Why Tim Noakes supported high carb

Why I Supported High Carb – Professor Tim Noakes
Professor Tim Noakes has made a huge impact in South Africa, helping tens if not hundreds of thousands of people to transform their lives – losing weight effortlessly and reversing diabetes – on LCHF diets (or Banting, as it’s often called in South Africa).

But Professor Noakes was not always a low-carb supporter. For decades he used to be a major international proponent of high-carb diets, especially for athletes. Then he changed his mind, famously ripping a segment out of his own textbook on the subject.

So why did he support high carb earlier? And why did he change his mind completely? He told it all in his presentation at the LCHF Convention in Cape Town.

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More with Noakes

A Worldwide Nutrition Revolution – Prof. Tim Noakes
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All presentations from the LCHF convention

  • Low-carb living
  • The 2 big lies of type 2 diabetes
  • A world-wide nutrition revolution: what is next?
  • Weight control – calories or insulin
  • The food revolution
  • LCHF for obesity and diabetes
  • LCHF treatment of obesity and metabolic syndrome
  • Low-carb ketogenic diets for athletes
  • Action on sugar
  • Diet, health and an epidemic of misinformation
  • How to do an LCHF or keto diet
  • The key to obesity
  • Why we get fat
  • Why I supported high carb
  • Paleopathology and the origins of low carb

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  1. Apicius
    What impresses me most about Dr Noakes is that it takes a man with great intelligence, confidence, compassion and control of self ego to admit they were wrong. It's one thing to be right about something from the start...but, it takes a bigger man to stand up and admit they missed the mark. Bravo, Dr. Bravo!

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