Today’s discussion starts with a question from a reader. It’s something I have been wanting to talk about for quite some time, and this really brought it home for me. So, without further ado, we’re going to talk today about whether America’s “low-fat diet” failed.
Here’s the question I’m talking about:
“Hi Dr. C – I lost 18 pounds on the Metabolism Reset Diet but my sister won’t try it. She said I should not eat carbohydrates because Americans only started gaining weight after they went low fat and high carbohydrate. Is this true?”
This is an awesome question. It’s fair, and it is something that a lot of people do talk about.
That’s why I want to dive a little bit deeper into it.
So, the typical scenario that this reader is describing is that America “went low-fat” in the ’80s and that was the real cause of the obesity crisis.