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8/05/2005 03:26:00 PM

Dieting craze

Its no secret the US is obsessed with dieting. There seems to be a large number of overweight citizens in the US. One just has to catch one of the talk shows on cable (Maury, Springer, Montel, etc) and you are bound to catch a show about some 300 lb person who claim they are a victim of cheeseburgers and hot dogs, havent seen anything below their waist in years and get out of breath just trying to stand up. Thus the US, true to their business-like nature, capitalize on this and has produced numerous diets throughout the years, not all of which necessarily work mind you. But theyre there just the same. The most recent famous diet was the Atkins diet. The theory, basically, is to cut down/out your intake of carbs and increase protein. So, Americans were gorging guiltlessly on steaks and low carb versions of cheeseburgers. Oh yeah, thats healthy. Rooiiiight.

The Atkins diet fad is fading rapidly. The company behind the diet is now filing for bankruptcy protection. It started to fizzle when health "experts" raised concerns over coronary heart disease (it took "experts" that long to figure that out). It fizzled more when Robert Atkins had an accidental death, and a leaked post mortem report showed a history of heart disease and obesity. Personally I dont watch that supposed post mortem report too much as it is heresay, but it did its damage and led to the diet's decreasing popularity.

Bill "I-did-not-have-sexual-relations-with-that-woman" Clinton claims after having quadruple bypass heart surgery he wished he had forgone the atkins diet. Come on Billy boy you disappoint me, I thought you were smarter than that to believe in this rubbish diet.

Taken from http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-1717246,00.html
Last year a dieter filed a law suit claiming that the diet had caused blocked arteries in his heart. He said that his cholesterol soared after he began eating “mayonnaise with everything” in line with the diet’s rules.

Big surprise there.

After undergoing angioplasty to reopen his arteries, he started eating mostly fruits, vegetables, grains and lean meats. His cholesterol fell to a healthy level in two months, he claimed.

AMAZING! Who wouldve guessed that? Hey America, here's an idea for the next fad diet...fruits and vegetables! Hey it sounds crazy but it just might work!!

But no, a fad diet of fruits and vegetables will not be next, as apparently the next upcoming diet might be to lose weight by lying to yourself. Yep, you read right. The theory is to implant memories in your brain in such a way that you are reminded of fake bad memories whenever you look at cheesecake or fries. The result, you push the unhealthy fatty food away.

What will they think of next...

Blogger bassChocolate did sey...

In my last post I referred to watching Penn & Teller. The episode I didn't refer to is one in which they sought to prove that people will believe anything once there's a good name behind it... cuz I mean, if it's Nike, it's gotta be good, right?

Now the Atkin's diet added a second dimension- not onl was it nice-sounding, it told people what they wanted to hear: eat the usual crap, stay healthy. And the asses bought into it. People are so gullible, to thepoint of irrationality.

Sun Aug 07, 12:07:00 AM 2005 

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Blogger Bashmentbasses did sey...

You mean Atkins doesn't work?! But they said I could eat as much Jerked Pork as my stomach could hold as long as I didn't have festival with it! I'm truly hurt by this information. As the harbringer I blame you for my weight problems and failed dieting efforts. Had you left me in ignorance I would have succceeded. now I'm just fat and bitter.

You, SIR, will be hearing from my lawyer!!!

Sun Aug 07, 09:45:00 PM 2005 

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