Woo says that no one is making the low carb faddists declare their reasons for going low carb. I disagree.
Way back a long time ago, when the paleo pool was a bit clearer and not as much of a cesspool, people were free to eat what they wanted, as long as it was meat and veggies and they were both old. Then some of the over-exercizers got tired of the lower carb thing, and in order to maintain their over-exercise-routines, began adding carbs. Sisson came up with the nifty carb graph. People seemed happy with all this for a time.
Even before AHS11, the carb wars intensified.
It used to be that low-er carb was the paleo standard, and that if people wanted taters, they had to give themselves permission to do some neolithic cheating. Either from their exercise or diet guru, or by reading the tea leaves of their n=1.
Gradually, this situation changed into a plan where people were free to consume as much glucose-producing carbage as they wanted, as long as they could "cover it with exercise".
Gradually, some paleo luminaries changed this situation into a plan where carbs were again considered an essential nutrient, and people were required to consume a bit of glucose-producing carbage in order to counteract a carb deficiency. Their brownshirt followers went all over the paleosphere enforcing this new rule.
Eventually, people like me were required to show a note from the doctor in order to continue eating a low-carb diet without constant ridicule.
Eventually, this turned into a carbbist-inspired krystalnacht event within the paleo cesspool, even worse than usual. Folks casually mentioning to each other on a forum or two that they can't wait until the low carb people leave for good.
Problem with paleo popularity leveling off? Blame it on those fat low carb people.
Problem with people thinking that paleo thing is just a fad? Blame it on those red-faced low carb people.
Problem with eating disorders? Blame it on the Low Carb scene.
Nope. It's not the Jews, it's not the feminists, it is the LOW CARB people, its JIMMY!!!!!
Now, we are being told that we have eating disorders. Eliminating. Entire. Food. Groups. EEFG, set to appear in your next DSM. What's next, a letter on our sleeve? Or, maybe another comment like this:
"From my nutrition training, it was well-known that those with eating
disorders would hide behind the likes of vegetarianism or veganism in
order to legitimise their food avoidance... it is an easy way to
eliminate a boat-load of energy in one "legitimate" hit. "I don't eat
There has been much talk behind the scenes about similar
things occuring within the paleo community, especially with its
increasing popularity and (unfortunately) links to the LC community (you
just want to Hulk-smash those links, don't ya?)."
So, Paleo Guy, you are that much into hulk-smashing? Tell me Paleo Guy, who says stuff like that? No need for people like me to be afraid of a potato, when we have some hulk-smashing tater tots on board.