Confirmation Bias News for Low Carbers

Confirmation bias is the psychological term for believing information that supports your beliefs while ignoring or challenging information that contradicts your beliefs. We all do it: it’s the way our minds are wired. It’s also fun and simple to do: Find an article that supports your beliefs. Cherry-pick the point of the article that most…

Fat, Dumb & Happy Day 11 – No Bonking

March 20, 2014 – 220.8  On this particular day, I ate nothing until after 8pm. Cream in my coffee was the only thing I had. This wasn’t intentional. It was a combination of busyness, lack of appetite, and stupidity. The authors of “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making…

From a Paper in the AMA Journal: Let’s End the Diet Debates

Right after I posted this last post, I read an article that makes it seem like I’m not alone in my thinking.  The authors of a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association just last month seem to be thinking along the same lines as I am: As the obesity epidemic persists, the…

Low Carb Diets Don’t Work and Bumble Bees Can’t Fly

I remember as a kid, whenever the popular press reported something people didn’t want to hear – oh, let’s say that all that margarine that was supposed to be good for us was suddenly pronounced bad for us – there was always a person who would trot out this old saw: “You know, science says…

What is ‘Nutritional Ketosis’ (Without the Gobbeldygook)

I’ve used the term ‘nutritional ketosis’ in a few posts but I haven’t taken the time to explain it – as if everyone’s a nutrition nerd like I am and knows what the heck I am talking about. I could get all ‘sciency’ on you, but I’d rather not. Most people aren’t all that interested…