Here's a disturbing story for a Monday:
The usually chirpy Vows section of the New York Times ran an alarming story yesterday about the lengths some weight-obsessed brides are taking to slim down before their big days. According to the paper, a Florida-based doctor is now offering the "K-E diet," a procedure that hooks up patients to nostril-inserted feeding tubes. The wearers will then subsist on an 800 calorie-per-day diet for 10 days with all nutrition coming from the nose piece. What's more? The tube stays in for 10 full days. But who needs to be bothered with food when you've got table assignments on the brain?
This probably goes without saying, but it seems pretty clear who the biggest losers are in this situation.
A Well-Known Fact: Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day is incredibly healthy.
Unknown Fact: Adding a few slices of lemon to your cups of water is even healthier.
Here are 10 properties of lemons that may have you adding them to your weekly grocery list:
1) Lemon juice can help cure problems related to indigestion and constipation and acts as a blood purifier and cleansing agent. Mix some lemon juice, cold water, soda, salt, and honey in a glass to help digestion after a big lunch/dinner.
Kelly Osbourne will be on the cover of an upcoming Shape magazine showing off her new skull tattooed improved body! Osbourne lost almost 50 pounds during and since performing on the hit show Dancing with the Stars last season. She exercises everyday to keep off the weight and now weighs only 112 pounds. The hard work has definitely paid off and Kelly looks better than she ever has before. Everyone is all eagerly waiting to see your new bikini bod, Kelly!
Celebrity funny man Ricky Gervais has been stepping out a bit slimmer these days. He's saying that he didn't lose it because he was fat but because he's not so lazy anymore. "I didn't eat differently. I probably just stopped having that second meal at 11:30 at night." Way to go Gervais! Now go replace Carell for next season's The Office!
So upcoming Fashion Week has everyone running for the last bottle of diet pills on the shelf and breaking scales that tell them lies. Don't let this crazy, exotic event pressure you into starving yourself for two weeks and only eating a cube of cheese when you feel like passing out (oh Emily Blunt). Get a head start on losing that negative image of yourself by not only flushing out the toxins in your body but by flushing out the idea that perfection only comes in a size 2.
The problem with diet pills and 3-day flush out regimens is in the long run, they hurt you. If you want to have a healthy body in your unique size then you must start from scratch. The secret is keeping a weekly exercise schedule while simultaneously cutting out un-healthy foods (I know how hard it is to resist those golden arches) and introducing new, healthy foods to your plate.