Turn the clock forward to 2007 and Mr.Gary Taubes has written a powerful book called “Good Calories Bad Calories” which he says is intentionally written with the medical professionals in mind, who might read it and help their patients to switch to a low-carbohydrate diet for health reasons.
These excerpts I highlight are gleaned from a few interviews people conducted with Gary Taubes on the internet and my comments are mine and only my opinions, of course. It would be wonderful if everyone would go and buy a copy of his book, because it speaks for itself far more powerfully than any short interview with the author can. I believe it will revolutionize peoples’ thinking about low carb and I believe there will be a renewed resurgence in the WOE. Hopefully, though, we won’t get the same amount of junk, low-carb processed foods that cause upset stomachs, on the market that we saw the last time low-carbing took off. Many people thought that was what low carbing was about.
The fact is, if one lowers one’s insulin levels for a prolonged period of time, one will lose weight!! Gary mentions that credible research in the 1980’s was conducted to show that if one kept the calories constant, but increased the carbohydrates, people would gain weight! However, it is also true that without strict caloric restriction that is being enforced, the more carbohydrates one consumes, the hungrier one becomes, and, it stands to reason, the more calories one would consume. So eating more carbohydrates, raises insulin, makes us hungrier, makes us eat more, and makes us fatter! It is a vicious cycle that is a fact, but is little known, because we have been brain washed into thinking that eating too much fat is making us fat.
Of course, the most controversial thing of all that Gary writes about is that eating low-carb and high fat, according to many scientific studies outlined in his book, would probably be more beneficial to us than eating according to the guidelines that we’ve had with the government-approved Food Guide Pyramid for all these many years, since North Americans started growing bigger and bigger in their waistlines.
In one interview,
In another fascinating interview, Mr. Taubes said that the low-fat movement was started by two dynamic personalities, Ancel Keys and Jeremiah Stamler who gained enormous influence in the American Heart Association and from there it snowballed, as textbooks followed outlining the new recommended and heart-healthy way of eating. The extraordinary thing about this is that this all happened before any tests were done to support the theory that fat causes heart disease.
To conclude this article, these men and a handful of others that caused the paradigm shift to come about also caused a lot of pain and heartache for millions of people. Probably nobody’s life in