Sunday, August 07, 2005

This week's column:
Science sticks it to the dieting craze

I’d like to announce that, for the first time in recently memory, I’ve managed to drop several pounds. (By "several" I mean more than two, less than a regulation-sized bowling ball.)

Unfortunately, it seems my timing couldn’t be worse. After spending weeks dropping the weight by giving up some of the little treats that I love so much, like insatiable binge eating, I read that I could have done it by just getting a needle in the stomach. And you know that old saying: Who needs a healthy diet when you can get a needle in the stomach?

Yes, Reuters reported last week that researchers at Imperial College London believe an injection of a natural digestive hormone into the small intestine could actually help people lose weight. Primarily obese people, but remember, studies show that in America that will soon include everyone except Paris Hilton. (And how long can she hold out? One Big Mac and she’d probably blow up like the blueberry girl in Willy Wonka.)

For the rest of this week's AT LARGE by Peter Chianca, click here.


Marti said...

Eww, eww, eww....{{shivering and making icky face}}

There's always giardia, I lost ten pounds, and all I had to do was barf and poop non-stop for two weeks LOL
(Don't try this at home kids)

Suzie said...
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Suzie said...

Wow Marti, you had diardia? My dog had it and I felt really bad for him... must have been a looooong two weeks for you!

I lost 30 pounds swimming during my college years but now that I've got a happy homelife and nothing to swim from, I've gained about 15 of it back... When I look back on it, I'm a much happier person now. (Weird, huh?)

P.S.>> Sorry about the deleted post, I wasn't done typing yet!

Suzie said...

Type-o -- **giardia**
This obviously isn't my day for typing.

Willie T. said...

Well marti and suzie should be proud...I had no clue what giardia as not to feel stupid I looked it I know, and knowing is half the battle, G.I. JOE.
Why does everyone think you have to be thin to be happy and/or accepted?

No-L said...

I think it is more sexy to have some meat on the bones, too much muscle and bone YUCK! A little fat always makes it tastes better.