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Dieting Failures--a Poem

Updated on February 1, 2017
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Words, wordplay, reading, and writing have been favorites of Liz's since early childhood. She enjoys exploring science and science fiction.

Diet? Oh, but this looks sooo good!
Diet? Oh, but this looks sooo good! | Source

On Why Diets Fail

Vegetables, grain and breads

          are tasty, to be sure.

As healthy foods,

          they top the list for dieters to chew.

Alas, alack, and woe to all

          who would shed pounds;

As tasty as these morsels are,

          (both vegetables and fruits),

They somehow do not pack the punch

          of foods we do not need.

When every fiber of your being

          Is screaming for hot fudge,

Somehow that lovely orange

          or very healthy celery stick







© 7-87; rev. 8-87 C.E.Carl

© 4-2010 C.E. (Carl) Elias


A companion article on a more serious note can be found here. In it, I explain why giving up everything is a bad idea.

© 2010 Liz Elias


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    katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

    Oh boy how true, the best plan is to keep the junk food out of the cart, oh I wish they didn't make that stuff... so tempting AND yet so bad for us. I like your fluff bit as well, got a good chuckle... Peace :)

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    molly campbell 7 years ago

    Amen on this one! I am reading all your poems, and really enhoying them. Glad to see your picture as well! Happy Mothers' Day, if you are a mom! molly