Today is National Lollipop Day

When a child has a lollipop in her mouth, sticky fingers and fuzzy sticks that have been dropped in the grass come to mind.  When an adult has a lollipop, the small mysterious lump in the mouth and excess saliva could be the sugary deterrent to having a cigarette.  I once knew a CEO who always provided Tootsie pops at meetings; worked for me, I was so busy chewing the center that I never put my foot in mouth.

Frank Baum’s book has no Lollipop League, but the Wizard of Oz film made them famous.

Ruth Heller’s children’s book – Many Luscious Lollipops – is about adjectives not sugary treats – but with words and pictures worth drooling over.

Today is National Lollipop Day.  Most lollipops are fat free, so you might want to indulge  – just skip the suckers with bugs.


Eat Twinkies to Lose Weight

Want your cake and eat it too?  In an experiment to demonstrate how calories affect weight loss – no matter what they are – Mike Haub, a university nutrition professor followed a diet of Twinkies, Oreos, Doritos, sugary cereals, and other forbidden fruit.  Oh no, he actually did not eat fruit (or meat).

Haub not only lost weight, by limiting his intake, but improved the numbers on his cholesterol, lowered his BMI, and decreased his body fat.

So, if we are what we eat – do those lab numbers actually mean anything?  Can you eat junk and have a healthier system?  Remember, Haub is a nutritionist.

It seems that calories do count – no matter what they are…

I’m eating to the point of need and pushing the plate or wrapper away,” he said.

By the end of a college summer working in a candy store, and could eat whatever I broke (which accidentally turned out to be a lot), I could not face another block of nutty sugary anything.

But I got over it – wonder if Haub will be able to sustain his sugar rush – and his weight.

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