Everyone talks about how smart he is, and I agree, but his Anabolic/Metabolic Diet suffer several flaws. 1st off he has said not being in ketosis is optimal, that is why u should eat 30g carbs a day. 1st, being in ketosis is ideal on this type of diet, and 30g carbs will still cause you to be in ketosis. Some say he means it wont show ketones in the urine, which may or may not be true for some, but technically below 100g carbs one is considered to be in ketosis, his 30g theory has no scientific backing whatsoever, all it gives is more freedom, which should be stated plain and simple.
He says feed the body fat and it will burn it readily, a high fat diet will cause the most fat burning. Well not so if carbs are eaten w/ fat. Its really the abscence of carbs that causes fat burning, not feeding the body fat. Feed it little fat but cut out carbs and keep protein under control and the body will burn fat just as readily (and most likely more BF).
He recommends aspartame as a sweetener and anyone who has researched the topic knows this is a terrible recommendation.
On his carb load days he recommends getting more fat in (Metabolic Diet) as you adapt to the diet. A high fat/high carb meal is bad b/c most fat eaten w/ a high carb meal is stored directly as bodyfat. High carbs w/ no fat are not readily converted to fat via denovo lipogenesis, but do stop fat burning. But adding fat to these meals will cause maximum fat accumulation.
A low carb diet is ideal but some of the info he is putting out just isn’t right, Perhaps he is trying to find a way to be different to sell more books, but he should tell the facts as they are.