As someone who is fairly educated on nutrition I try not to get sucked in to the "guru talk". But of course got in a heated debate and when you hear George Farah talk it sounds pretty convincing...not to mention he has helped drugged and natural athletes get into great shape.
In a nutshell...
moderate protein- (an approach I more or less agree with)
very high carb
The thought process is that since your body needs fat if you do not eat it your body will free up the fat you are storing for use. George claims there is PLENTY of science behind this...although frankly I don't know it and/or am not familiar with it which is where I am asking you guys to jump in.
Even in the latest MD magazine someone asked george something like "what foods to you tell your athletes to eat to get healthy fats during their diets?". His answer was pretty much "lol what? I tell them to eat almost no fat. They get enough fat in small amounts from other foods they eat so it is important to keep fat minimal so your body uses it's own fat stores for fat needs which is what gets you lean." Sort of the 80's/90's approach to bodybuilding diets.
Thoughts? I'd first look most scoff at this but it's worth a discussion since some educated bodybuilders are started to turn back to the high carb, moderate/high protein, low/no fat approach that george advocates.