07-18-2016, 11:10 AM
You link to an article by low-carb guru, Kris Gunnars of the impressive-sounding "Authority Nutrition" website. He's another one of the new crop of low-carb diet gurus who uses a lot of impressive, but misleading tactics to sway people as I'll show.
In his first reason of that article, he brings up the conflict of interest of junk food companies sponsoring the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Well I AGREE with him on this! But he tries to make it out that this organization is responsible for the push of low-fat diets, but in his own pic of "Most Loyal Corporate Sponsors" in that article, one of the corporate sponsors is the NATIONAL DAIRY COUNSEL! And what he doesn't tell you is that the junk food those companies produce are loaded with FAT!
This is the kinds of misleading tactics he does. Here's a good write-up about Kris and his style approach:
Being that he's from Iceland, a country who historically ate a high-fish and fat diet, you have to right away question if that makes him biased against low fat diets.
As the article that I posted mentions, Kris writes with "many overstatements of the evidence as well as some overt misinformation". To highlight this, a PhD student and low fat diet youtuber has meticulously gone through a lot of Kris Gunnars' articles and shows how frequently Kris does this which even got her banned from one of Kris' websites for challenging him on the evidence: