Found this interesting Opinion piece by Gary Taubes published on December 22, 2017, online in the Globe and Mail entitled: Minimal carbs, lots of fat, incredible dieting results – but not enough science.

There really isn’t much new in this article that you haven’t read before, but it puts it all together and may very well be a good read for the Newbie.

This is citation is interesting:

Now, decades later, the most recent unbiased review of this evidence – from the Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization founded to do such unbiased reviews – has concluded that clinical trials have failed to demonstrate any benefit from eating low-fat diets and so, implicitly, any harm from eating fat-rich foods. The 2015 review describes the evidence as only “suggestive” that avoiding saturated fat specifically may avert a single heart attack and says it’s even “less clear” whether this would lengthen anyone’s life.

Put simply, if this were a legal case, saturated fat would easily be acquitted. Any unbiased judge might even toss it out of court. This puts the history of LCHF diets into an entirely different perspective: remarkably effective medical interventions – both as treatment and preventive measure – that were rejected as quackery not because they were harmful but because they clashed with naive biases about the causes of obesity (gluttony and sloth) and the nature of a healthy diet.

Now – go and enjoy your Holiday Meals and Parties and when the New Year dawns and you think about undoing the damage done and getting healthy — Sign up for the Winter 2018 52 Day Challenge. See you at the Starting Line.