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.
With every passing year, the claims of diet gurus and health ‘experts’ seem to get more and more ridiculous. Today we examine the especially moronic claim that table sugar is as addictive and destructive as alcohol, cigarettes and even cocaine and heroin!
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.