Podcast #315: Diet Cults!
Guest: Matt Fitzgerald
This was not easy.
I’ve been interviewing health experts and authors for a little over 6 years now.
I’ll be honest, for most of those years I’d been pretty squeamish about disagreeing with my guests on the air. I figured it wasn’t my job to debate with them. Plus, I never wanted to have one of those “This interview is over!” moments. Yikes!
But lately I’ve been stepping out of my comfort zone and really challenging my interviewees with tougher questions and even some respectful disagreement.
Yet nothing quite prepared me for today’s episode…
I first heard of Matt Fitzgerald while listening to one of my favorite satellite radio programs, The All Out Show with Rude Jude. Matt and Jude were discussing how today’s “fad diets” — low-carb, paleo, south beach, etc. — have zero scientific merit and have a striking resemblance to cults.
Then Matt said something that blew my mind…