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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.

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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 Revolution

What to expect from the book

Firstly, 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.

 
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