Just in time for baring the body, here’s a book that bares the soul of the diet industry. Through twisted “science” and clever marketing, low-carb diets from Atkins to Paleo have become the go-to weight loss methods for millions of people. But the results are short lived and detrimental to human health.
The public is desperate to slim down, to look and feel fit, to put an end to yo-yo dieting, but nothing seems to work. This little gem of a book by America’s premier nutritionist, T. Colin Campbell, reveals why low-carb diets which avoid potatoes, beans, corn, and other whole grains, don’t work and what to do about it. A giant in nutritional science, Campbell arms the reader with the background to understand current trends in low-carb, high animal protein diets that deprive the body of vital nutrients and leave it overburdened with excess protein. He addresses the dangers to personal health of consuming animal protein such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk and cheese, and emphasizes the importance of eating whole plant-based foods for energy and for optimum health and weight.
If you are considering a low-carb diet, read this book first. It will change the way you think about what you eat.
Other books by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, are THE CHINA STUDY and WHOLE.