I really wish I was kidding. But I’m not. We’re at the point where the country is no longer able to produce enough high fat butter with animal protein, for all the lowcarb people. There is now a public outcry about the possible disaster of a butter shortage for christmas. It’s absurd! There is of course more than enough butter to go around, but that’s the kind made from plant oils, and that’s not what the low carb people want.
Of course, I understand that some people should be on low carb diets for medical reasons. And if someone is morbidly obese, hasn’t been able to follow any other diet but suddenly finds themselves sticking to it and losing weight on a low carb diet, they should probably stick to it. But the country is now full of people who are either normal weight or needs to lose just a few pounds, who fanatically avoid carbs and eat animals and animal fat at a ridiculous speed.
I find it seriously depressing. The absurd increase in demand for cheap meat (which was bad to begin with, before the whole low carb thing)is an absolute disaster for animal welfare. Millions of animals have to die to produce the extra meat, in addition to all the meat aldready consumed. And costs have to be kept down, which spells disaster for animals. Plus, it’s simply in no way sustainable. People need to eat a lot less meat, not more, for our environment to stand a chance.
Not to mention that the whole thing is starting to look like a gigantic experiment. We don’t know the long term effects of such an extreme diet on people’s health.
Even Fedon Lindberg, who used to be the low carb guru around here, is now saying that the whole thing is getting out of hand. He says people should definitely stay away from sugar and white flour, but plants are healthy and carbs should be eaten, one simply should stay with the healthy kind of carbs, like whole grains rather than white bread and pasta.
I have to say, I find the whole thing absurd and depressing.