Would you believe...these women are starving?
I'm not making that up.
Because according to NPR, these women are malnourished thanks to rising food costs and a poor Ohio economy:
The rising cost of food means their money gets them about a third fewer bags of groceries — $100 used to buy about 12 bags of groceries, but now it's more like seven or eight. So they cut back on expensive items like meat, and they don't buy extras like ice cream anymore. Instead, they eat a lot of starches like potatoes and noodles.
Damn. Maybe that Atkins guy was on to something...