Today’s guest post is by Charlie Hills. He runs an oddball blog called Back to the Fridge and is the author of a book called Why Your Last Diet Failed You and How This Book Won’t Help You on Your Next One. I read it last month and loved it.
It might look like a diet book on the surface, but it’s anything but. You can learn a bit more about it here and I encourage you, if you like a little laughter with your portion control, to check it out. ASAP.
I give you the hilarity which is Charlie Hills. Please to sit back and enjoy.
TODAY’S FOOD FIND
I’ve recently discovered a new health food and I just need to share this find with others. In fact, I’m so thrilled by this news that I’m wasting no time adding it to my daily regimen.
Check this out: it contains no fat and no cholesterol. It’s low in sodium. It is chock full of antioxidants. It can increase HDL levels in the bloodstream. It can reduce blood clots. It sports healthy doses of vitamins B, B2, and B6 as well as protein, calcium, and potassium. It can reduce your chances of strokes and heart disease. It can improve sleep. And best of all, it’s made with all natural ingredients.
So what miracle food am I talking about? Why deep fat fried Twinkies, of course. Recent studies have demonstrated that eating three of these with every meal provides health benefits previously only associated with fresh fruits and vegetables. In fact, it was also shown that … er, hold on. I’ve got a phone call. <i>Yes, this is he… Yeah… Yes, the Twinkies; I was just telling them about it now–all about the … What? … They’re not? But… Yeah… But… Really? Are you sure…? Okay, bye.</i>
I’m sorry, slight mix up here folks. I apparently shuffled my notes and inadvertently quoted an item from an article entitled, “Ten Foods That Will Kill You in Seven Days or Less.” Please don’t eat fried Twinkies. Ever.
Actually, the aforementioned miracle food is … ready for it? Beer. No joke this time, people: it really is beer. Now go re-read that second paragraph and meet me back here. Whatcha think? Pretty cool, huh?
The recommend prescription is one per day for women and up to two for men. This means, just like the oft-cited “chocolate is good for you” and “red wine is good for you” discoveries, having three of these with every meal isn’t the way to go. Despite the health benefits, it still contains calories and alcohol (gee, really?) and those two come with their own set of adverse side effects. Still, in moderation, this sounds like a great deal overall.
So have one or two, and tell ’em Charlie sent you. And don’t overlook the best benefit of all. It makes other people look prettier.