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There’s Got To Be Another ‘Weigh’

Wisdom In My Inbox:  After an exhaustive review of the research literature, here's the final word on nutrition and health:  1. Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.  2. Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.  3. Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.  4. Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.  5. Germans drink beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.  CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

I just don’t get it. Why do people cope with post-feast remorse by determining how much they weigh? It’s not that I’m unfamiliar with this practice. I know plenty about hopping on the scale as the last flames flicker from the havdalah candle after the Sabbath to validate the belief that no one gains weight …

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