Pro: You get a chance to review everything you ate over the past 24 hours which is a healthy exercise.
Con: This little trip down memory lane will cause you to vow to the heavens that you will never, under any circumstances, eat any food again. Ever.
Pro: Long, uninterrupted time for prayer.
Con: The prayer will mostly consist of: “Sweet Jesus, take me home!”
Pro: Rapid weight loss.
Con: Rapid = temporary. Temporary = tomorrow when you’re able to hold down two saltines you will immediately add 5 pounds, resulting in a net gain of +2.
Pro: Your family will treat you with extra love and compassion.
Con: They will still snicker at the condition of your appearance.
Pro: You can watch five episodes of Season 6 of West Wing.
Con: You will emerge from the Theraflu coma to find that you actually slept through most of it and now re-watching it is like eating leftovers. And the current prevailing attitude on leftovers? Please see Con #1.
So, pluses and minuses abound, but here’s the bottom line: EW. Avoid eating food that might stage a hostile takeover of your body, your schedule and your very will to live. Food poisoning is for squares.
Alive and nearly kicking,