You have certainly heard the phrase “Flatten the curve,” referring to the advice to stay indoors and minimise all contact with others in an attempt to slow the number of cases flooding into hospitals.
But certain celebs known for their love of decadent food and drink are posting their indulgences are giving rise to a new hashtag – #fattenthecurve!
Leading the trend is British foodie icon Nigella Lawson. This past weekend, she revealed that she has been enjoying a family size bar of chocolate each night. She tweeted, ‘All I can do is eat chocolate at the moment. I’m on a 250g bar a night at the moment. And rising.” She finished off her tweet with, #fattenthecurve.
Her tweet and its cheeky hashtag prompted hundreds of replies as people shared their own tales of tasty indulgences during current hibernation period, which experts predict will last at least 4 months, and possibly much longer.
Model and hilarious Twitter personality Chrissy Teigen recently posted one of her own homemade indulgences
“Oatmeal crumble apple pie with vanilla cream made with my own bare hands.” Her two kids and husband, People Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ John Legend, must be enjoying her delicious baking!
Some of Nigella’s Twitter followers replied with their own delicious treats
“I’m on a pack of Ritter Sport Salted Almond and a quarter bottle of gin per night. So far so good.” Welsh broadcaster and writer Sali Hughes tweeted, “I cannot stop eating. Hoping to be alive come autumn. But knowing that if I am, I’ll be weighty.”
Not everyone is so thrilled with the idea that Brits are hoovering up sweets and junk foods
Celebrity chef Pete Evans has expressed concern that people are stockpiling ‘crap food.’ Instead of following Nigella’s lead and indulging our decadent side, he thinks that it is a ‘really good time’ to overhaul our health as a country. He said, “We’re going to be in a situation where it’s like, “oh s**t maybe I should’ve looked after myself those last couple of years”, and maybe now is a really, really good time.”
He does have a point – with lots of lazing around indoors, the weight can pack on quite quickly. However, people need tasty treats to look forward to break up the boredom and anxiety of self-isolation. Finding a balance between diet and exercise has never been so important – or so tricky.
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