I think I'll stick with the current body of evidence over Gary Taubes (who is on video as saying no amount of evidence will ever change his belief carbs make you fat and ill), Fung and Lustig. Fung for instance is obsessed with coming up with some magic reason why people regain weight after dieting rather than what the observational data says, which is that people who go on diets don't improve their nutritional education, follow fad diets that are unsustainable or disempowering because they get told what to eat but not why, and then when the diet's over they resume what they were doing before and the weight goes back on. A lot of the time this isn't actually a linear increase but it happens in spits and spurts as people over-indulge on holiday occasions putting on a little here and there which over time adds up. We have never lived in a time of such easy access to hyper-palatable, calorie dense food, combined with a decrease in physical activity and an inability to recall our own intake accurately. https://www.myoleanfitness.com/evidence-caloric-restriction/ http://www.stephanguyenet.com/why-t...y-reply-to-ebbeling-and-ludwigs-jama-article/ https://weightology.net/insulin-an-undeserved-bad-reputation/ Carbohydrate intake is actually going down, as the demonisation of a whole macronutrient became en vogue (just as low fat did before it). Guyenet's book, The Hungry Brain is essential reading btw.