Your humble Blog couldn’t resist that pun but you’ll see why in a moment.
Health Minister George Smitherman says he’s seen the results of the Tory diet and has this advice: don’t try it.
Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory is noticeably thinner after losing 33 pounds in two months on a high-fibre, low fat and low starch diet of 800 calories a day.
What does he eat?
“A lot of lettuce,” Tory says. No booze, but unlimited mushrooms!
Smitherman musters concern for Tory, whose downtown condo makes him one of the health minister’s constituents.
“If that’s what he’s been consuming I think that really does speak to why he’s having such a hard time developing any policy,” says Smitherman, who likes to point out the Conservatives have yet to unveil their platform for the election Oct. 4 next year.
Tory says not to worry -- “I’ve been feeling as much energy as I ever have” -- and his party will finish chewing over its promises before too long.
Then he will take his lean new physique on the hectic campaign trail, where the perils of the deep fried food group have felled many a good intention.
Take it from the Blob, um, we mean The Blog. Been there, done that, got the extra large T-shirt.