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July 7, 2002

Everything You Know is Wrong

About food, that is. Maybe.

This article in today's New York Times says that there is no scientific evidence that a low-fat diet does any good and a growing suspicion that it's responsible for the obvious fattening of America. It rings true to me, and it will be interesting to watch the feathers fly if a whole generation of food experts has to re-examine some fundamental assumptions. Could be a paradigm shift and that always involves some pain. In other realms in the past, a true paradigm shift only happened when the old guard died off. Things move more quickly now.

Personally, I think I'll move in the direction of an Atkins diet for awhile to see what happens. I've certainly got enough excess tonnage to experiment with.