The U.S. dietary guidelines were launched in 1980.1 As revealed by investigative journalist Nina Teicholz,2,3 the first guidelines were written by a single U.S. Senate committee staffer, Nick Mottern, who was heavily influenced by a professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, and that first edition laid the groundwork for decades of flawed advice.
In 1965, Americans ate about 40 percent of their calories as carbohydrates and another 40 percent of their calories came from fat.4 The original 1980 guidelines called for a diet lower in fat and higher in carbohydrates, and by 2010, Americans had reduced their fat consumption to 35 percent, and increased carbohydrates to 55 in to 65 percent, based on the USDA’s report on dietary guidelines for Americans.5
The advice to eat less fat and more carbs — primarily in the form of grains —has been followed ever since, and the results of this kind of diet are clear for everyone to see.
Superfuel: Ketogenic K…
Best Price: $16.24
Buy New $16.64
(as of 12:05 EST – Details)
Conventional Dietary Guidelines Are a Recipe for Obesity and Ill Health
Nearly 40 percent of American adults, over 18 percent of teens and nearly 14 percent of young children are now obese, not just overweight. Nearly 8 percent of adults are severely obese.6
Half of all Americans also have prediabetes, diabetes or other chronic illness,7 and some of the evidence suggests 80 percent of the U.S. population already have “diabetes in situ,” meaning they’re prediabetic,8 even if their fasting glucose is normal. One in 5 deaths is obesity-related9 and 1 in 3 women and half of all men will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime.
Incredibly, a recent report