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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Bollocks to Detox

Somebody very clever who I would credit if I could remember their name, once said that dieting is the western equivalent of foot binding. It keeps people (mainly women) in a permanent state of dissatisfaction with their bodies. As I was munching a steak sandwich at the time of reading, I heartily agreed. Now of course, in the icy grasp of January, vile 'detox' diets are everywhere. You basically eat disgusting herbal concoctions with twigs floating in them (yes just like pond scum only less tasty)bushels of fruit and veg, and the occasional slice of steamed fish. At the end of this, you feel cleansed, smug and no doubt, absolutely starving. But no matter. The diet is the western replacement for organised religion. They show you the way, the truth and the lite.

However, as if you didn't already know, an article in the Guardian yesterday by Hadley Freeman argued that it's all bollocks, and our livers should be doing that particular job (as long as they haven't gone on strike after Christmas) and real doctors as opposed to bossy blonde witches who call themselves 'Dr', also agree it's a waste of time and the only thing it does is add lots of money to the already bulging coffers of the diet industry. And as I was eating a fried egg sandwich at the time of reading I heartily agreed with that too.

Happy New Year!

7 comments:

headbang8 said...

"...the way, the truth, and the lite."

I'll definitely steal that one soon, Jane, and credit you if I can remember your name.

Cheers

Kit Courteney said...

Go Jane.

Go Jane.

Go Jane.

Yeah.... fucking detox. (She says, wondering if she needs to sip twiggy-bum-nasty to lose a few pounds.)

Jane said...

Ha! I'd patent Twiggy-Bum-Nasty either as some kind of herb tea or unpleasant anal device.
x

NoBS said...

The worst thing about every new year is the complete deluge of diet and exercise programs!!! We're assaulted by them everywhere!
What ever happened to "fat and happy"?

Anyway...I really came by to present you with The Premios Dardo Award! Details here.

I know you'll not likely play along, and that's perfectly fine. I really just wanted an excuse to get more people to read your blog. Not for you, so much, but so they can see what great taste I have!

NoBS said...

The worst thing about every new year is the constant bombardment of diet and exercise crap! What ever happened to "fat and happy"? If it's good enough for Santa and Aunt Bea, it's good enough for me!

BTW, I just stopped by to present you with The Premios Dardo Award! Details here.

I know you'll probably not play along and that's just fine. I just wanted an excuse to link your site on my site so people can see what great taste I have!

NoBS said...

OOPS!

Jane said...

Thanks NoBS. And I'm only adding your blog because it's GOOD. You've made my day!