Freaky Friday Rants and Raves 7/30/04

Aug 1st, 2004, 11:56 AM
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OK Jocelyn, the next time I have a craving for sweets I am going to have a cup of green tea and see if it works.
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Aug 1st, 2004, 12:14 PM
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Well, Marilyn, it doesn't work quite like that. There are five basic tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and pungent, according to Chinese philosophers. They say all these flavors must be present in our food to create nutritional balance, and that a taste avoidance, such as the one most Americans have to bitter flavors, creates the imbalance that compels us to eat too much sweet. So, according to this philosophy, if you increase your intake of unsweetened tea and coffee and bitter greens, over time your sweet cravings will subside.

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Aug 1st, 2004, 12:25 PM
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I knew it was too good to be true.
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Aug 1st, 2004, 12:28 PM
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By the way, this is coming from someone who had 2 Krispy Kremes this morning.
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Aug 1st, 2004, 12:32 PM
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OK, so maybe it doesn't work AT ALL?!
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Aug 1st, 2004, 12:41 PM
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Weeeellll, I have donuts about 2-3 times a year, and today just happened to be one of those special treat days. I have definitely noticed a change, though. A few years ago I could down a restaurant dessert (you know, one of those super-sized mudslides, creme brulee, or cheesecakes) in two minutes flat. Now, I want a bite or two and that satisfies me. I do, however, eat a lot of really dark, bitter chocolate, which satisfies my chocoholic tendancies (seriously, if I'm not a chocoholic, I don't know what one is).
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Aug 1st, 2004, 12:56 PM
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We have to end this conversation RIGHT NOW or I'm going to blow my diet (and I have a high school reunion to attend in 2 months!).
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Aug 1st, 2004, 01:05 PM
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LOL Marilyn!
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Aug 2nd, 2004, 05:08 PM
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Marilyn!!!!
How can you improve on perfection!?!?
---= (lame attempt at "wolf whistle)
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Aug 2nd, 2004, 07:12 PM
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Oh Kal, you are such a sweetie!
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