You don’t need to go to the gym
Or diet to stay very slim,
But what you must do
Is easy for you:
The lights in the house you must dim.
The experts say people eat less
When lighting is not in excess.
Just turn off the light
Your weight you will quickly address.
In darkness you can’t over-eat.
A diet like this you can’t beat:
You won’t find your fork,
Potato or pork,
Your pudding, your pickle or meat.
Just hibernate – that is the thing!
Imagine what darkness can bring.
Just act like a bear,
Curl up in your lair,
And wake up quite slim in the spring.
© Vala Hafstad
Mellow setting puts fast food consumers in a mood to ... eat less
Vala Hafstad lives in Minnesota. She writes humorous poems for children and, occasionally, their parents.