Finally! A doctor that gives the kind of advice I want to hear! He says that the biggest reason for weight gain is stress. To combat stress - just increase your sleep because you don’t feel stress when you’re asleep!
Consider this Interview with a noted and respected Doctor...
Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true? A: Absolutely not! The heart is only good for so many beats, and that it. Don’t waste those beats on exercise! Everything eventually wears out so speeding up your heart will not make you live longer. It’s like saying you’ll extend the life of your car by driving faster. If you want to live longer, take a nap!
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake? A: Oh no. Wine is made from grapes, which are a fruit. Brandy is distilled wine so that means they take the water out of the fruit a bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer is also made of grains which we all know are good for you. So Bottom’s Up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio? A: Well, if you have one body and you have fat on that body, your ratio one to one. If you have two bodies and fat on one of those bodies, then your ratio two to one.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program? A: I’m sorry but I can’t think of a single advantage. My philosophy is “no pain is a good thing!”
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you? A: You’re not listening to me! Foods fried in vegetable oil must be good for you because how can getting more vegetables be bad?
Q: Will sit-ups help me prevent getting a little soft around the middle? A: Oh no! When you exercise, the muscles get bigger! You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach!
Q: Is chocolate bad for me? A: Are you crazy? Hellloooo? The cocoa bean is a vegetable! The more vegetables you eat the better. Cocoa beans are the best feel-good food around.
Q: Is swimming good for your figure? A: If swimming is good for figure, please explain whales to me.
Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle? A: Absolutely! But don’t forget that “round” is a recognized and perfectly normal “shape”.
Remember… Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body. Instead, you should slide in sideways, glass of wine in one hand and chocolate in the other, in a body thoroughly used up, worn out and screaming “Woohooo! What a ride!”
And for those of you who watch what you eat, here is one final thought on nutrition and health. It is the only possible conclusion that can be drawn from so many conflicting nutritional studies:
People in Japan eat very little fat in their diet and they suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
Conversely, people in Mexico eat a lot of fat in their diet, yet they still suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
People in China drink very little red wine and they suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
People in Italy drink a lot of red wine and they also suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
People in Germany drink a lot of beer – and not “lite” beer – and eat plenty of sausages and fats, yet they too suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
So what’s the conclusion? Eat and drink what you like. It isn’t the food, fat or alcohol that will kill you, it’s speaking English.
Just so you know, all of these pictures come from the gorgeous, amazing Tumblr page of Que Bueno Es Vivir - How Good is Life. But be warned... it's hard not to lose track of time looking at all the beautiful images arranged by color and theme.
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