Welcome – my fellow Low Carb Cultists. What – you didn’t know that eating Low Carb made you a member of “A religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader.” from the Free Dictionary.

Check out this incendiary article in Spectator Health: Ignore the low-carb cult: eating lots of fat won’t really make you slim by Christopher Snowdon on May 23, 2016.

I have read a multitude of articles that support and oppose LCHF eating as well as LFHC eating. Way too often they tend to be abrasive. This author who writes in the “Diet & Fitness, News & Analysis” section takes the proverbial cake.

He went after Dr Aseem Malhotra, a Croydon based cardiologist as a smooth talking guru.

I know nothing about Malhotra. He may very well deserve being bashed – but – why go after everyone else with a sledge hammer and an axe?

Having fallen under the spell of Dr Robert Lustig, an American endocrinologist who blames obesity on high fructose corn syrup (a type of sugar that is barely consumed in the EU due to quotas), he drifted into the low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) movement via Gary Taubes and Nina Teicholz.

This is where this things {as in original} start to get weird. There is no doubt that some people lose weight on the low-carb diet, but the empirical evidence in support of LCHF as opposed to a low-fat or other low-calorie diet is far from compelling. Moreover, there is a cult-like element to the LCHF movement — which is basically a rebadged version of the Atkins diet — that makes it disposed to conspiracy theories.

Really? Are you kidding me?

Enjoy the article – it does not belong in the News & Analysis section – but should be under the heading of Fiction. (I wonder if his first name is actually Edward.)

 

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