The statement "avoid fat and eat whole grains" actually encompasses two flat-out lies that literally could be killing Americans. In Lesson 1 of this series, we showed you how the maps of obesity across the United States actually continued to INCREASE after the fat-free "theory" became popular. It is an American staple to eat whole grains. We are taught they are the healthy option; however, whole grains have substituted many of the processed white grains and yet obesity is still on the rise. Our brains made logic out of the statement that eating fat makes us fat, but we could not be further from the truth.