Published last month, The New Evolution Diet: What Our Paleolithic Ancestors Can Teach Us About Weight LossFitness and Aging, lays out an approach to food and exercise that feels intuitive.

The basic principles of the diet line up directly with Taubes’ own conclusions: The more carbohydrates we eat, the higher our blood sugar, the more insulin we require, the more fat we store.

Arthur De Vany, author of The New Evolution Diet, frames his plan in terms of evolutionary logic—how do our genes intend for us to eat?

This is why De Vany argues that the traditional paradigm of eat less, burn more is so wrong-headed. It doesn’t work because it goes against millennia of human instinct, which dictated eating as much as possible when food was available, and moving only when hunger or threat required it.

When in doubt, eat foods “that you (or someone else) can either pick or catch and kill.”

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