A devilish grin. A snigger.
Because of this:
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Atkins Nutritionals Inc., the company behind the low-carbohydrate Atkins Diet craze, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, blaming slumping demand and a flood of competing products.
It amazes me how people can stick to fad diets. Eat only meats and other protein groups. Don’t mix with carbo. Eat only fruit juices, flush the systems. Never mind that you can’t stand during the process.
I had seen my female ex-colleagues dropping like flies during corporate events. Due to low sugar. They don’t eat, don’t drink and therefore, faints easily. Once, a tall, lanky sexy-turkey dropped right in the middle of receiving all the Tan Sris and Puan Sris. Hahaha, can you imagine a short skirt girl that goes flat on the manincured lawns of our Chairman’s home?
We (bunch of female slaves) were supposed to receive these big shots and there, she plonked on the grass, nasib baik tak terkangkang (lucky legs were not in the air). Received the curses of the Chairman’s wife, of course.
Cambridge Diet, Atkins Diet, AhLians Diet – none of them work, ok?
But do women learnt? Nope, usually vanity takes over the common senses.
I found one old article by Malaysian Medical Resources on the extend of which women are putting their health at stake in the name of beauty.
She volunteered that she was given Sibutramine (a prescription only drug used as a short-term supplement to diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity ) by a Beautician! Shocking that these people not only perform surgery but now also prescribe drugs without a license.
But if you think Atkins is finished….No, they say :
Atkins Nutritionals said it remained “optimistic” about its long-term prospects and it had developed a marketing plan that would target people who buy nutrition bars.
Nutrition bars? What? Taking a food bar instead of char koay teow or tomyam? No way, man.