THE NEW DIETARY GUIDELINES GET A CHILLY REVIEW: “There’s nothing ‘sensible’ about these guidelines. They’re not just advising ‘eat a healthful variety of foods, enjoy everything in moderation and get some activity each day that you enjoy.’ It’s a DIET — and an extreme one at that — masquerading as ‘healthy eating.'”

On the one hand, there are a lot of fat people out there. On the other hand, diets don’t usually work that well.

UPDATE: An alternative approach here: The Food Pentagram!