A couple of hours ago, I was waiting on line at whole foods when I noticed a strange combination of food items in a nearby cart. There was a cauliflower head accompanied by a salad. But the salad was hardly a salad. It was composed of about 9 whole hard boiled eggs, huge chunks of fried tofu, some almond slivers and about three leaves of spinach (the salad qualifier).
I looked at the man pushing the cart, who had a Rick Springfield hairstyle and a bright pink shirt tucked into nipple-high pants, and excused his choice of food based on the assumption that he was in fact eastern european (I don’t know what the hell they eat over there but where else could this guy be from). But then I caught a glimpse of his face and knew that this man’s choice of food had nothing to do with his origins, but rather to do with the fact that he was eating for 6. 6-pack abs that is!
This man was “Fitness Celebrity” John Basedow. Yeah, you know, the guy who awkwardly poses so his abs jut out in the “Fitness Made Simple – best selling workout and nutrition videos” ads? Last year, these aired during almost every commerical break of Yankee baseball on the YES Channel.