A friend of mine has a theory that eating insanely spicy food helps him lose weight. He doses everything with Dave’s Insanity Sauce, or Mad Dog Inferno or other pepper-based hells in a bottle.
His theory is that, because the spices aggravate his stomach and digestive system, it err, passes through him more quickly and thus has less time ti be digested, therefore he gets less from the food and loses weight. The perpetual ring-of-fire will probably make him a world-class yodeller too, but that’s more in the nature of a side effect, I think.
I tried asking my nutritionist if there was any validity to this theory, but the woman has no sense of humor and seemed more concerned with my lack of a good breakfast. What’s wrong with two cups of coffee? If I could face food at that hour, trust me I’d have some…
So I turn to the medical advisors of the SMDB. Is this at all likely? Or is he doing mor eharm than good?
And no, this really is a friend of mine – while I do like spicy food, it doesn’t really like me