How COVID-19 killed America’s favorite diet

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After years of saying saying no to carbs, the pandemic led us to start gorging on bread and sweets. “Food is pleasure and there is little pleasure these days,” says one expert. In the early days, right when all but the most essential businesses shut down, Dr. Marcelo Campos was walking around a grocery store looking for flour. Before COVID-19, he allowed himself a lemon square from a particular bakery every two weeks. The bakery had now shut down and he had resolved to bake his own lemon squares from scratch. He turned down the baking aisle and balked. “There was no flour!” he says, still bewildered. “I found one bag that was gluten free . . . that’s how I made my lemon squares—they turned out okay,” he says with some disappointment. Read Full Story


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