“Long time friend, contributor and photographer Grant Cornett has his work featured on the cover of the New York Times Magazine to accompany the leading article exploring the science behind addictive junk food.”

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3 thoughts on “Reading: “THE SCIENCE OF ADDICTIVE JUNK FOOD – Diner Journal”

  • Chris Lott

    The Taubes book _Good Calories, Bad Calories_ has, intertwined in its narrative of nutritional science, some great information about the broader foundation of the misinterpretation of science and the politics of production of things like corn syrup that also contribute significantly to the problem of junk food (not to mention broadening the idea of what “junk food” is).

    • Madara Post author

      Sometimes when I tell people I don’t eat sugar, they say “but you NEED sugar in your diet” as though sugar is a vitamin or mineral essential to health. It’s a pernicious thing. I’ve directed people to Taubes’ work before. He’s a demigod in keto circles.

      • Chris Lott

        I direct most people to _Why We Get Fat_…as you know, less science and more readability for many people who get scared when they see a foot/end note marker.

        What bothers me most is that people equate the problem with sugar (and/or fat) rather than carbohydrates, leading to a conception of a healthy diet that is ultimately no better than what they started out with.

        But good luck getting any of the brainwashed to even entertain the idea. Which is why I rarely even mention to people the way I (mostly try to) eat. There are just as many misconceptions about lowering carbs, whether using the ketogenic diet or others, as there are about the problem in the first place. It’s frustrating to watch.