Author Matt Fitzgerald shares the five most interesting things he learned while writing his latest book.
From Atkins to Zone and everything in between, there has been a near-constant stream of diet philosophies infiltrating the zeitgeist and jockeying for authority. And as author Matt Fitzgerald points out in his new book,Diet Cults, each school of thought believes—strongly—that theirs is the only right way to stay lean. After poring over scads of research, Fitzgerald gained a unique perspective on our cultural fixation with dieting. Here, he breaks down the five most interesting truths he uncovered while sorting through the hype.