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Don’t Carry Food With You
Saturday, July 07, 2012 2:01 pm Email this article
Fat women carry food with them and make sure their children carry food, too. The women are surprised that I know about their food-hiding. I challenge them to open their purse, and voila! I am never wrong.I do this trick with lean women, too, for a control--the few lean women I see--and I have never caught them with food.Fat mothers with young children are often concerned that their children's natural, disruptive behavior will bother me. It doesn't. I love children. But the mothers stuff their kids anyway with Fruit Loops or Cheerios to keep them pacified. Fat men don't carry purses or bribe kids, but they carry soda. During the summer, young men--fat or lean I must say--run into the store to buy liter-size bottles of soda. Clearly these men are drinking soda instead of water in the hot weather. Mountain Dew is the champagne of fat people. All these behaviors are terrible because they mean consuming carbs between meals. Carbs raise insulin; insulin is the switch that puts your body into food-storage mode for two hours. If you eat only three meals a day, or two, there is time between meals for the switch to slide to the "burn" mode; but if you eat carbs all day, the switch is always in the "store" mode. I do not mind, really, if you have a piece of bread at mealtimes. You may do anything a French woman does because behaviorally, they are the perfect people. They are lean, outlive us by four years and have half the heart attacks. They certainly have a piece of baguette with lunch. But a few years ago, here in Atkins' heyday, fast food restaurants were offering lettuce wraps, i.e. a burger with a slab of lettuce above and below instead of a bun, so people wouldn't have to eat bread. People still got the Coke--nothing else was offered--and some still bought fries. Do you see the inconsistency? The restaurants didn't keep up the charade for long. Nothing lasts for long in the U.S. The French say, "Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose."
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