Thursday, October 12, 2006

'Men's Health' Editor Seems To Back Low-Carb

Men's Health magazine features an editor who seems to support low-carb

One of the premier magazines for the male population regarding fitness and health in the United States has got to be Men's Health. I've always enjoyed skimming through the articles and occasionally coming across one or two columns that were friendly towards the low-carb lifestyle.

But now it seems there is an editor at the magazine who is very supportive of livin' la vida low-carb and is not afraid to say so! His name is Adam Campbell and he is the Men's Health Sports & Nutrition Editor. He has won many awards for his writings and has even written a couple of books: the bestselling "The Testosterone Advantage Plan: Lose Weight, Gain Muscle, Boost Energy" (along with low-carb researcher Jeff Volek and "The Muscle Prescription" (which seems to be out of print because I couldn't find it anywhere online).

Campbell, who has a Master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Kansas (the same state where low-carb medical practitioner Dr. Mary Vernon is based...hmmmm, the plot thickens!) and is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist, has a blog for Men's Health called "The Fitness Insider" where he discusses some of the challenges people face when they are working out and getting into shape.

But take a quick gander over to the right-hand side of the page in the "Related Links" section to find something rather peculiar for a mainstream fitness magazine web site. Do you see any familiar names on that list of links? Yes, we see the aforementioned Dr. Mary Vernon, Dr. Michael Eades as well as his wife Dr. Mary Dan Eades, Regina Wilshire's "Weight Of The Evidence" and then this no-name blog from an off-the-wall character who just happened to lose a lot of weight.

What do all of these blogs have in common? THEY'RE ALL BLOGS DEDICATED TO THE LOW-CARB LIFESTYLE! Sure, Campbell lists a few other blogs in his links section, but half of them are about low-carb dieting. WOO HOO!

I haven't personally met Adam Campbell and don't know what his nutritional philosophy is exactly, but I am glad to know he at the very least acknowledges the low-carb way of eating as a healthy way to lose weight and get fit. If I hear from him via e-mail (I can be reach at my e-mail, then I'll see if he would like to be interviewed at my blog. That would be an incredibly interesting conversation.

It's good to know there are people in the health media who are still positive about livin' la vida low-carb even as most publications turn their nose up or maliciously slander this lifestyle change. CONGRATULATIONS, Adam Campbell! You get a gold star in my book for standing firm in your convictions and showing your support for low-carb living.

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