I know that I said no more diet posts after fashion week, but somehow the book “Belly Fat Cure” made its way into my Amazon shopping cart. It is a ridiculous excuse for a book, but the pages are glossy and there is a skinny guy on the cover, so it must be the real deal.
The basic premise is the same for a lot of diet books, stop eating sugar and you will get skinny. I get it. Sugar is the enemy. Anything white is bad for you, but this book goes on to say that fruits like bananas and apples are bad, too. A diet that lets me drink wine, but no bananas seems totally legit to me.
I went to work and announced to all my coworkers that I wasn’t eating sugar anymore. At lunch time, I placed an order for a salad, just turkey and avocado over spinach. Right about this time is when I received a text with a picture very similar to the one above stating “Tarrant’s food cart at 10th and Cary, 1st day out, delicious!!
I then received visitors claiming that they had just hit the cart and it was awesome. Then I got a message that my salad may or may not be ready in the next hour due to some unforeseen salad drama.
I walked over to the cart, just to look, with the hopes that they were charging $400 for a plate. Sadly, that was not the case. It was $4 for a waffle with a fried chicken breast and some kind of maple syrup cocaine sauce. (I am not 100% sure about the cocaine part, but it seemed a logical ingredient assumption.) I walked back to my office and then thought to myself, who am I kidding? All the signs are pointing to waffles.
I am glad that I left my apple at home so that I could make it exactly 4 hours on the no sugar diet. But as far as sugar goes, I will take waffles over fruit any day. Who says diets don’t work?