Keepin’ It Real #1: Making it Work at the Movies

Keep your arterial status safe

Keep your arterial status safe!

Your blogs are too long and cover way too much, and I don’t care about research. Once in a while, I just want you to tell me something without proving it.

LIKE WHAT ABOUT THE MOVIES?

I’m going to go see Skyfall. Let’s pretend I refuse to bring my own snacks like a social reject. I want to enjoy myself, dammit. But I don’t want my heart to stop before the movie finally starts. WHAT CAN I EAT?

Love,

Hatin’ in Hillsdale

Dear Hatin,

Thanks for your constructive feedback. To appease your attention span, I’ll get right to the point.

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Diet Soda: Trick or Treat?

Close your eyes and imagine the crisp sound of a soda can opening.  The fizz awakens and rushes to the surface, each CO2 bubble racing to be the first to exhale into the world, breaking free from the aluminum womb. You can almost feel your dopamine transmitters following suit, effervescing around your pleasure center, and picking up speed as you delicately kiss the lip of the can for that deeply satisfying quench of the first sip.

Quick. What was the can you were sipping? Coke? Or Diet Coke?  Pshaw, you say! Obviously Diet Coke, because we all know that Coke is just liquid calories that contribute to weight gain because your body doesn’t get full from it.  Diet Coke is the greatest! You get (almost) all the taste, without any of the calories! It’s a free lunch! (Heck, it’s a free stay at a knock-off resort in Canada, for that matter!)

Or is it? Hater headlines scream “Diet Coke: the devil’s spawn, and your waist’s worst nightmare!”  “ Not-So-Diet Soda: Tipping your scale!”

Are they right? Or don’t these people have something better to worry about? :(?

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