Bowden Explains In Exclusive Interview Why He Now Despises ‘Low-Carb’

Filed under: Celebrity — @ August 14, 2006

When you talk about the people who have been on the frontlines of promoting healthier living the low-carb way, one of the first names that come to mind has got to be Jonny Bowden.

After writing his incredible low-carb book entitled “Living The Low-Carb Life” to help people find the low-carb plan that will work for them to lose weight and get healthy, it seems Bowden has had a slight change of heart about his enthusiasm for the low-carb lifestyle.

In January this year, Bowden exclaimed that he wished he had never written his low-carb book. In an attempt to have him clarify what he meant by that statement, I have been actively seeking an interview with the man himself.

And now it’s here.

Here are just a few excerpts from my interview:

“The problem is that ‘low carb’ is too big an ‘umbrella’–it can mean a very badly designed all-protein diet, it can mean a diet that is lacking in fruits and vegetables, it can mean a diet that’s high in junk fats–we’ve got to be more specific about what we mean by low carb.”
“I’m not a fan of the term ‘low-carb.’ I wish we could come up with something better. ‘Low-carb’ has become like a religion and we’ve become way too partisan about our diet programs.”
“Folks believed that they could eat two whole chickens, a couple of burgers, ten slices of cheese and still lose weight cause it’s all ‘low-carb.’ That’s just a crock. Calories are not the whole story, true. But they do count.”

Read the rest of my explosive exclusive interview with Dr. Jonny Bowden to find out more about why this former low-carb giant now despises “low-carb” now more than ever before.


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