Tim Noakes is one of the highest ranked sports scientists in the world. He has published over 750 scientific books and articles and has been cited in scientific literature more than 21,000 times. His H-index is 77. The National Research Foundation of South Africa has rated him an A1 scientist for a second five-year term, which is the highest possible rating. Tim has won many awards and has served on numerous editorial boards.


Tim argues that a low-carb, high-fat diet is more effective for weight management and overall health than the traditional low-fat approach.

By reducing carbohydrates and increasing healthy fats, the body enters a state of ketosis that burns fat more efficiently.

Studies have shown that this lifestyle improves blood sugar control, increases ‘good’ cholesterol, and reduces inflammation.

Tim recommends focusing on animal proteins, above-ground vegetables, and natural fats, while avoiding sugary and starchy foods. He believes this simple approach is more effective than calorie counting or restrictive dieting.

By stimulating insulin secretion, carbohydrates make us fat and ultimately cause obesity. The fewer carbohydrates we consume, the leaner we will be.

Gary Taubes

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