I’m used to reading about crazy fad diets. They’ve been around for years, and there’s a slew of popular ones these days: the Atkins Diet, the Zone Diet, the South Beach Diet and so forth. We’re all familair with them. Fad diets are always somewhat ridiculous, but I think the Hot Sauce Diet takes the cake. Or, at least, pours hot sauce all over the cake. The doctor who “invented” this diet simply coats all of his food in hot sauce so that he eats less and forces himself to eat more slowly and drink more water. He even puts this hot sauce on pizza and salad. Now, hot sauce may taste good in certain foods in small quantities, but the large doses of hot sauce this doctor uses for his “diet” are ridiculous. Yes, if you coat everything you eat in hot sauce making it taste bad you will eat less. You’ll also probably eat less if you dose all of your food in vinegar or slather it with toothpaste or if you’re just a bad cook (like me) and burn everything. It took a doctor to come up with this concept, huh? Eat less and you’ll lose weight. Wow. I’m stunned.
The logic of this diet is simple but ridiculous. Yes, you will lose weight on this diet. But will slathering all of your food in hot sauce really help you lose weight in the long run? Do you really want to put hot sauce all over your food forever?
Why not just learn to enjoy making slightly healthier choices and to enjoy foods, such as fruits and vegetables and frozen yogurt, that are good for you? Why not modify the way you eat rather than make eating an unappealing experience?
I guess at least it’s an economical diet. A $5 bottle of hotsauce sure beats the weight watchers fees or a gym membership.