To say that I’ve grown weary of endless debates and criticisms of various approaches within a whole, real food approach to diet is an understatement. I’ve always been about promoting anything that’s “Pretty Good,” and not about slamming everything that may have errors, some “bad science,” too much marketing—you name it. The problem with the latter is that it becomes only and exclusively about tearing down the work and accomplishments of others—which really helps no one when such accomplishments do tend to help people.
…It becomes an exercise in discounting the real health improvements others have achieved and makes it less likely that still others will find similar benefits because the resource now operates under a cloud of distrust or derision.
If you’re one who likes to promote and celebrate the life saving work of others, sure, do check things out, verify it’s helping people, and make sure there’s enough good going on to say: “check it out.” If, on the other hand, you want to make it about tearing down the work of others, that’s easy as shit. Click on any link, find something to disagree with, tear into them. Wash, rinse & repeat. The few dozen or hundred folks who go for that sort of thing exclusively will thank you.
For the record, I’m not anti low-carb, though I do believe calories count and also, it’s probably going to be hard to reach your goals by ladling added fat on everything you eat. In my own experience, going natural on the fat (reasonable amounts to cook with, no adding fat—or very little), more modest protein portions—usually but not always—and more starches—sometimes but not always—is working. But this isn’t about me. On average, I’d say I’m still LC-to-MC if you averaged out my carbs over a week, but some days might be virtual ZC, and some days, HC. I believe in mixing things up.
So in the same spirit as my PGP post (Pretty Good Paleo), trusting YOU to decide what works and not assuming you’re a dumbass who needs a post every few days about what’s wrong with everyone else in the world, I give you 13 low-carb resources to check out and see which one(s) might give you an insight or tidbit here and there to manage your own health and weight loss.
So please, check each one out, scan through, take in a post or two or three, and see which ones you might want to revisit regularly or from time to time. Above all, relax, and…BREATHE.
- Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt – http://www.dietdoctor.com
- Tom Naughton – http://www.fathead-movie.com
- Dr. John Briffa – http://www.drbriffa.com
- Dr. Jonny Bowden – http://jonnybowdenblog.com
- Jimmy Moore – http://www.livinlavidalowcarb.com
- Laura Dolson – http://lowcarbdiets.about.com
- CarbSmart – http://www.carbsmart.com
- Jamie Van Eaton – http://yourlighterside.com
- Dr. Peter Attia – http://eatingacademy.com
- Danny Albers – http://primalnorth.blogspot.com
- Dr. Colin Champ – http://www.cavemandoctor.com
- Dr. Jay Wortman – http://www.drjaywortman.com
- Dr. Jeffry Gerber – http://denversdietdoctor.com
Who couldn’t find something to disagree with at each of those links? And how many of them couldn’t find something to disagree with here? However:
- I don’t assume you’re a moron, ignorant, or especially in need of blindness by science ad nausium.
- I do assume that you’re none of those things (you’re here, not out loading a supermarket cart full of crap), generally competent to not take anything as paleo or LC gospel, try stuff, adjust.
- I believe that all of those people have a sincere desire to help you and others and in that endeavor, evolve their thinking and approaches over time so as to increase the good accurate stuff while decreasing the errors and bad stuff.
- I believe that for whatever errors or inaccurate information, the good and accurate information far outweighs, and that as such, in my judgment, they are net benefactors of the overweight, obese and health challenged. Conversely, those who add nothing but to tear down others are net liabilities; net disvalues to everyone. That is, were they to not exist at all, most people would be better off.
- Building and creating values is never ultimately done by tearing down. Tearing down is just tearing down; it’s value destruction, an easy fake for the actual hard work involved in creating values for others and society. Values are not created by tearing down a few errors, destroying the good along with it—you’re left with errors still, less values, less potential for good. Errors are corrected by honestly evaluating the good and continuously improving it over time, leaving less and less room for error.
Keep up and improve the good, best parts of your work, laddies & gentleman. You are a life saving and enhancing value to many out there—doubtless many hundreds and thousands you don’t even know about.