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For decades we’ve been told to stay away from lashings of butter and diets high in fat, but ABC’s science affairs program Catalyst – due to screen on Thursday night – is making a strong case for the opposite.
The show features sports medicine scientist Professor Tim Noakes, cricketer Shane Watson and controversial chef Pete Evans, who claim the key to losing weight and tackling the obesity epidemic in Australia is to replace the majority of your daily carbohydrate intake with fat.
Think bacon over bircher, butter over olive oil, and a diet similar to the current Paleo trend.
But not everyone is happy about the promotion of this new ‘healthy’ eating plan.
Following on from the so called Diet Wars and public debate between Paleo diet advocate Pete Evans and the Dieticians Association of Australia, health experts are pleading with the ABC to pull the program ahead of tomorrow night’s screening.