Someone was speaking about this the other day so I looked it up. Apparently, there is some theory about food (couldn’t quite follow the argument) that says you should eat certain things according to your blood group. The interesting part is that you are likely to be naturally drawn to those food groups. There is a chart: my husband – group O – lots of meat for him, as for me – group A+ - I am supposed to be vegetarian and no dairy! Obviously, another crackpot theory, I’m not giving up my pork chop with crispy fat or my chocolate éclairs for anyone! On reflection though, I do love my veggies and am not normally that bothered about meat and my pork chops and chocolate éclairs are severely rationed. Husband, of course, loves his meat. No problem there. He is supposed to eat spinach and broccoli though – he hats spinach! If you scroll to the end however, there are the usual cop-out, back-covering options “You can have these foods SOMETIMES”. So what’s new? At the very bottom of the page, I followed the link to Oprah’s Dr.Oz’s tips on how to lose weight successfully. Just cut out 100 calories a day. Makes the most sense to me. Or - I could squeeze myself into a corset. Our local paper bore a photo of a very Victorian-looking lady, alive and well and living in Johannesburg, with her waist cinched into a tiny corset! She makes and sells such items and is doing a roaring trade, especially with the more voluptuous ladies. She says the trick is to lace it a little tighter each day. The greatest benefit though is that it totally annihilates your desire for a hamburger.