If you are not making waves with at least some controversial proclamations, you're probably not making a very big impact either.
In Stephan's article from today, he addresses 3 additional questions that he did not get to address on the Chris Kresser Podcast. He discusses a few topics that have brought some fiery comments from his readers.
He made quite the controversial statements about carbohydrates... two in particular:
"I think that an optimal diet for lean healthy people is probably not restricted in macronutrients, and if anything a diet biased toward carbohydrate is better for overall long-term health than one biased toward fat."
and in the comments, he said:
"However, I think most of our ancestors have probably been eating more carb than fat for a very long time, so my default stance at this point is that if you're going to bias your diet toward a macronutrient, I'd go for carb."
Also, regarding insulin:
"Foods that spike insulin the most in humans lead to the greatest satiety and lowest food intake at subsequent meals".
In a nutshell, Stephan said...
1. a carb based diet is probably healthier than a fat based diet.
2. our ancestors ate more carb than fat for a long time, so high carb is probably better than high fat.
3. eating foods that spike insulin the most is a good thing.
1 and 2 are very similar, just said in a different way, but all 3 points certainly challenge much of what I've come to understand after going Paleo.
Do you agree or disagree with these statements from Stephan?
Update May 18, 2011: Stephan has added a follow up post in response to some of the outcrys...