Scientific studies show that the proportion of men and women who are classed as obese has risen steeply in recent years. However, there has been no particular increase in the number of people who are overweight, and calorie intake has generally decreased. So we are eating less but obesity has increased. What's going on? Diet lawyer Hannah Sutter exposes lies, misinformation and distortion in the basic health guidelines promoted by the government, the NHS, the Food Standards Agency and other numerous 'expert' authorities. From the calorie counting and exercise myths to the starch, ketosis and BMI frauds - Sutter uncovers a series of highly disturbing fictions that underpin government health policies throughout the world.