"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Eating chocolate

There is a programme on Sky 3 called 'The Secret Life of Suburbia'. I stumbled upon it by accident the other evening, whilst searching for something mindless and trivial to watch and decided to have a look as it seemed likely to be one of those quirky peeps into eccentric lives that television is sometimes quite good at. This week it featured housewives; those who love housework and make it the centre of their everyday lives, those who do it because they have to and because their husbands are unbelievably idle and can barely dress themselves without help (one of those in this programme) and those who are chasing self-sufficiency and the good life.
But then there was one lady who really grabbed my attention. She was 50 but looked at least ten years younger, had the figure of a twenty year old and
How can that happen? We saw her piling handfuls of chocolate into her supermarket basket, stacking it all in her own special cupboard and tucking into it at the table when the rest of her family was eating a normal meal. Although she cooked the meals, she had to ask her husband to taste the food to make sure it was ready; not a mouthful of ordinary food seemed to pass her lips.
Yet she was enviably slim, had no spots or greasy hair and generally looked wonderful.
How unfair can life get???


Katherine said...

JUST CHOCOLATE! Goodness gracious. What an astounding diet! I can feel one of my headaches coming on just THINKING about that!

Jay said...

That is SO not fair!!!

I try to eat healthily, but do like a bit of chocolate now and then. I usually eat the 70% cocoa type to reduce the impact on my diet.

Looks like I can just give up and go on to the chocolate only diet, huh? YIPPEE!!!

Of course it won't work for me. What am I thinking?

*Beats head against wall(

Silverback said...

Have you SEEN the price of chocolate ??!!

There always seems to be someone who can get away with being on a diet that would kill the rest of us - but that one does take the biscuit.

Chocolate covered of course.

Rosie said...

I just look at chocolate and I seem to get fatter it's so unfair. I love choclate but to eat it all the time I think would be so boring.

Jennyta said...

Same for me, Rosie, so I don't look!
Silverback, would it be chocolate digestives that you're thinking of???
Jay, at least the 70% cocoa content chocolate is supposed to be quite good for you.
Katherine, lie down in a dark room, quick!


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