Daily Prompt – Cause, Meet Effect

You can singlehandedly create a causal relation between two things that are currently unconnected — a word and an emotion, a song and an extreme weather event, wearing a certain color and winning the lottery. What cause would you link to what effect, and why?

Let’s create a connection between exercise and cake. Yes, cake. And when I say connection, I mean a positive connection, rather than a negative one.

Let’s create a connection between exercise and cake whereby when people, like myself, enjoy both exercise and cake, they are able to actually have their cake and eat it too. Let’s create a physiological connection whereby those who go and exercise and burn more than  say 500-600 calories can then indulge in eating cake afterwards, however, there wouldn’t be any caloric intake, because it would become some kind of magical cake.

For anybody else, it would still be full of butter and sugar and all those delicious things that we really shouldn’t be eating, however, if you’ve been to the gym, then the body creates some kind of enzyme or stomach acid that instantly dissolves and turns the fats in the cake into energy, in-turn increasing the body’s metabolism, assisting in the fat-burning process.

This would essentially mean you could go to the gym, do a workout, have cake and still lose weight!


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