Dr. Guyenet has really become unglued on his blog site lately, and the purpose of this post is to clear some things up and set the record straight.
Dr. G said on one of his posts that there are many examples of folks gaining weight on a low carb diet. Now, I know plenty of people who have lost lots of weight on a low carb diet, and plenty of people who gradually gained a few pounds of that weight when they went into maintenance mode. My theory, if you will, is that that so-called maintenance mode the low carb diet authors promote is unworkable for many. That maintenance mode includes, surprise, more carbs!
For the record, I NEVER GAINED WEIGHT ON A LOW CARB DIET. I ONLY GAIN WEIGHT WHEN I ADD IN MORE CARBS. (OK, now for the inside voice.) I seem to lose the low carb magic after about three days of eating a typical carb-laden whole foods diet, and it is especially worse if that diet includes wheat or corn. If I go back on a low carb diet, I can usually lose the added weight quickly, but this seems to be harder in the winter and summer. It works better in spring and fall. For me, at least, I seem to leave my ability to burn fat very quickly.
I am annoyed at Dr. G's current attempt to discredit and belittle anyone who has data points that do not correspond with his theories. Despite his insistence that he removes "extremely disrespectful" posts from his blog, I have only seen him do this with people who disagree with him. Not with all the other "extremely disrespectful" posters that populate the paleo cesspool.
This issue came up for me well before the famous G-T dust-up at AHS11. There were some particularly "disrespectful zealots" that IMHO were so bad that I called out by name here on my blog. One gained the title through her continual bashing of anyone interested in Jack Kruse and an award for the most creative use of moderatorship, and the other gained the title through his constant and creepy support of Dr. G on various websites. You can read about it here and here and here. Note that both the zealots came by, and instead of offering an apology, continued with more denial and lies. Go read the comments for yourself lol. It was during the comments section of Dr. G's blog where I first read Woo. I have continued to read her blog because despite the wackiness and mis-placed passion, she continues to supply good information in an entertaining fashion.
And just a shout-out to the other zealots. Carbsane has never gone after me, anywhere, as far as I can tell, so, like Woo, she gets a free hall pass. But, Jack! Quit hatin' on Jimmy and his struggles with weight.