Here a Diet, There Goes the Diet
May 25, 2011
I find it interesting to see books that circulate quickly. In other words, these books go out and then return within a few days. Most of the books in my unscientific examination of book turnaround fall into one category: diets.
I find this less than mysterious. Few things in life command less emotional appeal than diets. In his movie Sleeper, Woody Allen's character wakes up far into the future to discover that scientists have decided that chocolate malts and French fries are health food. I, myself, cannot wait that long for vindication of my casual eating habits. Neither can I abide all these diet programs.
And this brings me, at last, to the subject of this note: belly fat. Just how many ways does one suppose that belly fat can be reduced? I think that after examining these particular diet books that belly fat may actually be a good thing. After all, look at how many people, me included, have some measure of extra belly fat. What's the problem? It really doesn't even require a new belt; we belly- fat folks just need to move our belts up or down.
And so, let's all take a hard look at what we look like, and decide if we need to financially support any of these authors who want to change our shapes. I've noticed very few photos of the diet authors on their books. What are they hiding?