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“Till We Eat Again”
Posted By GKC On October 28, 2012 @ 2:28 am In Health | 1 Comment
Health is a serious topic but sometimes we have to laugh at ourselves and our diet mania (which is not the same as health). Judy Gruen’s newest book, Till We Eat Again: A Second Helping , is definitely a look at the light side of dieting. And for a serious look at how we confuse dieting and health and malign the overweight, see her latest piece on Jennifer Livingston: The Fat Anchor on aish.com .
Excerpt from Till We Eat Again: A Second Helping
By Judy Gruen
The calendar is closing in on me. December already! Where did the year go? And why in the last year have I lost just about everything I own except some weight? I’ve lost my keys, my sunglasses, and my peace of mind. I’ve lost my wallet, eight library books, and even, for a heart-stopping half-hour at an outdoor fair, one of the kids. I seem to be able to lose everything except this padding.
As an added reminder, even today’s spam e-mails were nearly all insulting in nature. One e-mailer invited me out on a date, if I could meet him in Sydney, Australia. The next suggested, with no subtlety whatsoever, that I start “loosing” weight -- today! Do people who can’t even spell correctly expect me to cough up money for their charlatan plans? Besides, my weight already is “loose! Then I received an exclusive offer to purchase an Apple Cider Vinegar potion for only sixteen dollars and ninety-five cents, but I’ve already got apple cider vinegar at home that, if I am not mistaken, only cost me about a buck-sixty-nine.
Since the world is full of scams, I’ve ruled out the following types of diets and schemes:
I’m sure the list will grow, but so far, I think this is a good start.
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 Till We Eat Again: A Second Helping: http://www.amazon.com/Till-We-Eat-Again-Helping/dp/1470118114/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1337560271&sr=8-2
 Jennifer Livingston: The Fat Anchor on aish.com: http://www.aish.com/ci/s/Jennifer-Livingston-The-Fat-Anchor.html
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