My name is Adam Kosloff. I’m a Yale University educated writer and science enthusiast.
My career has been full of surprises. I’ve optioned movies and written for TV. (My credits include The New Woody Woodpecker Show and Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs: The Animated Series.) I’ve also churned out a huge number (~36,000+!) of “for hire” web articles, blog posts and ebooks on every subject on God’s green Earth: aluminum extrusions, dating advice, personal injury law, ping pong tables, you name it. In some sense, I’ve made a career of being able to sound like an expert on any subject.
In 2007, I read a book called Good Calories, Bad Calories, by science journalist Gary Taubes. GCBC inspired me to change my diet and ultimately shift the focus of my career.
I created a website to promote/explain Taubes’ ideas about obesity, which I named www.why-low-carb-diets-work.com for search engine optimization reasons. In retrospect, that name was a less than elegant idea. (Try saying that web address out loud to someone. Don’t forget the dashes!)
On the other hand, WLCDW earned me significant attention from the movers and shakers in the low carb diet community, including Gary Taubes himself.
In 2010, I wrote and self-published my first eBook, The Low Carbers Survival Guide, which features tips and tricks for people on carb restricted diets as well as long interviews with Taubes and strength trainer, Fred Hahn. (You can buy the LCSG here on my blog.)
In the summer of 2011, I had a conversation with my brother, Daniel, a professor of social psychology, about the whole calories vs. carbs debate I’ve been obsessed with. Dan’s insight sparked an epiphany in me. That epiphany inspired this blog, as well as my free report: “The Black Box: A New Way to Think about Fat Loss,” which I believe might just hold the key to ending the obesity epidemic and bringing much needed clarity to our culture’s endless diet debates.
Caloriegate is on a mission to rid the world of the axiomatically wrong and morally mean idea that people get fat because they “eat too much” and “move too little” and that the cure is simply to “eat less and move more.” Just ain’t true!
The one theme that binds my motley body of work together is a passion for looking at old problems from new perspectives. As Albert Einstein once said (And yes, I’m actually quoting Einstein in my biography – forgive me): “the mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.”