How “science” failed Americans with the low fat diet

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Gary Taubes wrote an article back in 2002 for the Yew York Times, entitled: “What if it’s all been a big fat lie?”

Well, the diet that got sold to us, with little or no fat, and lots and lots of processed carbohydrates was a lie. It didn’t–and couldn’t do– what the doctors said. 

Taubes later authored: “Good Calories, Bad Calories.”  in which he addresses hundreds of studies that have decisively demonstrated low-glycemic foods, and high protein and fat are the way to go. The book is great. 

The road to health= Intermittent fasting, low glycemic foods, slow digesting vegetables and fruits, meat, natural fats, moderate alcohol consumption and exercise. Got it? Do it.


3 thoughts on “How “science” failed Americans with the low fat diet

    Amos Volante said:
    June 8, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Oh, I love this discussion! So, which is the healthier meal:

    1. A Lean Cuisine frozen dinner, 23 supplement pills from GNC, and 4 rice cakes, and a Diet Coke


    2. Some homemade chicken soup with rice, and a glass of wine

    Holy crap, how did we ever get so far off track?! Next year it will be Freez-O’s with TV ads of hot chicks and semi famous people who eat strawberries, paper, and lithium.

    And it will take another decade to figure that one out!

    kernunos said:
    June 9, 2009 at 2:20 am

    How many calories in this Guiness? 1, 2, 3 thousand maybe. Mmmmm, so filling. Crap, I need to go exercise.

    Bill said:
    June 9, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I was late to the party but just glad I saw the light 😉

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