Why Every ‘Scientifically-Proven Weight Loss Diet’ Is Actually a Total Scam

You’ve probably come across the endless ads, magazine articles, and best-selling books offering “scientifically proven” diets promising to help you lose weight.

But what does the science actually say about whether or not these diet plans really work?

This comic reveals the truth by exposing what’s really behind the claims that there’s “no excuse” not to be thin with these diet plans on the market. Since thinness isn’t an indicator of health anyway, what the hell are these diet plans good for?

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism


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Barry Deutsch is the Portland-based author and cartoonist of Ampersand, a political comic with a generally progressive sensibility. A new Ampersand comic appears in every issue of Dollars and Sense Magazine. Barry attended Oberlin College in Ohio in the late 1980s, the School of Visual Arts in New York City in the 1990s (where he took classes from comics legend Will Eisner), and graduated from Portland State University several years ago. While at PSU, his political cartoons won the Charles M. Schulz Award. His current comics project is his comic book Hereville, a fantasy adventure comic about an 11-year-old Jewish girl. Check out his blog and follow him on Twitter @barrydeutsch.