How My All-Pizza Diet Came to an End at Urgent Care
Meet Leah. She's the physician's assistant at the Primary Urgent Care location on East Genesee Street in South Utica.
Yup. It took a trip to the hospital to clear up a recent problem I've been having and put an end to the all-pizza diet I'd been on for about two weeks. Let's go back to the beginning. Beth and I were discussing the all-beer diet adopted by a guy in Ohio. He'd lost 40-something pounds drinking nothing but beer over a month-and-a-half. Beth wagered I could lose 20 pounds in a month by eating pizza. Just pizza.
I was skeptical, but I did it. And, lo and behold, I lost seven pounds in two weeks.
But, I also came up with what felt like a stress fracture along the lower ankle on the inside of my left foot. During the subsequent ER visit, it was determined that I had contracted gout--maybe as the result of my all-pizza diet.
A steroid called prednisone cleared it up in a couple of days.
Now, I'm back to my normal diet. I will say I thoroughly enjoyed the pizza I had at various Mohawk Valley eateries. And all the varieties--meatballs, pepperoni, cheese, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, onions, mushrooms, cauliflower crust, breakfast pie, tomato pie. You name, I ate it.
What's the strangest diet YOU'VE ever tried?