Wow, is this ever eye opening, in The New York Times:
I don't think she gets even one thing correct, and most of the commenters are equally misled. One gets it dead right, however.
…Your readers are told to eat energy bars (read cookies with vitamins) which cause your insulin to rise, causing a hormonal response WHICH SHUTS OFF FAT BURNING. And these readers wonder why they are doing all this exercise and getting no results.
I regularly exercise in a fasted state. I then wait an hour to benefit from my body’s release of growth hormone after exercise which help my muscle grow. Low insulin levels are my partner in keeping a normal weight.
Little wonder that America and the world is fat and getting fatter, even while exercising more.
Update: I'm comment #177.