Fashion Plate

If you like Texas Jot, please take a look at my other blog, Fashion Plate. It is the home of my handmade retro Barbie clothes and lots of delicious recipes from my cookbooks.

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Great Diet Scam

For decades we have been lead like lambs to the slaughter every January.  We are bombarded with phony weight loss supplements, expensive exercise machines and magazines full of diets and exercise.  Why would anyone in the world want to start a weight loss program in winter?  The more reasonable among us will taper off the holiday food gorging and get back to a NORMAL pattern of eating.  During those chilly months, we need those extra carbs to sustain us.  Skipping meals and starvation just invites every germ on the block to make a home in your body.
My more sensible approach to the entire problem is wait until April.  As the weather warms, your appetite naturally decreases, fruits and vegetables are their freshest and  it is a great time to be outdoors participating in some calorie burning activities.  I can guarantee you that your mirror will be the best indicator of whether you need a little toning.  There is something about a sleeveless shirt and shorts that pretty much tell the tale of the tape.
Rise up ye masses and join the liberated people of the world.  Pull the last of the Christmas cookies out of the freezer, have a cup of hot cocoa and curl up in a warm blanket and read.  April will be here before you know it.
(Thanks to my sister, Sally Ann Lyle, for the most appropriate artwork. Please respect the copyright.)

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