Monday, January 16, 2012

A Bloat of a Different Color...

What if I told you you're currently netting, on average, 250 calories/meal more than you're burning off daily... Now you tell me, would you be fatter or skinnier a year from now?

Let's say you arrange your daily activities so as to net minimal physical stress... Now you tell me, will your bones and muscles be more or less dense, will they possess more or less capacity a year from now?

What would you say if I told you you could lose weight by increasing your caloric intake by 70% daily? And what if I told you you could become physically stronger while exerting even less over the next 12 months?

As much as you'd love to believe me, you'd tell me I'm full of it...

But what if I were the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Nutrition (were there such a thing), would you believe me then? Sadly, some of you (those who'd do just about anything not to diet or workout) would... But, alas, my academic prowess notwithstanding, me saying it wouldn't amount to hill-a-pork-n-beans twelve months from now...

Now what if I told you you're spending 70% more than your annual income... You tell me, will you be richer or poorer a year from now?

Andwhat would you say if I told you you'd be in better fiscal shape if you spent even more over the next 12 months?

I'd be full of it, right?

But what if you were a company? Still full of it... Ah, but what if you were a nation? Now there's a bloat of an entirely different color... For at least one Nobel Prize winning economist, and oodles of pandering politicians, would have you believe that very thing... The question is, do you believe them?

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