While the low-fat high-sugar diet of the 80s was a huge mistake, we should not take for granted that we know everything yet. As Dr. Mozaffarian says, conventional low-fat advice may have been based mostly on “best guesses”. But we still might only know about 50% of what we need to know – and we don’t know which 50% of is wrong.
More studies are needed, etc. But I’ll still venture a few guesses about common beliefs in 2016 that we’ll laugh about in the future:
- Fear of natural fat like butter
- Fixating on calories and neglecting hormonal regulation
- Advice to eat often to lose weight (LOL)
- All diets being equally good for losing weight
- Magical belief in antioxidants and polyphenols etc., based on observational non-evidence
- Cow farts being a danger to the environment (if no fossil fuels involved)
What is your best guesses about what is wrong in what people believe today?