Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Lifestyle choices......

I'm all for a healthy diet but after receiving the following photos and text in an email I'm not so sure.....

This woman is 51.

She is a TV “health guru” advocating a holistic approach to nutrition and ill health, promoting exercise, a pescetarian diet high in organic fruits and vegetables. She recommends detox diets colonic irrigation and supplements, also making statements that yeast is harmful, that the colour of food is nutritionally significant, and about the utility of lingual and faecal examination.  Her mantra is YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!

This woman is 50.

She is a TV cook, who eats nothing but meat, butter and deserts.



Anonymous said...

And i think she is a liar myself. But oh well... Eating meat, butter and deserts you'd like like well let's see Totite Fields perhaps. Oh wait I know their the diet type so maybe Twiggy.... pffft

Grandpa said...

I think the jury is still out there when come to what is good or bad for you. For all we know it may even be body specific, with so many factors influencing a diet.

I like her look (that is Ms Lawson isn't it?), so she must be eating right!

Life on The Farm

Jinksy said...

I know which one I'd choose to be! :)

Valerie said...

Forget food ... buy push-up bras and line covering make-up. Off to the shops... again!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant post! I hope I look as good as Nigella when I'm 50! If I look anything like the weirdo with the bony limbs, I'll be a little worried!!

CJ xx

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

nigella is a beautiful woman for sure! i'm with her on the eating... bring on the cake!

smiles, bee

Daryl said...

99.99% of these emails are a joke/hoax ... nevertheless ...

Ron said...

OMG, this post is HILARIOUS!!!!

I died laughing!!!!

"She is a TV cook, who eats nothing but meat, butter and deserts.



I'm sorry, but I eat like a true Italian....I eat everything with passion, enjoyment, and moderation. I truly think that's the key to staying healthy.

I've seen way too many health guru's look like the woman in the first photo.

No thank you - HA!

Thanks for the great morning laugh, m'dear!


Akelamalu said...

You could be right Thom ;)

I prefer Nigella's look too Grandpa, probably because my look is more like hers. LOL

Me too Jinksy ;)

LOL that's a good idea Valerie :)

Gillian McKeith is one scrawny woman isn't she CJ, I much prefer Nigella Lawson.

Well Nigella certainly loves her cake Bee LOL

Well having seen them both on the TV her and heard their philisophies I can say what the email said is true Daryl :0

I'm with you on this one Ron. Gillian McKeith's idea of healthy eating is stupid!

Finding Pam said...

The first lady inherited really bad genes. She looks too old for her age.

CG said...

I just detest Gillian and love Nigella, some of my most successful meals are hers and not all of her recipes are hight fat or unhealthy!

Shrinky said...

Stuff the high-fibre, gimme Nigella's surgeon any day of the week..!

CrystalChick said...

Ohhhh I adore Nigella. She's a lovely, sexy, interesting woman. I watch as many reruns of her shows as I can and have 2 of her cookbooks. Yep, Nigella is definitely delightful. :)

Beach Bum said...


Several years ago an exercise machine, advertised over the television and ordered by phone, became all the rage for a time because the lady in the commercial selling the item was a totally smoking and gorgeous fifty-something year-old.

After all the fade diets and exercise plans are boiled away and abandoned it really is just good genes that mainly decided how weel we age.

Cloudia said...


Warm Aloha from Honolulu

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Spiky Zora Jones said...

akelamalu: Thank god...that's exactly what i have on my diet...meat, butter (yum) and desserts. Well I'm not too big on desserts...but some of my favorites...totally own me. :)

later sweetie.

Travis Cody said...

My mom has younger looking hands and features than the woman in the first photo, and my mom is 68.

A Lady's Life said...

I think we should change our diets every day. Eat different things and this helps a lot to keep your body healthy.

tony said...

All The People Who Work In The Health Food Shops In Halifax Always Look So Pale & Poorly!

Julia Smith said...

LOL! Perhaps a person's inner happiness has more to do with a youthful glow than all the diet/nutrition/exercise/lack of exercise. Which person looks happier - and younger?

Kimberly said...

Butter is our friend.

Akelamalu said...

She certainly does Pam LOL

I'm with you on that one CG :)

You think Nigella's had surgery Shrinky? :0

I agree, Nigella is gorgeous and a wonderful cook Crystal Chick :)

You're probably right Beach, genes have a lot to do with it.

I know it's laughable Cloudia :)

I much prefer Nigella's diet to Gillian's too Spiky :)

So do I Trav and I can give her 11 years! :)

That sounds like a good plan Lady's Life :)

I've noticed that in Rochdale and Bury Tony :0

Now that sounds sense to me Julia!

Dianne said...

WTF indeed!!

L'Aussie said...

You've hit on something. There are hippy colonies still existing not to far from me, and i admire anyone who wants to try to be self sufficient. However, most of them do look like your No 1 picture and they are usually pale and listless. Their children just don't look healthy.

Ms Lawson is going to be on our MaterChef Australia series beginning this week and I am so excited. I love her attitude to food and i love the foods she cooks. Lets just say I'm a great believer in butter over margarine etc.


Banker Chick said...

I had to look up words on this one, but I understand meat, butter and desserts

Akelamalu said...

As long as you don't have toooooo much Kimberley ;)

Indeed Dianne!

I'm a firm believer that our bodies actually need some fat L'Aussie. You must let me know how Nigella does in your Masterchef competition. :)

I think everyone understands those basics Bankerchick LOL

secret agent woman said...

First, genetics plays a huge role. As do things like sun exposure. And the second woman - can we tell from her outward appearance how much fat is wrapped around her heart or whether cancer is brewing? But the "health guru" is doing some mighty unhealthy things to herself. Colonics? Detox diets? Bad. (Checking out your own poop is just crazy.) But lots of fruits, veggies, fish, whole grains - you can't argue with that diet. No matter what some fringey person looks like.

Linda said...

I'll have what the second person is having!!

Sharon J said...

I looked good for my age but inside I was dying. Bits of me were literally rotting away and/or clogging up so that they'd no longer work. What a person looks like is sadly no reflection of their general state of health.

Carol said...

Ooo Give me Nigella's diet anyday

Lorraine said...

I ADORE this. You are so right. I'd rather live, look like a woman and be happy rather than worry over every morsel entering my mouth.
Besides, anyone who lied about being a doctor for so long till she was exposed can't really be trusted about everything else can she?

Akelamalu said...

I know you're right SAW but I know which person I'd prefer to look like. ;)

Me too Linda LOL

I guess that's true in some cases Sharon but you have to admit Nigella (the second person) looks a whole lot better than Gillian!

I agree Carol :)

My thoughts entirely Lorraine!