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.