This is a super old article ( from 2003) when Glassman and his team started talking about nutrition and how carbs make us sick, not Fats. This is all before the word “Paleo” made an appearance. Keto was around, but only used in clinical ways. Glassman still stands behind the nutrition philosophy he had then:
From Fitness in 100 words: “Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar”
CrossFit has been an active combatant in the diet wars. For decades it has been an exciting world of “us” versus “them”.
“We” were the low carb, low calorie, good fat camp and “they” were the low fat, low calorie, high carb opposition. The battle was for the hearts and minds of the public on the very personal and private matter of nutrition – what diet makes us healthy?
Sheldon Margin, publisher of the UC Berkley Wellness Letter, a leader of “them”, accepted this characterization of battle lines when we presented it to him in 1996. In 1996 Dr. Atkins and Barry Sears were both publicly and regularly referred to as “quacks” and “frauds” by mainstream physicians, journalists, and nutritionists. While this was something that Sears would have to get used to, Dr. Atkins had been dealing with vicious assaults on his life’s work and character since publishing his Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution in 1972.