That's about all
I could think when I saw this article come across
my RSS feed:
(Yes, this coming
from a girl who swallowed goldfish at
parties in college. Oh, to be young and stupid.)
people go to such extreme lengths to lose
weight, when all
they really have to do is make a few minor
Granted, it might
take a little longer to slim down, but
wouldn't that be
preferable to swallowing a bunch of worms?
But I guess that
explains fad "die-its". Take a look at the
category on Amazon.com and you'll see what
fad...including low-carb (which is really "no-carb").
I've been accused
of being in the "low-carb" camp myself,
and I always beg
to differ. My strategy never requires giving
carbs. I eat at least 60-100 grams of carbs a day.
Most of us just
need to cut some "bad" carbs out of our diets,
soda. We all need carbs in order to stay healthy.
That doesn't mean
you can never have something "bad"
that you enjoy,
like soda, for instance. It just means
you can easily
drop some po unds if you drink less of it.
How much less is
up to you...how much we ight do you
want to lose?
So, the trick is
to eat fewer of the "bad" carbs--or fat or
more of the "good" ones, and still enjoy
eat. We need to be able to keep shopping at
our local grocery
store, go on vacation, celebrate special
make our favorite recipes. We need to
stay on budget.
And we need to be
realistic. We can't live on packaged
As far as I'm
concerned, no fad "die-it" can accomplish
things. All we have to do is educate ourselves a
bit about what it
is we're eating and drinking, and then
substitutions or portion reductions.
The law is
immutable: take in less, and you'll we igh less.
But "less" is a
far cry from "NEVER", which most "die-its"
So, if you'd like
to learn how to avoid the fads and lose
we ight without
swallowing worms, you can read my book,
Don't Diet". Or keep on reading this
Either way, your
taste buds will be much happier...not
Keep it real, and see you next time!
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