Truth: you can't log on, tune in or turn a page without being bombarded with lose weight fast or this one weird fat burning tip or amazing weight loss secret.
It's all crap and we all know it, but we click anyway. The screen fills with some talking bubble head full of promises as empty as the calories in that can of Pepsi.
Finally, someone's (ahem) shedding some light on what's really behind our burgeoning behinds. This is the single best article I've read about the obesity epidemic. From the article:
"The increasing amount and processing of carbohydrates in the American diet has increased insulin levels, put fat cells into storage overdrive and elicited obesity-promoting biological responses in a large number of people. Like an infection that raises the body temperature set point, high consumption of refined carbohydrates — chips, crackers, cakes, soft drinks, sugary breakfast cereals and even white rice and bread — has increased body weights throughout the population."
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