Or at least some lies make you eat less, look great and have a nice smile. This according to a recent study that suggests that more sophisticated analysis of deception as a clinical tactic might very well turn up some therapeutic efficacy for lying. Lying to patients has been tried before, as you may have guessed, and this study reads in large part like a satire. But it isn’t. This particular study of deception suggests that implanting false memories could affect the foods one is willing to eat and the amount of food one consumes.
Just as Atkins seems to be imploding, leaving a vacuum that some new diet must surely fill, we are introduced to the diet of lies.