America, this is why you’re fat…

… and sick.

This is a pretty good report, especially for a mainstream, big network news program like Nightline.   I’d only say that looking for a single cause of America’s widening waistlines is pointless, because it’s all of the above discussed in this report that are responsible.  HFCS, overeating, eating edible food-like substances instead of food, lack of exercise… all of it.  Oh, and the ridiculous and increasingly discredited notion that a “low fat” diet is good for you or will contribute to weight loss and physical fitness, which we see the hack from Smart Choices repeating the mantra of in this clip.

I love the quote from Mark Bittman here, “If something is 40% sugar by weight what is it?  It’s dessert, not breakfast.”

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