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Is The Tide Turning?

Just saw this (somewhat old) article in the LA Times… Straight talk on the poison of carbohydrates. Maybe the message that fat is our friend and processed, grain-based carbs are not will eventually be understood by most people. Fingers crossed!

Tasty quotes abound:

“Fat is not the problem,” says Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. “If Americans could eliminate sugary beverages, potatoes, white bread, pasta, white rice and sugary snacks, we would wipe out almost all the problems we have with weight and diabetes and other metabolic diseases.”

And take a bite of this one:

“Carbohydrates are a metabolic bully,” Phinney says. “They cut in front of fat as a fuel source and insist on being burned first. What isn’t burned gets stored as fat, and doesn’t come out of storage as long as carbs are available. And in the average American diet, they always are.”

Read it all here.

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7 Responses to “Is The Tide Turning?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    psst. that's an old article :)

    Saw it when it first came out in Dec.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The first line of her post states it's somewhat old…

  3. Allison K. says:

    I want to forward this on to my diabetic father-in-law.
    Don't know how it would be recieved though. My husbands family is firmly entrenched in the "fat = bad" camp.

  4. Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan says:

    Allison –> Good luck with your father-in-law. Maybe the info will have more weight coming from a reputable third-party… and as advertising has shown us, repeated exposure to a message helps make it stick. Maybe think of this as step 1. :-)

  5. boomgoesthedynamite says:

    great find and thanks for sharing… my year long bombardment of my family with such articles et al has finally broke them.

  6. Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan says:

    boom –> Congratulations on influencing the fam. There's nothing quite so satisfying as getting the ones we love to listen to our good advice :-)

  7. Kris @ Health Blog says:

    I think low-carb dieting is rapidly becoming mainstream, seeing news stories like that used to be extremely rare but it's happening a lot more often these days.

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