Here’s what has been going on in the CIX Forums this week:
5:2 Diet gets a revamp
The popular ‘fasting’ diet which involves fasting for 2 days a week and eating normally for the remaining 5, has had an update from Michael Mosley, the doctor behind the Horizon documentary. This version combines the original 5:2 diet with tighter eating and more exercise too. The fast beach 5:2 followers should clear out their cupboards of any junk food, make sure to control their portions by measuring food, and avoid alcohol for a six week period. Dr Mosley advises having healthy snacks to hand to avoid temptation and exercising a few times a week with high intensity training through swimming or running.
Is there more to horseradish than sauce?
Gourmet cooks were at a loss to suggest much more than a homemade horseradish sauce for a chef presented with the ingredient, though a medieval horseradish sweet did make an appearance. Do you have an exotic horseradish recipe? Share with cixforums:gourmet/12general:4297
Reviews are coming through for ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro and CIXen tells of its slow moving horror which will stick firmly in their mind. Add your review, or join in next month, with June’s book ‘The Man in the High Castle’ by Philip K Dick.
Radio Somerset were looking at the latest government initiative to bring more of the older generation online, which prompted an eager CIXen to phone in and discuss Europe’s oldest social network. Could internet forums be the solution for isolation that many older people face?
Join the debate: cixforums:sasha_lubetkin/16chatterbox:4536
CIX Jokes of the Week:
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practising law.
It’s a good job we humans no longer have to hunt for our food. I don’t even know where crisps live.