As a chunky chick, I have no problem admitting that I've been dieting since about age 12. Like most bulge-battlers, I'm drawn to any and every new diet trick, program, book, pill, you name it. Yes, I realize cutting calories, fat and carbs and increasing exercise are key, just play along with me for a moment... In the early 1990s, my BFF and I loved these motivational diet infomercials hosted by Susan Powter, a tough-talking baldish, blond broad.
Susan Powter had several popular phrases including, "Stop the insanity" and "You can eat 32 baked potatoes!" Unfortunately, I can't find a clip of her yelling that potato line, but for weeks my friend and I would randomly exclaim to each other, "YOU CAN EAT 32 BAKED POTATOES!" Personally, I'm not a fan of baked potatoes, unless their drowning in melted cheese, bacon, butter and all of that good stuff. Just being honest. Check out the short video below if you're over 35, you may remember her.
STOP THE INSANITY! DIETS DON'T WORK!
Five Fast Facts About Susan
- She's 53.
- Born in Australia.
- Describes herself as a "radical feminist lesbian woman."
- In 1994, she hosted her own talk show for one season.
- Has three books on the New York Times best-seller list.