“Mr Moan, please eat your broccoli” instructed Eva, his partner.
Mr Moan, the founder of the British United National Kingdom Party (BUNK) grimaced as he stared at the bowl of green, steaming vegetable. “But it’s breakfast time,” he pleaded.
Eva Brick, the former Russian Olympic shot put champion straightened her Tai Chi martial arts outfit and reminded Mr Moan that he was on a strict diet as the 2024 General Election drew ever closer. She ignored his cries that he usually had nuts, grain and oats.
Controlling The Glucose Spikes
She completed a backwards somersault landing on the luxurious carpet of their Mayfair penthouse suite. She went over to the table and picked up a book. “It’s all in here,” she said. “You must control your glucose spikes,”
“What!” exclaimed the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. “You told me it’s all about my basal metabolic rate.”
“Day mne tepeniya,” she sighed asking for patience rather as British voters were doing with Horace’s political antics. “That was last week.” She held up a book. “This has revealed everything to me. It’s titled ‘Glucose Revolution: The Life-changing power of balancing your blood sugar.’ She opened up at page 50. “The author is Jessie Inchauspe, a biochemist and she explains that excess starches and sugars break down into molecules leading to glucose spikes which in turn result in energy being stored firstly in the liver, then in our muscles and when these are saturated, in the cells beneath the skin. ” She completed an Aikido backwards roll, stood up and hugged her mentor.
Tummy Fat and Image
“That is where the stomach fat comes from and why you must lose weight if your media image is to impress the British voters.”
“But,” exclaimed Mr Moan, “what about the BUNK manifesto proposing the taxing of the top richest section of society and removing fiscal obligations from the majority of the British people?”
“A winner, Mr Moan,” agreed Eva, “but image is everything. Take Emma Raducanu. She’s won one grand slam tennis title and she’s already a multi-millionaire.”
Eva realised that Mr Moan was dreaming about a tennis player in London south of the Thames and so she completed a Koshi Guruma hip wheel and deposited him on the sofa.
“I will explain to you why you must start the day by eating broccoli,” she said.
Get The Order Right
Eva said that the author tells the would-be dieter that meals should be taken in the following order: fibre first, then protein and fat, with starches and sugar last. Jessie Inchauspe tells that research shows this alone can reverse type 2 diabetes.”
She hugged her partner. “It’s all about your digestive system, Mr Moan,” she continued. “Fibre does not break down into glucose and ensures the health of your digestive system. Protein and fats, which are fish, eggs, nuts, beans and so on, provide energy but more sucrose rather than fructose which the body does not need. Finally, carbohydrates absorb more slowly into the bloodstream later in the day, thus avoiding glucose spikes. These include potatoes, pasta, bread, rice and so on, producing starches and sugar.”
Mr Moan looked quizically at his partner. “So what are they?” he asked.
“The author says if we eat the wrong foods (especially processed items) the bloodstream can be overloaded with glucose causing biochemical imbalances and leading to obesity.”
Mr Moan was completely lost but decided to protest at the bowl of broccoli which was pushed towards him.
Eva laughed, took it away and returned with a green shakshuka of leek, fennel and spinach with tahini and dill. Mr Moan beamed and started to eat. He paused and looked at his partner who was completing one hundred press-ups.
“Eva,” he said. “do you think I suffer from glucose spikes when I have to listen to Horace speaking in Parliament?!”
Tony Drury (aka Mr Moan) is the founder of Earn Your Health Community Interest Company and the author of ‘The Doughnut Diet: how to lose one pound in weight’.
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