Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Broccoli Belly

by Kris Pitcher

Broccoli is one of those vegetables that can give people trouble. Gassy trouble. It's considered part of the brassicaceae family , or cruciferous.

You can find cauliflower, cabbage, cress and bock choy in this family as well - Brussels sprouts too. But broccoli belly is an external condition.

Broccoli belly is brought on after an evening cardio session, when you are eating your meal in the reclining chair. I love broccoli and I eat a lot of it. I buy it frozen for ease of preparation and my cart is filled each week with it. Filled!

This condition happens when you are eating your meal in your sports bra (the joys of doing cardio at home) in the reclining chair and you have a mishap with your spoon. Broccoli tumbles onto your belly resulting in...broccoli belly.

Now, in itself the condition isn't so bad. The problem is broccoli is a wonderful transporter of condiments. I like chili sauce, curry powder and cinnamon lately. It's a tasty combination and makes a creamy, sweet yet spicy mix for my broccoli and chicken. It is however a dangerous combination for the belly.

Luckily when broccoli belly occurs you have much longer than the 5 second rule to retrieve and eat the broccoli since it has fallen on your own body. I just wanted you to be aware of this condition and the dangers of broccoli, reclining chairs, and evening cardio. Happy training!

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