In the third in the series of Five Food Trends that Need to Die, Gourmet Live explores the inspiration and proliferation of America’s carbo-phobia.
The psychology that propelled America into its current high-protein low-carb hysteria is no different from that which has spurred every other fad diet since the mid-1800s. “People like to hear good news about their bad habits,” says Dr. Michael Greger, a physician and author of Carbophobia: The Scary Truth Behind America’s Low-Carb Craze. “Who doesn’t want to be told that bacon is good for you? Or that you can eat all the bun-less cheeseburgers you want and not suffer the consequences?”For the full story and more, download the free Gourmet Live app then share your opinion below on whether low carb diets are smart and satisfying or pointless and unsustainable.