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.
In late 2016, one of the world’s best triathletes switched to a low-carbohydrate diet. It was an unmitigated disaster – he experienced some of the worst performances of his career, and also struggled mentally. Luckily, the story has a happy ending.
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.
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.
The science showing zero- and low-carb diets are a disaster for athletes, and the truth behind the competitors who supposedly achieved success on a low-carb diet. All three of them.