The Harry Potter diet plan
August 16, 2003 at 9:52 PM ET
HPANA (via The Telegraph)
The column takes a light-hearted look on how the latest book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has been replaced by the Atkins Diet as the top selling book in the UK and how Rowling can reclaim her rightful position at the top of the bestseller charts: she must launch the Harry Potter Diet Book, a collection of magical recipes to make unwanted flab vanish.
During the first five days of the Harry Potter diet, you can eat absolutely anything you like, but it must be either Bott's Beans or Chocolate Frogs, washed down with lemonade. There is no problem about the specific flavour of the jelly-bean: that is a choice left entirely up to you.
A chemical process known as nausea has set in, whereby the lobe in the brain connected to desire becomes flooded at the oft-repeated sight of a Bott's jelly-bean, triggering an entirely natural sense of repulsion.