The Best Illustration Of Carb vs. Fat-Burning I’ve Ever Seen

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ March 11, 2007

Hidden deep within the long list of comments posted about the article by New York Times science writer John Tierney entitled “The Low-Fat Diet Flunks Another Test” in response to the JAMA study that found the Atkins diet was best last week was #153.

Rather than make you scroll through all the comments of that fantastic post to get to the comment posted by Robin Baker, I’ll share it with you here. She makes several excellent points about how livin’ la vida low-carb used to be the norm within the medical community several decades back, but times have obviously changed.

Here’s what Robin wrote about that:

Let’s go back forty-odd years to the mid sixties:

Me: “Doctor, I’ve got fat.”

Doctor: “Give up sugar, potatoes and bread” (he didn

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