Dr. Weil is on a low-carb dietThe benefits of controlled carbohydrate nutrition cannot be ignored forever.

Low-carb was big news a few years ago.

Then it kind of died out.

Now I believe it’s making a big comeback.

Whether it’s:

  1. The Swedish Government’s recent decision to recommend a low carb diet as part of it’s dietary guidelines. (Thanks to Dr. Annika Dahlqvist).
  2. The American Diabetes Association’s decision to recognize low-carbohydrate nutrition as a strategic method for producing weight loss in their 2008 Clinical Practice Recommendations.
  3. The release of the ground-breaking book Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes

Low-Carb is back in the headlines, and for all the right reasons.

Recently while speaking about his new book on the Larry King Live show, Gary Taubes was given a somewhat unexpected ‘valentine’ by one Dr. Andrew Weil. Check it out…

Dr. Weil totally gets it. On top of understanding the hormonal regulation of fat tissue, he also states that it’s not a matter of going zero carb, but rather eating carbs that have a minimal impact on blood sugar.

It now seems that Dr. Weil has taken his own advice and is now happily losing weight on a low-carb diet.

The following is from Dr.Weil’s website:

So what ideas have you changed?
I think there is more of a change in my thinking about carbohydrates. In the past five or six years, there has been a real explosion of quality research into the glycemic load and its effect on weight gain and insulin sensitivity.

And are you using this insight personally? You were on the Martha Stewart show recently, and she was quite effusive about how good you looked.
Yes, I think I am quite sensitive to high-glycemic-load carbohydrates. Most of the processed, refined, manufactured foods are the ones that are quick digesting and problematical. Cutting back on them has helped me get my weight down, because my metabolism is certainly carbohydrate sensitive.”

Pretty cool, we’re really starting to see a change in the thinking of the mainstream surrounding carbohydrates.

Dr. Weil mentioned the Glycemic Load, something I mentioned in my ‘Future of MuscleHack‘ article. I’ll soon be creating a bodybuilding diet plan based on low Glycemic Load food choices. The aim is to allow a more liberal intake of carbohydrates but still with a minimal impact on blood sugar and therefore minimal lipogensis (creation of body fat).

Once I get ‘Total Six Pack Abs‘ finished I’ll have this diet plan up for you guys.

Stay Tuned,

Mark McManus

Thanks to Jimmy Moore of LivinLaVidaLowCarb for the news and the video

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