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Presenting the butt-naked diet?

August 6, 2009

People often say to me, “Bob, how do you stay so thin?”

Of course they’re just being sarcastic and cruel, but it happens I am on an unusual diet these days, and expect to be ready for a Cape Cod beach vacation by November.

My secret? I’ve gone on the “Live with saggy naked people diet.”

It’s easy. You just live for a few weeks in a resort for “naturists,” which is what wrinkly naked people call themselves these days, and you go where they go.

Hungry? Just bike on over to the food counter and stand behind one of them while they order. Your appetite will be gone for hours.

Think you’ll just stop by the drug store for some candy? Once you see those people flipping through the magazines you will not only never eat candy again, you’ll probably never read magazines again, either!

I rarely do endorsements, but this is the easiest, most effective diet there is. Unless of course you’re already a saggy naturist. Then you’ve got a problem.

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Above: Naturists browse magazines from the display counter of a shop at the Heliomarin Centre in Montalivet, France, on August 5, 2009.

Left: Naturists wait to be served at a food counter at a shop at the Heliomarin Centre.

REUTERS photos by Regis Duvignau

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I was going to go out for lunch and have fish tacos this afternoon, but after seeing the pictures I think I’ll just drink some Miller Lites instead

Posted by ClassicOwl | Report as abusive
 

Very “cute” article making fun of nudists. we are used to being the butt of insecure peoples jokes.

However, anyone who has been to a nudist resort knows that you will meet the nicest people in the world at them.

Nudism is for everyone of all ages. Go to any nudist resort and you will find guests from their 20′s to 70′s. It is the most relaxing, fun way to vacation. This is one of the reasons why vacationing at nudist resorts is the fastest growing trend in the vacation industry.

So if you are looking for a fun vacation, take one at a nudist resort, you will be glad that you did.

And I do know what I am talking about as my wife and I own The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa located in sunny Palm Spribngs, CA.

 

I might consider going to the Terra Incognita loin cloth optional resort and spa, but not Palm Sprinbgs.

For now, I’m going to follow Classic’s example, pursuing a liquid repast. Uurp!

Posted by gwmc | Report as abusive
 

Those people aren’t really naturists. They’re wearing shoes.

 

What ever happened to, “no shirt, no shoes, no service”?

 

On the other hand, people often ask me why I’m so nice all the flaming time (it can get annoying). In answering I’ll point toward misanthropic reactionary twaddle in the news media and tell them, ‘I just don’t want to be like that guy’.

Posted by TTH | Report as abusive
 

I think this is a snobby article. Not everyone is young and gorgeous. As naked middle-aged people go, these ones are actually surprisingly firm and tan.

Posted by Peach | Report as abusive
 

Besides being too shy, If I went to a nudist camp I would probably be falsely accused of being there only to flaunt, or show-off my larger than normal male reproductive organs. I can’t even wear swimwear, it causes people to stare and make comments.

Posted by Priapus man | Report as abusive
 

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