Friday Fun: Diet Dilemmas

Wrestling with weight?
Since nobody really likes dieting …
Let’s laugh the whole thing off

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Friday Funnies Series

Quick Intro before we get to the Funnies

A hop around the internet will tell you that many of us online are obsessed with how much we weigh. And nobody seems any too happy about it either – except, of course, people who make their living selling diet food, diet tips, exercise videos and workout gear.

Baby weight, winter poundage, the freshman fifteen, mid-life creep, post-surgery weight gain, medication side-effects – it seems that many of us in first world nations are fighting fat.

At the other end of the scale are people – mostly women, but men too – who are trying valiantly to gain weight, and none too happy about the “anorexic” comments that heavier humans sling around.

But let’s put all that aside for now, and take a moment to lighten up
(no pun intended).

A quick warm-up

The more you weigh,
the harder you are to kidnap.
Stay safe. Eat cake.

Did you lose your appetite?
I think I have it.

Sausages, cheese and the like are all fattening —
unless impaled on frilled toothpicks.
The insertion of a sharp object
allows the calories to leak out the bottom.

The toughest part of a diet isn’t watching what you eat.
It’s watching what other people eat.

Find More at: Funny Diet Jokes

So let’s move on to temper our diet frustrations with a quick hit of visual humor.
How many of the situations below make YOU nod your head?


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This Friday’s theme: Diet Dilemmas

(all images below found on Pinterest)

Animal obsession . . .

Or not . . .

Diet Basics

Tough choices?

Watch what you eat


Watch where you eat

Did you hear about the gourmet who avoids unfashionable restaurants
because he doesn’t want to gain weight in the wrong places?



And WHEN you eat – or drink


And, especially, who ya’ hang with


Perspective: NO explanation needed

Th-th-th-at’s all folks!

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About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

103 Responses to Friday Fun: Diet Dilemmas

  1. Great site Madelyn, I love the funnies – and you are right – sometimes you just gotta laugh! Thank you for that!

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  4. reocochran says:

    Humor sometimes helped but in the end, exercise and diet lowered my cholesterol. 🙂 This had a great selection of funnies to do with diet and weight loss, Madelyn. xo 🙂

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  5. reocochran says:

    In my forties I had to either go on anti- cholesterol meds or lose forty-five pounds. I used the veggies and proteins choice and lost twenty in one year, twenty the next year. I eventually lost the last five pounds. 🙂

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    • Good for you! I can relate to what a hassle it is to change how you eat. I gained 30 pounds in my late 30’s due to a meds side-effect. I’m tall with broad shoulders,so I hid it fairly well, but I didn’t want to carry those pounds for the rest of my life — I knew that if I didn’t get them off ASAP, I probably would. Even at that age and active, it took three dedicated years to get it off again.

      As I’m sure you know, veggies & protein (and healthy fat) is the best diet for brain-health too — double win!

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      • reocochran says:

        Oh, I am so grateful for you to share since there are times I “annoy” people by mentioning my diet experience.
        Like you knew that it was not due to vanity. I also appreciate your saying the length of time your experience took, since it isn’t something to rush or it won’t last. I am happy you gave good reasons to try veggies and proteins with healthy fat. Yes, glad you added brain-health! 🙂
        I still try to stay away from sugar and carbs. They are quite a challenge to limit.

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        • Funny – I never think anything BUT health when somebody mentions losing more than 5 pounds anymore, Robin – at least anybody over 30, anyway. 🙂

          I think sugar and carbs will always tug at us, however — especially at holidays. Still, I have cut waaaay back on both, and only triggers cause me to crave them anymore, for the most part (like rows of on-sale Easter chocolate everywhere you look!) 🙂

          A GF diet automatically cuts the carbs way back, as well as the empty sugar calories – no more cookies, cakes, pies, bread, etc. unless I want to pay a fortune for GF types that aren’t really that good, or spend more time baking than makes sense with the rest of my life – so most of the carbs I do ingest are the veggie type.

          Except for the experience I mentioned, I don’t actually diet and haven’t for decades. I keep tabs on my weight and really pay attention to what I eat when it reaches the upper limit I’ve set for myself for as long as it takes to get the needle going down and into the range I think is healthy (heavier than I was when I was acting and quite thin, but probably a healthy weight for my height). Some research indicates that being thin for your height actually improves longevity, but you are so right that quick loss plans never work long term – and they are really rotten for health (and hard on the heart).

          I don’t usually mention “diet” except in terms of brain-health because the entire topic of weight/diets is prickly, as you indicated – even though obesity is extremely rough on the body and leads to all sorts of other health problems (including depression).

          I gave up gluten prophylactically after listening to the experts in the first Gluten Summit – so I do have to mention, occasionally, that there are certain things that I don’t/can’t eat, but I really try not talk about it unless I am in a situation where I am asked directly — or someone discloses ill-health symptoms that I know from my research would be helped by going 100% GF. How could I not?

          I have been researching the latest on gluten for a brain-based post during Celiac Awareness Month (May) and it will be interesting to see how that is received, if I actually have time to draft it and get it up.

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  10. lwbut says:

    Loved them all Madelyn! – but the last is probably my fave. 🙂

    I love the quote i’m going to attribute to Garfield: “You know what Diet is don’t you? – It’s DIE with a ‘t’!

    Here’s one back for you…


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  11. dgkaye says:

    So lol! You’ve got it all covered here Madelyn. I’ve heard them all, but seeing all the funnies in one place was delicious. Oh, did I just gain weight? 🙂 xo

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  12. Hilarious! But why do I have to get it on someone else’s site, not yours?

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  13. daisymae2017 says:

    I am thankful for this post. It made me laugh. The funnies or comics you got from Pininterest, were actually funny. I used to be on a diet but when I would only lose 2 pounds weekly if that, I just gave up and decided if I’m going to lose I will. I’m fine with how I look.

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    • Really, it’s about health. As long as we keep weight within reasonable limits, you are absolutely right – appearance is surely secondary! Just so you know, the more slowly we lose weight, the more likely we are to keep it off. The reverse also seems to be true too, unfortunately, so keeping it off as we age is most important.

      Thanks so much for reblogging, Crystal.


  14. daisymae2017 says:

    Reblogged this on COUNTRY LIVING and commented:
    Cute post. The funnies are good too. I suggest everyone read this post.


  15. mistermuse says:

    I think they are all funny (especially the last three) — though I’ll admit I might not think so if I were ______ (insert PC word for FAT). 🙂

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  16. akiwifreund says:

    I think I’m on the wrong planet all of the time – and only sometimes because of my weight! ❤

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  17. Reblogged this on Kate McClelland and commented:
    Hahahaha nodding my head as I type :0)

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  18. Tina Frisco says:

    These had me rolling on the floor, Madelyn! I love the mirror inside the frig. Ingenious 🙂

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  19. paulandruss says:

    Greatcollection of laughs Madelyn.Thanks

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  20. Great comics. So many belly laughs.

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  21. Thanks for all the funnies. Ha ha. Great laughs, Madelyn. 🙂

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  22. Hilarious and funny!! Love the little cartoons! I wrote an semi-humorous blog post on the New York City MTA Forced Exercise program. MTA Enforced Exercise Program

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  23. 😀 😀 😛 Here’s to an entertaining morning. Love these. 🙂

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  24. Chuck says:

    Hi Madelyn,
    This is truly funny, unfortunately it is also horribly true. AND…the older you get the harder it is to lose weight. The 30 pounds I lost three years ago when going through chemo, I have put back on and then some. Oh well, but I’m cancer free for now and happy.

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  25. -Eugenia says:

    These are all hilarious. I love the last one. Thank you for the chuckles.

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  26. Bernadette says:

    They are all funny but the last one is a humdinger.

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  27. GP Cox says:

    Hysterical doesn’t even come close to describing this post!!!!

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  28. These were fun. We need more of that every day.

    And on a local bakery, a sign read “Skinny people are harder to kidnap…eat cake.” Thanks for the laughs.

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  29. I love the thought that the more I weigh the harder I am to kidnap! Really, who would want to kidnap me? (Not a challenge…..)😂

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  30. Mary Smith says:

    Loved these – especially the Momin saying eating a salad is a signal he’s been kidnapped! Thanks for a good giggle on a grey day – we’re shrouded in fog this morning!

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  31. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    If you would like to see the funny side of dieting but also find some links that might give you a helping hand.. head over to Madelyn Griffith-Haynie and laughing does use calories and excercises all the muscles in your face…

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  32. Anisha says:

    this was just brilliant….still can’t stop laughing 😀

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