in March 2012, I read Gary’s book Why We Get Fat and overnight, I changed practically everything about the way I ate.

I call this form of habit change the “Strategy of the Lightning Bolt”; Gary’s ideas hit me with the force of the lightning bolt, and my habits changed effortlessly.

On September 30, 2016, Gary Taubes and I talked by phone for a few hours about his new book, The Case Against Sugar.

I asked him to do this interview because I want to highlight key points from his book. The book contains so many crucial arguments that it can be challenging for the reader to keep track of them all.

The Case Against Sugar hits the shelves on December 17, 2016, and you can pre-order it now.

I want to help other readers experience the same lightning-bolt of understanding that has so benefited me.

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