The New Weight Loss Plan Sweeping the World: The Socialism Diet

Caracas, Venezuela – After years of fine tuning, a paradigm-shattering breakthrough in the weight-loss world appears to have been discovered in Venezuela of all places. While test findings are still in the early stages, researchers behind The Socialism Diet© are hopeful. Vincente Montenegro, lead scientist on the project stated, “Based on the data, the efficacy of this diet is overwhelming. I say this with all the hope and excitement I can muster – ‘The Socialism Diet is by far the best system we have ever studied.’ If you follow the plan faithfully, you will lose weight. A lot of weight.”

Señor Montenegro’s boasts are not without support. The average Venezuelan has lost nearly 25 pounds on the new diet in the past 12 months, and there appears to be no sign of the dreaded, rebound weight gain. “When you take away food from dieters, it will inevitably lead to weight loss.” adds Montenegro. “And there is no way to cheat on this diet. There is simply no food with which to cheat. It is foolproof!”

Some critics of the new weight-loss system argue that it leaves dieters hungry and fatigued. “That is to be expected in a plan this robust and aggressive,” adds Montenegro. “Fortunately, since this diet is socialist in philosophy, everyone is on the same level dieting field, as it were. We are all hungry together. It is a beautiful picture of a completely equal society.”

The rest of the world will have to wait to see if this groundbreaking system will make it to them. As of today, it is the one and only component of socialism that seems to thrive no matter where it is implemented.

Hat tip to Amanda Prestigiacomo for her early reporting on this promising new diet.

Phill Lytle

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3 thoughts on “The New Weight Loss Plan Sweeping the World: The Socialism Diet

  • February 22, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    I like it, Phill. Sarcastic, ironic, but, oh, so true.

  • February 23, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    It’s so sad to hear the stories coming out of Venezuela. And it is infuriating to me when people are sympathetic for these governments that cause so much pain for their people. Our church friends from Venezuela are heartbroken for their homeland and the family and friends who are left behind.

  • February 23, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    I hope this article is taken in the spirit in which it was written. Not to make fun of people starving or desperate for food, but to mock the system that put the country in that position. I have nothing but sympathy for the people in Venezuela, and other similar nations, where corruption and misguided ideology has crippled economies and destroyed lives.


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