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The Case for Keto: The Truth About Low-Carb High-Fat Eating

A revelatory expose of the bad science behind conventional weight loss advice, arguing for low-carb high-fat diets, from the bestselling author of The Case Against Sugar.









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While government and nutritional agencies still spout the failed mantra of calorie reduction, doctors treating diabetes and obesity are experiencing extraordinary results among patients cutting out carbs; a diet which has the essential benefit of allowing you to lose weight without ever feeling hungry.

With forensic journalistic rigour and in compelling prose, world authority Gary Taubes analyses the bad science behind our nutritional dogma. He shows that weight gain is driven by genetic, hormonal factors - and not overeating or 'gluttony' as is commonly the underlying suggestion - citing compelling evidence that people with the propensity to fatten easily can be helped best by a low carbohydrate high fat diet.

This groundbreaking read offers hope to anyone wishing to prevent or reverse diabetes or obesity - as well as anyone wanting to eat more healthily - and will fundamentally change our habits around food forever.

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What our readers are saying

Thanks to The Case for Keto I am getting back on track with my keto eating and am very thankful to Gary for reminding me that those of us who are insulin resistant have a different brain response to carbs than those who are insulin sensitive.

Emily Wilson

It is without a doubt the most clear and concisely written book in keto. A must have for anyone serious about empowering their health. Thank you Gary Taubes for your excellent book.

Damien Hannan

If you have heard about low-carb high fat (LCHF) or keto lifestyle eating, and want a very good (best) non technical description of what this means, its pitfalls and controversial points, this is the book. For doctors and dietitians who still think the Atkins diet is bad, this is a very good way to find out the best way to advise patients to lose fat and become much healthier

Bill L

About Gary Taubes

Gary Taubes is an investigative science and health journalist and co-founder of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative ( He is the author of Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It and Good Calories, Bad Calories (The Diet Delusion in the UK). Taubes is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, and has won numerous other awards for his journalism. These include the International Health Reporting Award from the Pan American Health Organization and the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Journalism Award, which he won in 1996, 1999 and 2001. (He is the first print journalist to win this award three times.) Taubes graduated from Harvard College in 1977 with an S.B. degree in applied physics, and received an M.S. degree in engineering from Stanford University (1978) and in journalism from Columbia University (1981).

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