One of South Africa’s top rock climbers sheds some light on what you’re eating.
I’ve learnt to recognise that contemplative look on people’s faces when they find out I work with Prof Tim Noakes and conduct research on low carbohydrate diets. I smile to myself as they recollect controversial snippets of news about the infamous professor, and then formulate questions like: “So is Tim right?” or “So should I also be following a low carbohydrate diet?”. To give myself the slightest chance of keeping a lid on the Noakes can of worms, I’ll just concentrate on the second question here. My quick answer is: “Well, it depends, but you could try out a well-formulated low carb diet to see if you like it”. My preferred answer is a little more complex and involves bicycles.