Originally Posted by Ben Fury
These areas traditionally consumed considerably less total calories than Americans. Globalizing their results to give Americans a green light to consume excess carbohydrates has resulted in our current epidemic of obesity and Type II diabetes.
Isn't this the real point? Excess calories are excess calories. Eat enough protein to spare protein breakdown, eat enough fat to normalize blood glucose and keep hormones in check, eat enough carbs to maintain your lifestyle and/or sport.
This article explains it nicely. http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...-you-need.html
Of all the dietary authorities on the internet I think Lyle makes the most sense in terms of macros only. In terms of sources of food, it's easily Robb Wolf. Combine the two approaches (though viewpoints on what causes what vary significantly. I,e. insulin etc.) and you've got a healthy, lean, successful athlete.