Okay, I'll go first. :wink: First up: "CARBS MAKE YOU FAT." False: it is eating more calories than we burn that is making us fat. Yes, carb intake has, I believe, doubled since 1980. But is it the carbs that made us fat or is it all those extra calories that made us fat ? Remember that when the government told us to stop eating fat and start eating low-fat foods, we kept eating the fat while ADDING low-fat foods. Kitavan tribesmen get more than two-thirds their calories from carbs and are FAR leaner than we are: http://www.anthonycolpo.com/?p=2006 There is nothing insidious about carbs, even 'refined carbs' (what does that even mean ?). Now, eating lots of carbs can lead to weight gain because they are typically calorie-dense and because, for many, they do not afford much in the way of satiety and so people are inclined to eat more. Irony: the extremely high-carb Kitavans who are ripped. It is low-carb fanatics who tend to be tubby.