The news for penises: hot dogs for 5, carrots for 2

Anahad O’Connor in an NYT Science Times story on the 8th, with this arresting graphic, a little festival of food phallicity:

“The Not-Now Diet: Intermittent fasting is gaining support among scientists and those struggling to lose weight” (in print); “Fasting Diets Are Gaining Acceptance” (on-line)

In a culture in which it’s customary to eat three large meals a day while snacking from morning to midnight, the idea of regularly skipping meals may sound extreme. But in recent years intermittent fasting has been gaining popular attention and scientific endorsement.

… The late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel claims that for the past two years he has followed an intermittent fasting program known as the 5:2 diet, which entails normal eating for five days and fasting for two — a practice Mr. Kimmel credits for his significant weight loss.

The hot dog in the graphic represents the five days of normal eating, and the carrot represents the two days of fasting.

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