Cereal Killer – unintended consequences of low fat




In this fast-reading 144 page book, Alan Watson sheds new light on how corporate greed and slippery science are making our children sick – promoting what the late Dr. Robert Atkins referred to as “diabesity.”

Cereal Killer is an indictment of “Big Food” industries who enjoy huge profits as Americans of all ages suffer from failed carbohydrate-emphasized Dietary Guidelines and record levels of chronic disease.

Cereal Killer answers the question, “Has low fat failed the test of time?”

 Click to read the Introduction

Table of Contents

Part I — is a succinct critical history of the low fat era

Chapter 1:  Pyramid Schemes

Chapter 2:  Lessons of Framingham

Chapter 3:  Unintended Consequences

Chapter 4:  Cereal Killer

Chapter 5:  Class of 2018.

Part II: Life in the fat lane

Chapter 6:  “Loose Lips Sink Ships”

Chapter 7:  Atkins… without Atkins

Chapter 8:  Cholesterol is not a Medical Criminal!

Chapter 9:  Lipids for Smart People

Chapter 10:  Praise the Lard

  • Appendix I:  Lipid Panel – Summary of coronary heart disease risk factors
  • Appendix 2:  Lipids – The Big Picture with glossary



Cereal Killer is available on Amazon Kindle!

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Midwest Book Review, March 2009

“Cereal Killer is a look at the plague of diabetes and obesity that is becoming a huge problem among all age groups of children…. Watson discusses remedies to America’s epidemic as well as speaking of its origins. “Cereal Killer” is well worth the read for those concerned with the health of a nation.


Writer’s Digest – 17th Annual Self Published Book Awards

Cereal Killer is really well done – the scholarship is outstanding, the organization is impeccable, and what Watson has to say is alarming and “explosive” as the back jacket promises. Additionally, this book comes at an ideal time in our history, when parents, educators and government officials are scrambling for new answers to old persistent problems…”


Joan Grinzi, RN, Executive Director, Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation

“It is with great pride that we help promote this important and excellent book.”


Adam Kosloff:   Why Low Carb Diets Don’t Work 

Cereal Killer is a devastatingly thorough intellectual assault on the low fat “balanced diet” dogma promoted by the likes of the USDA and the American Heart Association and a passionate call to action. In many ways, Cereal Killer is — in the words of an Amazon reviewer — the “Readers Digest” version of Gary Taubes’ Good Calories, Bad Calories…. It is succinct, punchy, and full of great info that even low carb veterans may not know.”

Jimmy Moore:  “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Man”

“Although Cereal Killer is only 144 pages in length, it will catch you up-to-date on everything you need to know about the current state of affairs we find ourselves in regarding diet and health in the 21st Century.”

Amy Dungan, Examiner.com

  “…  After years and years of following what we assumed to be sound scientific advice, are we any healthier? No. In fact, we are one of the unhealthiest nations on the planet. Mr. Watson sees this problem. I could barely put this book down.  Mr. Watson’s book is a great place to start and I highly recommend it.”

Donielle Baker, Naturally Knocked Up

“I’d recommend this book to anyone. From those who already have health problems to those who just want to feed their family as healthfully as possible!”

Malcolm Mac Gregor, the “Body Doc”

“… This book shows how money and the drug companies contribute to what is labeled as healthy in the food pyramid that is pushed on the uninformed. A great read…”

Mark Madson, Louisa, VA 

Cereal Killer is out there challenging the corn syrup pushers who intend to spend $30 million between now and 2010 to make sure the guidelines don’t single them…! Cereal Killer is a must read to become truly informed and to challenge the conventional wisdom about what we are told not to eat…”

John Koenig, Writer, RXMuscle.com

“Watson brings a combination of food industry history, marketing and advertising, politics (oh, how important today), and large helpings of nutrition together in this very readable, interesting and potent book.”