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.
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!
A reader attempts to defend the indefensible: Stephen Phinney’s infamous keto cyclist study. This study is widely-touted by low-carb advocates as proof their beloved diet doesn’t impair endurance performance – but it showed nothing of the sort.
Some guy by the name of Danny Albers loudly calls me out over my claim low-carb diets are inferior for athletes – and makes a complete fool of himself in the process.
In this candid interview, popular author and conditioning wizz Robb Wolf speaks his mind on low-carb, Paleo, CrossFit, and the danger of relying on caffeine to cope with heavy work schedules!