Don’t forget: a “diet” is about regular intake or habits, which means both what you do and what you don’t do. Some intentional diets focus on what to leave out of your life – say, processed sugars – and others on what to have enough of – say, cruciform vegetables. It’s all in what you want out of it.
It’s no news that sex can burn a lot of calories. (Those who choose to be pretty much inactive through the process naturally use less energy and thereby get less benefit. Karma.) What has been news for a while now is people calling the straightforward habit of a healthy sex life a “sex diet.” Hey, whatever motivates good living! Actually, what’s been upping the Tee Hee Factor is the number of famous and beautiful women who credit their figures in no small part to bedroom activity. Some quotes:
“Looking good to me has always been because of the amount of sex I’m getting. I’ve hardly been a member of a gym and I can’t follow diets.” – Pamela Anderson
“I do a lot of yoga and aerobics. Plus, you can burn a lot of calories in the bedroom too. I get a lot of guys coming up to me who have bought my striptease DVD and they thank me because their girls have learned how to give them amazing lap dances.” – Carmen Electra
“We jokingly refer to it as the sex diet. When one of us is having regular sex, that tends to burn calories and kill the appetite. Losing seven pounds in seven days means being a very naughty girl.” – Kim Kardashian
I should mention that Kim’s quote is probably where the term originated. Not so sure about the killing-the-appetite part, personally, but your mileage may vary.
“I didn’t have to work out before 35 but now I have to so it’s treadmill, Bikram yoga, watching what I eat and of course great sex. Lots of great sex!” – Jenny McCarthy
“It’s SEX! Lots and lots of SEX with my husband Ryan! Did you know it burns 360 calories per hour? It’s a TOTAL body workout! And let’s face it – it’s a lot more fun than hitting the gym.” – Mandy Moore, in Showbiz Spy, when asked about how she keeps her figure
Kelly Brook, in Company Magazine, says ‘tonnes of sex’ is what keeps her curvy. Also mentioned in the magazine: “She had advice for those mortals who didn’t have a nonstop sex life: get the lighting just right. ‘When you redecorate, make sure everything’s on dimmers. Either that or candlelight,’ she advised.”
“I guess it’s just exercise, healthy diet, lots of water, lots of laughter, lots of sex – yes, sex, we need that as human beings. It’s healthy it’s natural, it’s what we are here to do! I’m 37, I don’t need to go out and party anymore.” – Cameron Diaz, in Vogue UK, on her perpetual fitness
There’s even a book out on the subject, called Ultimate Sex Diet. I’m really unclear about the point of a book: either you’re on board with the idea or you’re not. A book can do little more than make suggestions about ways to maximize the workout potential. Oh, and there’s another one called Sexercise.
The all-body workout that is good sex has quite a variety of specific benefits, which lead to better health, better looks, and better libido. That easily results in a better sex life, leading to better health, building… well, whatever is the opposite of a vicious circle. We’ll discuss that another day. But for now, you have your orders: Get out there, get busy, and get healthy!