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Dec 5, 2009

SUNDAY FAVORITES - ME WANT COOKIES



Joining in with Chari @ Happy to Design for Sunday Favorites. This is a repeat post from May 2009. You can join in too. Just republish one of your earlier posts that people may not have seen. Then go to Chari's site to link your post for everyone to find.



I just read in Saturday's paper that there is a doctor from Miami, Florida who has created a cookie that helps you lose weight. Before you get a speeding ticket heading to the Oreo aisle lets be clear this is no ordinary cookie. It is a cookie that costs $59 US for a weeks supply. For us Canadians it is about $5,000,000 if you get my drift. It is all the rage in Hollywood so we know it must be great, right?
These special little guys will curb your appetite due to the special proteins in them. You still have to be on a calorie reduced diet for success. My question is why don't you take the $240.00 a month you can save by not buying these and reward yourself with shopping, movies, manicures/pedicures, massages etc. as you lose weight with a regular low calorie diet. That could be one heck of an incentive I think.
Here are some more wonderful diet ideas that have come down the turnpikes in past years:
  • 1757-Dutch physician, Malcolm Flemyng figured you could use soap as a cure for fat because he noticed it washed away fat and grease on his linens and dishes. He suggested eating or drinking it. Might I suggest a full bodied Palmolive with your grilled chicken.
  • In the early 1900's Horace Fletcher was known as "The Great Masticator". How brilliant was this guy. With his plan you could eat anything you wanted. That is right you heard correctly, anything. You just couldn't swallow it. Chew and chew and chew for as long as you could and just swallow the juices and spit out what ever was left. I find this works especially well with wine. I chew and chew then swallow the juices. Whoops, nothing left to spit out.
  • In the first half of the 20th century you could get a prescription for something called dinitophenol. This tasty treat would raise your body temperature and put you in a feverish state causing you to burn calories without doing anything. The fact that it could lead to blindness and death was a small price to pay for that size 4 body.

8 comments:

mbkatc230 said...

I can tell you that that whole fever thing doesn't work. Because if it did, my hot flashes would have me down to a size 2. And I'm most assuredly not! Kathy

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Great post, I had to laugh, cause I have tried every diet in the book..well not any of these ...lol..but grapefruit and bananas, cottage cheese and grapefruit...you name it I have tried it, fine that only eating a good healthy diet and small potions work...
Thanks for reposting this .
Molly

MiMi said...

I had to read that one part twice, The Great Masticator....yikes!

matron said...

$240.00 would clear my overdraft !!
Forget the soap diet,I once took a swig of shampoo instead of mouth wash ( did'nt have my glasses on ) I can tell you it is not to be recommended !!
Hilarious post really enjoyed the read.

Chari said...

Hi Lori...

Ohhh my gosh...laughing my butt off here! Hey...that's an idea...just laugh it all off!!! Hmmm...that's what I pretty much do everyday of the week...but I really should get serious about it! I'm with you...I think I'd rather save the $250/mo. that I would spend on that diet cookie and treat myself to some ice cream...urrr...I mean, some new clothes! Hehe! Shoot...I have always had a problem with weight...even as a kid! I have tried about every fad diet that has come down the pike only to find that eating a sensible low-calorie...low-fat diet works!

Girlfriend, thanks so much for sharing this fun post with us today for Sunday Favorites...what a hoot! Sure gave me a good laugh!

Love ya, Darlin'! Have a super Sunday!
Chari @Happy To Design

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

I love the one about eating anything, but not swollowing it--It reminds me of a movie I saw while ironing this week. Sally Fields played the part of a woman dying of cancer (stomach or intestinal--I can't remember). She got to the point were she couldn't eat food---only was on a drip---and she was craving spare ribs. So she did what you mentioned. She chewed and chewed and chewed and then spit it out.

So a little gross but it just might work, eh?

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

I love the one about eating anything, but not swollowing it--It reminds me of a movie I saw while ironing this week. Sally Fields played the part of a woman dying of cancer (stomach or intestinal--I can't remember). She got to the point were she couldn't eat food---only was on a drip---and she was craving spare ribs. So she did what you mentioned. She chewed and chewed and chewed and then spit it out.

So a little gross but it just might work, eh?

Lou said...

Pop over to The Quiet Life when you get a sec - there's something there for you.

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