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By now, the low-carb diet's refrain is a familiar one: "Bread is bad for you. Fat doesn't matter. Carbs are the real reason you can't lose weight."
The low-carb universe Dr. Atkins brought into being continues to expand. Low-carb diets, from South Beach to The Zone and beyond, are still the go-to method for weight loss for millions. These diets' marketing may differ, but they all share two crucial components: the condemnation of "carbs" and an emphasis on meat and fat for calories. Even the latest diet trend, the Paleo diet, is - despite its increased focus on some wholefoods - just another variation on the same carbohydrate fears.
In The Low-Carb Fraud, longtime leader in the nutritional science field T. Colin Campbell outlines where and how the low-carb proponents get it wrong: Where the belief came from that carbohydrates are bad and why it persists despite all the evidence to the contrary. The foods we misleadingly refer to as "carbs" aren't all created equal, and treating them that way has major consequences for our nutritional well-being.
If you're considering a low-carb diet, read this book first. It will change the way you think about what you eat - and how you should be eating to lose weight and optimize your health, now and for the long term.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2014 T. Colin Campbell (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Don on 11-03-2015

Thought food for everyone!

Everyone should read/listen to this book. Your future health depends on what you can learn here.
Awesome information ! Wow!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Jason on 08-10-2016

My diet is better than yours!

What would have made The Low-Carb Fraud better?

I was expecting some cogent discussion on the pitfalls of low-carb diets (which the book does contain in small parts).

However, the book primarily focuses on Campbell's insecurities and displeasure with the low-carb diet which runs counter to the principles in "The China Study" (of which he is the author) and his advocacy of the Whole Foods Plant Based (WFPB) diet.

Basically, the book is mostly just him saying, "My diet is better than yours!"

What could T. Colin Campbell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Less complaining and expressions of discontent and more rational discussion on the alleged drawbacks of low-carb diets.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator was fine, if a little monotone in his narration.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Low-Carb Fraud?

Campbell's childish, obviously unhappy and insecure tone which unfortunately makes up a significant proportion of the book.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Karrie L. Nielson on 04-05-2017

Book focused on the research of others

Terrible narrator - very boring. Want my money back. Don't Bother reading. not very current

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3 out of 5 stars
By iDoc on 28-02-2014

Careful when using the word fraud . . .

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Be careful when you see the word Fraud. I am a physician, and suggest the interested reader listen to both sides of this question. This PhD author seems somewhat jealous of his peer group, and even perpetuates the myth (from the "vegetarians") that Dr. Atkins died from low-carb diet consequences. (Dr. Atkins was 6 ft., 195 lbs when he suffered from a head injury. He died bloated, with organ failure, in a coma.) This author also clings to the "cholesterol is the problem", soon to be arcane. There is valuable information here, but only if tempered with some outside information. (Fat comes from carbs, not from fat.)

Would you ever listen to anything by T. Colin Campbell again?

Yes

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

NO

Any additional comments?

Every decade, we learn the new truth. I suspect we are not finished yet. iDoc

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1 out of 5 stars
By Mike Grice on 06-03-2017

Unsubstantiated claims and badly quoted research.

What would have made The Low-Carb Fraud better?

Evidence supported assumptions and statements. This author expect us to believe him without providing any evidence to back it up. When evidence is provided he mis quotes research or mis-represents the research.

Would you ever listen to anything by T. Colin Campbell again?

No. I find his book condescending and lacking the evidence to support his claims. He has mis represented the low carb movement and misses out key aspects of the studies over thte years. He is perpetuating the myth of High carb, low fat diet that is causing the obesity crisis.

Did Don Hagen do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Not relevant on this book

What character would you cut from The Low-Carb Fraud?

The author.

Any additional comments?

Do not buy this book. It is not objective, balanced or based on sound or well supported evidence.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Leo'sMa on 11-10-2016

Interesting and factual

This is an interesting and factual book, it was well read and I like the fact that Colin Campbell has no agenda apart from helping the planet become healthy individuals! Thank you.

It's a quick book especially after reading both the China study and Whole; both great books!

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