Anorak News | A Weighting Game

A Weighting Game

by | 5th, January 2005

‘GIVEN that an appearance on television is said to add half a stone, Abu Hamza would be well within his rights to refuse to appear by videolink because it is unflattering to his already generous waistline.

Keep track of your keep-fit regime with our free, deep pan pizza pie chart

You would have thought that having hooks for hands (particularly the rusty old hooks Hamza’s got) would be a good weight-loss aid.

But the problem for the cleric is that he just cannot stick to one diet for long enough.

Scientists have discovered that it actually doesn’t matter much what diet we choose to follow, the secret of a small bum and flat stomach is in sticking to the programme.

A year-long trial in the United States showed that the Atkins high-fat diet, the Ornish low-fat diet, the Weight Watchers calorie control diet and the Zone diet were equally effective.

But, says the Times, the more extreme the diet, the less likelihood that people would adhere to it, with Atkins dieters faring worst than devotees of the other three programmes.

If Abu Hamza is struggling with his low-carb regime inside Belmarsh, he should look forward to his eventual extradition to the United States.

There, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell are offering customers the chance of a free four-week gym membership for any purchase made before the end of the month.

Customers will also be able to get an activity calculator, which will work out how much work they need to do in the gym to work off the calories in their chicken fillet burger.

For instance, a KFC meal is the equivalent of two hours’ walking on a treadmill, while a Pizza Hut Super Supreme pan pizza and side order of garlic bread would take six hours to burn off.

Not easy even when your toenails aren’t killing you…’

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