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Another Big Fat Lie

Here it comes, another attempt to conflate fats and sugars. This is the same lie the NIH and the USDA have been telling since the 1970s, supposedly for our health, but ostensibly to support companies like Nabisco which sell mass loads of sugar and starch. Eating lard will lower your cholesterol count if you don't spread it on toast.

What to eat on the Atkins Diet

Back in 2002 I made a writeup on the Atkins Diet on Everything2. This prompted several requests for what I tended to eat during the course of the day. Sometimes it's a sad tale indeed, because at the time I was a poor student on a tight budget. The following article is a copy of that original article, which I intend to expand as time goes by - I am about to go on the diet for the second time. For the record, I am currently about 80 pounds lighter than I was when I went on it the first time, even though I've been off of it for years now. Read on for the goods.

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This 600-pound guy decides he can't go on living this way, so he seeks the help of a clinic and proceeds to go on a drastic diet. It works: four months later he's down to 160 pounds and feeling great, except for one problem. He's covered with great folds of flesh where the fat used to be. He calls up the clinic, and the doctor tells him not to worry. "There's a special surgical procedure to correct this condition," the doctor assures him. "Just come on over to the clinic." "But doctor," the man pleads, "you don't understand. I'm too embarrassed to be seen in public like this."
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lose eight pounds in a single day

Attracted by repeated newspaper advertisements, and realizing that his waist had gone both East and West despite his daily racquetball, a young executive appeared at a local health resort. Looking over the several weight loss plans offered, he selected one guaranteed to reduce his weight by two pounds per day. After a light breakfast, and a almost non-existent lunch, he was escorted to a large room, where a young, attractive woman told him that "if he caught her, he could have her". After an hour of hard running, he

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