Updated: Mar 21, 2018
The evidence that the staple Western diet consisting of starches and sugars has produced the epidemic of obesity and diabetes is now incontrovertible although deniers and red herrings still abound, no doubt motivated by a $5 trillion a year food industry status quo. However, if you want to cut out carbohydrates what are you going to eat instead? Foods that are high in fat, protein or fiber? Here I present the advantages of a low carb high fiber guiding principle for food choices.