It’s been a while since I’ve written about the mythical “metabolic advantage” claimed for low-carbohydrate diets. It’s a subject I figured I’d already done to death, but it turns out some people just won’t let up.
Along with carb-paranoia and veganism, one of the more popular diet trends in recent times is “intermittent fasting” (IF). Long time readers will know the concept leaves me cold; the research to back all the lavish claims made for IF simply doesn’t exist. More research has emerged indicating IF is not all it’s cracked up to be, in the form of a recent randomized clinical trial that studied the effect of IF in middle-aged participants.
Six years ago, I wrote an article titled “How Good is HIIT for Fat Loss, Really?” That article burst the HIIT fat loss bubble by examining all the available research, and pointing out the fat loss effects of HIIT were … pretty weak. Has anything changed in the last 6 years?
It makes me extremely proud that after all these years, the best my critics can do when attempting to debunk my work is call me names and lie about me. Bless the stupid!
If, after recent events, you thought Gary Taubes could not possibly sink any lower, then … you thought wrong.
Find out why the so-called ‘non-profit’ Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI) is in fact a lucrative cash cow for its founders, netting Gary Taubes and Peter Attia an estimated $1,800,000+. To top it all off, after several years and after spending millions of other people’s money, the organization has so far produced only a single study which simply found what dozens of others have already shown.
For years, low-carb author Gary Taubes has been belittling and snidely dismissing those who disagree with his nonsensical claims about carbs, insulin and obesity. A couple of days ago, at an obesity conference in Canada, researchers announced the results of yet another metabolic ward study debunking Taubes’ claims. But this was no ordinary ward study – it was a study that Taubes himself helped conceive!
Thanks to a viral YouTube video, a best-selling book, and countless media appearances, Robert Lustig has become a widely-quoted and highly influential anti-sugar commentator. Which is a pity, because most of what he says is complete garbage.
Finally: The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and fat loss. Okay, okay…there’s also Anna Meares, Lance Armstrong, must-see footage of Japanese track cyclists pedaling faster than an electric blender, a crash course in Aussie lingo, and an amazing new tool that helps personal trainers motivate their clients.