By now, the low-carb diet's refrain is a familiar one: "Bread is bad for you. Fat doesn't matter. Carbs are the real reason you can't lose weight."
The low-carb universe Dr. Atkins brought into being continues to expand. Low-carb diets, from South Beach to The Zone and beyond, are still the go-to method for weight loss for millions. These diets' marketing may differ, but they all share two crucial components: the condemnation of "carbs" and an emphasis on meat and fat for calories. Even the latest diet trend, the Paleo diet, is - despite its increased focus on some wholefoods - just another variation on the same carbohydrate fears.
In The Low-Carb Fraud, longtime leader in the nutritional science field T. Colin Campbell outlines where and how the low-carb proponents get it wrong: Where the belief came from that carbohydrates are bad and why it persists despite all the evidence to the contrary. The foods we misleadingly refer to as "carbs" aren't all created equal, and treating them that way has major consequences for our nutritional well-being.
If you're considering a low-carb diet, read this book first. It will change the way you think about what you eat - and how you should be eating to lose weight and optimize your health, now and for the long term.
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©2014 T. Colin Campbell (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
I was expecting some cogent discussion on the pitfalls of low-carb diets (which the book does contain in small parts).
However, the book primarily focuses on Campbell's insecurities and displeasure with the low-carb diet which runs counter to the principles in "The China Study" (of which he is the author) and his advocacy of the Whole Foods Plant Based (WFPB) diet.
Basically, the book is mostly just him saying, "My diet is better than yours!"
Less complaining and expressions of discontent and more rational discussion on the alleged drawbacks of low-carb diets.
The narrator was fine, if a little monotone in his narration.
Campbell's childish, obviously unhappy and insecure tone which unfortunately makes up a significant proportion of the book.
78 year old, New Zealander, planning to live to at least 100 and still remember my name.
Everyone should read/listen to this book. Your future health depends on what you can learn here.
Awesome information ! Wow!
"Clear audio, great voice, wonderful book"
I love the work of Dr T Colin Campbell, and this book is no exception. I wish it was narrated by him, however I really enjoy listening to Don Hagen. :)
This is a good read and an eye opener. I see the need to learn much more. I recommend this book to anyone who wants or needs better health.
"Careful when using the word fraud . . ."
Be careful when you see the word Fraud. I am a physician, and suggest the interested reader listen to both sides of this question. This PhD author seems somewhat jealous of his peer group, and even perpetuates the myth (from the "vegetarians") that Dr. Atkins died from low-carb diet consequences. (Dr. Atkins was 6 ft., 195 lbs when he suffered from a head injury. He died bloated, with organ failure, in a coma.) This author also clings to the "cholesterol is the problem", soon to be arcane. There is valuable information here, but only if tempered with some outside information. (Fat comes from carbs, not from fat.)
Every decade, we learn the new truth. I suspect we are not finished yet. iDoc
another great book by Dr Campbell. easy read. enjoyed it. a good book to read if you are thinking about going plant based or just want to improve your health
"The low-carb diet threatens our health and our planet we must put it into this nonsense"
I recently watched a documentary that shows that 51% of global greenhouse gas emissions aredue to the animal agriculture business only 13% is from transportation the shocking truth of the matter is that not only is a low-carb diet devastating for our planet it is also devastating for a Health long term.
"I guess this book really changed my mind"
Mostly because I was unaware of the biases I had formed in the presence of all the noise that's out there. I'm glad there are people paying attention to what the general public is perceiving and trying to correct it. I think awareness is the best outcome of the book, and not really a change in diet or opinion.
"So true! Eye opening!"
Eye Opening! It really works! Is all I can say. Way too many testimonials out there in the reviews to evidence that! Wake up people!
"Interesting and factual"
This is an interesting and factual book, it was well read and I like the fact that Colin Campbell has no agenda apart from helping the planet become healthy individuals! Thank you.
It's a quick book especially after reading both the China study and Whole; both great books!
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