Diet Tips & Quips

Diet Tips & Quips from The Diet Joke

What is BMI and How Do I Get Rid of It?

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Do You Know Your BMI?

We’ve all heard the statistic: two-thirds of¬†Americans are overweight or obese. But what does that mean? According to the government, overweight is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or above, and obese as having a BMI of 30 or above. To learn your BMI, use this handy adult (18 and over, please) BMI calculator.

BMI For Adults

How Many Calories We Need – A Simple Answer


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The Diet Joke Overeating Advisory System

The current threat level is Orange.

Why Food is Confusing

The best thing since sliced bread. Wait, it is sliced bread.

What the heck is this? White wheat or wheat white?

The Diet Joke – New York or Bust!

In honor of our upcoming trip to the Big Apple, I picked up some Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk ice cream. A half a cup has 20 grams of fat, and 11 grams of saturated fat. That’s more than half the saturated fat most of us ladies need in a day. As they say in New York, “Oy vey!”

Portion Control Check-In

A half-cup of ice cream is about the size of a tennis ball, but not as bouncy.

It’s in the Bag

How many Cheetos in a 99 cent bag? More than you’re supposed to eat at once. According to the bag, a serving is 21 Cheetos, which, it informs us is “just the right amount for crazy, cheesy fun!” Here’s the whole bag in a bowl.

21 Cheetos Salute!

Here are 21 Cheetos counted out. It’s the bowl on the right, which I ate for some crazy, cheesy fun! Then I started to eat the bowl on the left, because I wanted some more crazy, cheesy fun. (Who can control themselves when they’re having so much fun?) Then — you won’t believe this — there was no more crazy, cheesy fun. All the crazy, cheesy fun was gone.

The damage: 380 calories, 24 grams of fat, and 700 mg on sodium.

Diet Plan Pizza

With special “Ageless” oxygen absorber packet! Delicious, they say in the ads! I didn’t try it, so I can’t say, but I think a new pair of tennis shoes comes with that same packet.

Size Matters!

What? Diet Plan Pizza isn’t as big as it looks on TV?

Only 5 inches.

Fast Food Bargain

$3.50 for all this! Amazing!

Jumbo Jack, 2 beef tacos, small fries, medium Coke.

1570 calories, 65 grams total fat, 1951 grams total sodium. (Ketchup and cheese extra.)

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