Today, I was curios about whether the "other side" had a strong blog community like the paleo community does. Are there any nutrition, science based blogs that promote the low-fat diet or is the paleo community unique in this respect?
Disease Proof by Dr Fuhrman http://www.diseaseproof.com/
He invented the "nutritarian" diet, which is a flexitarian, mostly plant-based approach.
FoodnSport by Doug Graham http://foodnsport.com/blog.html
He wrote the book The 80-10-10 Diet, which is a fruit-based low-fat raw vegan diet.
SweetJuicyFreelee by Freelee http://sweetjuicyfreelee.com
She follows the 80-10-10 diet.
30 Bananas a Day http://www.30bananasaday.com/
not technically a blog, but a community. They follow the 80-10-10 diet.
Fat Free Vegan http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/
Not an argumentative blog, more of a food blog, but worth posting for its tagline "Sinlessly Delicious".
I can't be bothered to find any more....searching "low-fat blogs" in Google brings up nothing. Which is weird considering how popular that style of dieting is.
The first thing that came to mind was the mcdougall forums. Lot's of glowing success stories, ask an MD sections and a health section that contains a laundry list of health complaints from people following the diet with pretty unhelpful answers in a lot of cases.
There are a zillion vegan blogs out there, but most are scant on science. There is Dr. Jack Norris who attempts to help vegans be as healthy as they possibly can be. I wish he had been dispensing some of these recommendations when I was vegan because it might have kept me from getting as sick as I did.
I think it is harder to have a number of in depth science health blogs for the low fat community since the science is pretty weak. A lot of the personal blogs are just of the recipe or "follow me on my weight loss journey" types, complete with calorie counts and binge confessions. Many of them seem to be short on content since I imagine it is pretty hard to get passionate about something that everyone already knows is "what you are supposed to be doing" or often doesn't have dramatic results. But those are just the ones I've been exposed to--I'd like to see some more interesting ones if anyone is aware of them.
Have a look at this blog http://www.leighpeele.com/the-paleo-diet-fad-religion-or-solution
The weight loss community has a ton of decent blogs. There are also a lot of vegetarian/vegan blogs too. When I started my weight loss journey I learned a lot from them that helped me to lose the weight. It may not be where I eventually ended up nutrition/fitness-wise, but taking bits and pieces that made sense is what eventually led me to Paleo/Primal.