“Comfort Food Diet”? Pardon?

We all end up getting on mailing lists for things we don't want, most of which are often tossed directly into the recycling bin.

Things like a flyer for a sale at the local toy shoppe (I don't have kids, aside from my dogs), coupons for junk at the grocery store and promo items in the catalog for the hard ware store (?) don't even get a second glance.

"Health" magazines?  "Fitness" papers?  Ah.. yes, those I feel compelled to read, regardless of the source.

One of which is actually called "Health".

How dare it be called that?

I've blogged about this before.  There are more ads for meds to treat all sorts of ailments caused by eating an appalling diet than there are articles, and the articles are ridiculous.

In the November Issue, there's a piece called, "A Comfort Food Diet" in which the reader learns how they can healthfully eat strawberry-french toast, 'a milk shake and a muffin' and  (I'm NOT kidding) a 'fast food egg sandwich such as Dunkin Donuts Ham, Egg & Cheese paired with green tea sweetened with honey' (quoting verbatim), writen by an author who holds the title of Registered Dietician.  

Another 'great' read is their '8 Under 80 Calories' column in which things like ginger cookies, 'red hot' candies and something called a 'tomato stick & twig' are suggested as good snack options.  

Finally, a piece called 'A Big Yes to Yogurt' in which there is a list of four things yogurt (according to the author) is 'good for': as a home-facial treatment, a 'digestive aid' (as if!), a 'heart helper' and… get this, 'a good cleaner to use as a brass polish'.

THIS is supposed to be a good representation of HEALTH?

If that's the case, hopefully you'll be motivated to think outside the proverbial box and challenge other information that may be presented to you as something that encourages good health!