Mr. Smith was terribly overweight, so his doctor placed him on a strict diet.
"I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you, you'll have lost at least 5 pounds," his doctor promised.
When Mr. Smith returned he shocked the doctor by having lost nearly 20 pounds.
"Why, that's amazing!" the doctor said, "Did you follow my instructions?"
Mr. Smith nodded. "I'll tell you though, I thought I was going to drop dead that 3rd day."
"Why, from hunger?" asked the doctor.
"No, from skipping."