Agreed, but it goes beyond that, too. There was that study that 'proved' that a diet that consisted of 80% carbs improved performance, etc., and the blanket recomendation to eat this way, ignoring the fact that every person 'studied' was a profesional/olympic level athlete, and most people are not.
Are we eating low carb / high fat, or are others eating High carb? (probably this)
Just like the Zone was dismissed as a high protien diet, where Dr Sears maintained it was an ADEQUATE protien, moderate carb diet. If I looked at my Macronutrients, I'm sure I'm pretty low carb, too.
When asked I tell folks I don't eat Grains and Starches, not I'm low carb, because I believe that's how we should eat, ergo Primal, to me, is a balanced diet, and the SAD is a high carb and dysfunctional one.
My MOTHER knew you restrict starches to lose weight: So did many in her generation. Then we started listening to scientists, and their pet theories, which they presented as facts.
As a kid, my daily menu often went something like this:
2 strips bacon
1-2 peices toasted white bread with butter, not Margerine
Beef veggie soup
Meat, usualy beef
mashed potatos w/ gravy
Bisquit or roll
Not primal, but not that bad, either, except for the bread. Unless you believe in CW. Then the eggs are a heart attack on a plate, as is the bacon, and the butter. And of course the beef and gravy involved in the dinner.
Wanna lose weight? cut the starch (potatos, bread) Of course, back then, we weren't screwing up our metabolic systems with constant HFCS consumption, we knew chips were junk food, and you didn't get any twinkies or ho hos until you ate your actual food.
Of course now we on MDA know it's better to chuck the bread, limit or chuck the taters and gravy, and avoid th f**king ho hos like poison.
The CWs, on the other hand, think we should chuck the beef, gravy, eggs, bacon, etc, and keep the damned old bread.
And of course the Vegans think we're all crazy.
I wonder sometimes if we aren't all a bit extreme, but I also see folks here who can't handle starches at all because trying to follow CW screwed up their bodies.
If I find GCBC at the library I might check it out, but I'll definately run it through my BS monitor, too