Tuesday, September 29, 2009

“There’s a subterfuge of health. But it’s just vanity.”

Msn.com had a very interesting article today about detox "cleansing" diets. I would recommend reading it. I really liked this part at the end:

"As Carly Milne, a 33-year-old journalist in L.A. and former master cleanser, puts it, “If I were to tell my girlfriends I was going on a diet to lose weight, they’d all say, ‘Love yourself for who you are; you look fabulous!’ But if I say I’m on a quest to get healthy, everyone is really supportive. It’s like you’re taking care of yourself, instead of beating up on yourself for not being perfect.”

Unfortunately most of the forum comments are from idiots.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Lose Weight Diet

If you have a few free moments you may want to visit the Lose Weight Diet. I thought it was cool. I think the guy has the right sort of take on losing weight. He does a pretty good job at keeping it simple and straightforward as it really is.

My major complaint is that he has the Google Ads allowed on his site. I know he is keeping his 'program' free and all but it makes him seem hypocritical when it is alongside ads for the "lose 18 pounds in 4 days" shit.

I think it is definitely worth a gander.

I still haven't seen that elusive 1 on the scale yet, but I really don't deserve to. I've been bad. It would just be negative reinforcement. I'm going for the end of September, all I have to do it be good.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Cheater's Diet

I just read The Cheater's Diet by Paul Rivas, M.D. and E.A. Tremblay. Apparently it is "the medically proven way to supercharge weight loss, break through diet ruts, and stay thin for good". Their theory is that by "taking weekends off" from your diet your body will not go into starvation mode and your metabolism will run hot consistently.

I thought it was an interesting hypothesis, but I don't think he had enough proof. The book doesn't have any footnotes or bibliography. I was put off at the first chapter because it was written with a this is so easy and doesn't involve any hard work on your part mentality. It did get better though. I could see this working well for some people with some weight to lose, but I don't see it working me. I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

Since today is my birthday I wanted to be at 199. Unfortunately, I have missed that goal by 6 pounds. So I still have some work to do until I can maintain (and see the wonderful 1 on the scale!). I hope to be able to do it in two weeks. We shall see.