Low carbohydrate/high protein diets have been around since 1958, and Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution was published in 1972. It seems that the more people promoted and were successful with lo-carb diets, the more the nutritional establishment advocated high carb “heart-healthy” diets. The government got involved (of course), with the food pyramid. There are many unfounded myths out there about what we should eat, and here some of them are debunked.
Gary Taubes’ books How We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories are an excellent source of good nutritional advice. You can find them here and here. I recommend them to my residents, who received little nutritional education in medical school, and most of it bad.
There is one disadvantage to lo-carb/high protein diets that I see–it is more expensive than others. Beef, especially, has gotten really pricey lately. Part of the reason for that is another of my pet peeves, and I will get into that in another post.
Meanwhile, remember, this is healthy food: