Rating: 300 Degrees (Out of 360 Degrees)
This is one of the few books I was tracking, following and bought on its release date. I had read many articles and saw the hype for the release. I thoroughly enjoyed most of this book. The book has 3 major sections: Part 1, the calorie myth; Part 2, The Solutions; Part 3, the sane and smart action plan.
I enjoyed the science and effort to simplify the studies presented, but I found the main analogy, the "clogged sink," a bit off. This analogy seemed about as complicated as the actual research presented. Many of the studies were new to me and helped connect some of the outstanding concepts I had researched prior to this book.
SANE stands for Satisfying unAggressive Nutritious inEfficient. I found the acronym to be a bit silly and forced but each element is thoroughly discussed and supported. Most of the conclusions in this book are actually quite easy to implement in life. Personally, I've known about Paleo for over 6 years and much of the evidence in this book is in line with the paleo diet.
This is a great book that presents pointed studies to prove how we should eat to be SANE. The first 2/3rds of the book are wonderful. I couldn't really get into the last third. This was a section on building habits and correcting behaviors, and I don't really need this type of motivation.