Don’t You Dare Say The “D” Word

Don’t You Dare Say The “D” Word

 
Yes, I’m referring to the dreaded word, “diet”. I can feel myself shudder whenever I hear some poor unsuspecting soul proudly proclaim that they have just begun the “no carb”, “no fat”, “liquid” or “ultra low cal” diet. I always want to shriek “for the love of God, DON’T DO IT!” but I know that like anything else in life, they’ll soon discover the ugly truth in  time. It calls to mind when your friend is dating “that jerk” who falsely promises her the world along with eternal happiness. She somehow consumes his lies and digests them into rainbows.  From the outside looking in it’s abundantly clear that (in time) this facade will reveal itself, leaving your friend hopeless and jaded. In either case we find ourselves offering support while hoping that our friend will err on the side of caution moving forward.

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