Aside from explaining how the Universe works, the discovery of the Higgs boson could have even more important ramifications: it could lead to a solution for the obesity epidemic! More than one-third of U.S. adults and seventeen percent of children and adolescents in this country are obese. Some of these folks (Fig. 3) might require as much as 7 TeV of energy just to hoist themselves out of bed in the morning – and that’s without accelerating. For them, its as though the Higgs field we slosh about in all day really were made of molasses.