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What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie? Thirty years later, America has become weirdly polarized on the subject of weight.

What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie?

On the one hand, we've been told with almost religious certainty by everyone from the surgeon general on down, and we have come to believe with almost religious certainty, that obesity is caused by the excessive consumption of fat, and that if we eat less fat we will lose weight and live longer. On the other, we have the ever-resilient message of Atkins and decades' worth of best-selling diet books, including ''The Zone,'' ''Sugar Busters'' and ''Protein Power'' to name a few. All push some variation of what scientists would call the alternative hypothesis: it's not the fat that makes us fat, but the carbohydrates, and if we eat less carbohydrates we will lose weight and live longer. Over the past five years, however, there has been a subtle shift in the scientific consensus.

That's just how I roll!: Midday Movie Review: To Be Fat Like Me. ACT: Day 1. Good morning rainbow unicorns!

ACT: Day 1

Ta da! It’s Day 1 of the Adventure Cleanse Tune-up. You’ve chosen your level (review post on levels), upgraded your cabinets and fridge, prepped yourself mentally and now it’s off to the races…well sorta, this week is transition week.