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.
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?
Think for yourself. It’s not that hard, really.
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.
Congratulations people, on being so incredibly dumb and gullible. Those after your money and freedom are so proud of you!
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.