I just saw the first episode of the much talked about HBO program Weight of the Nation, about the American obesity crisis. As you’ve probably heard they take an utterly conventional approach. When it comes to causes of this disaster all we’re hearing is the same old failed talk about too much food, fat and calories in – and not enough exercise.
Is that tired advice going to fail less badly today than it has failed us during the entire obesity epidemic? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is, as Einstein’s famous quote goes, insanity.
But what really blows me away is the title graphics, pictured above. When wheat (starch!) is considered an icon of health, is it any wonder that the massive weight of the nation is increasing every year?
The producers should be sent a copy of Wheat Belly.