Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy diets Updated 29 January 2014 Tim Noakes's Real Meal Revolution fuels low-carb dieting Professor Tim Noakes caused a lot of controversy with his high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. Three years later the release of his new cookbook is testament to his belief in this diet. 41 Related Tim Noakes: what users think Tim Noakes: heart disease theory 'has failed' 'Tim Noakes diet' put to the test Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » The lowdown on low-carbs 10 foods with hidden fat When Professor Tim Noakes of the Sports Science Institute first spoke publicly about how he had personally started eating a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet, and basically found dieting salvation in it, he was met with a barrage of criticism. Heart specialists were horrified at his claims that high cholesterol does not cause heart disease. The sporting fraternity was mortified that he was admitting his previous “carbo-loading for athletes” theory was not actually a good idea. And dietitians could barely contain their fury that a sports scientist could make such ‘outrageous’ claims. Yet three years down the line, Tim maintains his stance that an excess amount of carbohydrates is behind many of the diseases of lifestyle so many people suffer from nowadays; and that a diet high in fat is actually far healthier than we’ve all been led to believe.He hasn’t backed down on his claims despite much anger and mocking from his peers. And just to prove his unwavering confidence in this way of eating, he has collaborated in a mouth-watering cookbook.Watch Tim Noakes and Jonno Proudfoot talk about The Real Meal RevolutionWhat to expect from the bookFirstly, The Real Meal Revolution is not a book to be read when you’re hungry. Regardless of your preferred style of eating, the recipes in this book are enough to send you scampering to the kitchen, inspired to prepare one of the 130 tasty recipes. Yet, while the recipes are all equally delectable and delightfully easy to prepare, with only a few ingredients, the book is much more than just recipes. It contains research which backs the high-fat, low carbohydrate style of eating, graphs documenting its success in studies, testimonials from professional sportsmen such as Gary Player, and case studies of ordinary people who have had phenomenal success with the diet. The tagline on the book “Changing the world, one meal at a time” speaks volumes about his intentions. He is not backing down. And if the science reported in the book is anything to go by, he’s not as alone in his beliefs as many would think. With statements such as ‘Fat is your friend’ and ‘carbs are unnecessary’ Tim will no doubt whip up a fresh round of fury in the dietitian community. Yet, his arguments are convincing. His logic is appealingly simple and straightforward. And the scientific evidence he supplies backing his claims is of international standard and quality. If you are interested in learning more about this way of eating, this book provides a very thorough and comprehensive look at eating high-fat, low-carb foods and the effect it could have on your body. Click here to order this book on Kalahari and visit The Real Meal Revolution's Facebook page here. Amy Jane Froneman More in Diet and nutrition US adults don't eat enough fruit and vegetables More: Diet and nutritionHealthy diets advertisement Get a quote Fedhealth - What cover is right for you? Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 41 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Up for grabs » Raw pet food a risky choice New finding on pet food scare Why do wet dogs stink? Win food for your pet Stand a chance of winning a lazy bed and new Hill’s Ideal Balance dog food! Cure your cough » Diagnosing a chronic cough The most abused over-the-counter drug in SA Five of the weirdest things to cause a cough Why are you coughing? A cough can be a symptom of a wide variety of different health conditions, ranging from a foreign body to infective diseases and even cancer.