Donut Sandwich, Tongue Patch and Smokin’ a Beer. It’s Friday I’m In [Link] Love

Some weeks there are always so many weird, crazy, entertaining articles to share I have trouble narrowing them down to five or six of the best ones.  This was one of those weeks.

There are some bizarre things going on in the world, three of which belong in the “just when I thought I’d heard of everything”category.

Here goes. It’s Friday, I’m in [link] Love!

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Your Donut Sandwich Is A Crime Against Sandwiches Everywhere – Who among us doesn’t occasionally splurge and indulge by having our favorite confection at Dunkin’ Donuts?  While some fast-food restaurants are working to offer healthy alternatives to their usual fare, Dunkin’ Donuts has gone above and beyond in creating an unhealthy entrée they like to call a sandwich.   That’s right.  It’s breakfast sandwich ingredients – like eggs and bacon – placed between two glazed donuts.  Sounds too sticky for my taste. The sandwich debuts on June 7.  Read more about it here.

The Most Extreme Weight Loss Method Yet? – If you don’t have the willpower to pass on the Dunkin’ Donut Donut Sandwich, no worries.  You can now have a patch embedded in your tongue that makes eating solid foods so excruciatingly painful you’ll have no choice but to adhere to a total liquid diet. The method, launched by Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Nikolas Chugay, claims the patch helps people lose up to 30 pounds a month.  I don’t know what’s most disturbing, realizing that people are so desperate to lose weight they are willing to suffer to this extent, or that a doctor has created the procedure.  You can read more about the tongue patch here.  If you read the comments at the end you’ll know for sure it’s a bad idea.

Smoking Alcohol – Doctors Warn Calorie-Conscious Trend Is Extremely Dangerous – Alcohol typically isn’t part of a weight loss plan.  That is unless you’re smoking your beer instead of drinking it.  A device that vaporizes alcohol so that it can be inhaled has been created by Broderic Allen.  After Allen lost 80 pounds he was determined not to put the weight back on but missed the buzz he got from drinking alcohol.  His calorie-free alcohol smoking invention was a win-win.  Except for one thing. The method, which unfortunately is catching on due to a how-to YouTube video, is dangerous, even deadly, and it put users on a fast track to liver disease. Check out the full article here.

The ‘Prancercise’ Craze and Other Strange Exercises – Are you bored with Zumba and Body Pump classes?  You may want to try Prancercise.  You can see for yourself whether or not it’s for you.

The article also explores some other, shall we say, strange exercises crazes.  If you need your daily chuckle, check it out here.

Juicy Gossip: Inside the Cleansing Craze – Nutritionists continue to tell the public that juice diets and cleanses are a waste of time and money but people don’t seem to want to listen.  This article explores reasons why nutritionists agree there’s no reason to juice or cleanse.  I’ve always been of the belief that juicing wasn’t a healthy weight-loss strategy however, as it turns out, it’s the only option for tongue patch participants. Full story here.

Is Barefoot-Style Running Best? New Studies Cast Doubt – Don’t throw away your running shoes just yet.  New research on barefoot running shows that the claims that going barefoot or with a minimalist shoe makes runners faster and stronger are not substantiated.  The latest studies indicate a myriad of problems with going shoeless including an increased risk of injury which turns out to be the biggest complaint amonst  barefoot runners.  The NYTimes article can be found here.

I hope you enjoy the links. Have a great weekend everyone.

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