I picked up a "low carb" cookbook at the Goodwill the other day. I'm looking at a recipe for a "low carb" breakfast smoothie made of 1 1/2 tablespoons oatmeal, a cup of raspberries, 1-2 teaspoons honey, and 3 tablespoons yogurt. This "low carb" breakfast has 35.5 grams of carbohydrate, more than I eat most days, at least when I'm not working on a cookbook. (Working on a cookbook requires simply eating more than I usually would. More food, more carbs, I'm afraid.)

But the best part is the recipe note, that reminds you to make this lovely breakfast ahead of time because "soaking the raw oats helps to break down the starch into natural sugars that are easy to digest."

Can you say "Unclear on the concept?" I knew you could.