This diet review is an opinion piece. Hybrids are definitely a thing: Cars, Golden Doodles, Pluots, sushi burritos. So it’s not surprising that there are also hybrid diets like the Pegan diet. The Pegan diet – a mixture of vegan and Paleo, was conceived in 2015 by Dr. Mark Hyman.
Last month, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition ( AJCN) published a perspective piece that stirred up tensions in the worlds of epidemiology, physiology, and nutrition. Doctors and researchers argued on Twitter; commenters defended and derided related opinion pieces, and lay audiences read headlines such as, “Overeating isn’t the primary cause of obesity” and “Study finds primary cause of current obesity epidemic.”
I was recently contacted by a major outlet to give an interview about the GOLO program. Surprisingly, I had never heard of it, so I looked this plan up to see what it was all about. Eh. Sometimes, I wish I could get the time I spend reading about these diets, back.
Gary Taubes is a journalist on a crusade. In two earlier books, Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It, he marshaled masses of evidence to support his thesis that the calories in/calories out model is wrong, that carbohydrates are the cause of obesity and most of the “diseases of civilization,” and that simply restricting carbohydrates will result in weight loss regardless of the total number of calories ingested.
Great insight from a dedicated carnivore. I think what she is saying echoes Michael Pollan’s advice of “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” (I write this as sirloin is on the menu here tonight)
The Mushroom Bourguignon soup/stew she makes at 4:58 looks fantastic and I’m putting together a shopping list for the week so I can try it.
The Mushroom Bourguignon: https://nyti.ms/2FkQAdD
A slew of articles in recent months have referred to the ketogenic diet as a “fad” or “trend.” It’s “dangerous,” claimed one article, and an anonymous post by the Harvard Public School of Public Health said the diet “comes with serious risks.”
As anyone who’s gone on a diet knows, once you lose some weight, it gets harder to lose more. The “eat less, move more” mantra, as simple as it sounds, doesn’t help us deal with our bodies’ metabolic reality: As we shed pounds, we get even hungrier and our metabolism slows down.