The people that I work with are all very intelligent, well educated people. But some of them are as dumb as a box of hair when it comes to diet and nutrition!
One lady was telling me about this great diet that she has started. You eliminate certain foods for a week then get to add stuff in over the next 3 weeks then start over. You cut your calories down to 1200 a day and do certain vigorous work outs. She thinks this is a great plan. She also mentioned that she passed out during one of her workouts. She also tore a muscle in her back. The bruise was huge! She is also saying that she is grouchy and irritable around her family.
Then she says, But you don't need to worry about dieting as you always eat healthy and your so thin!
Another lady comes in with a new diet from her Doctor. This one is called the PAWS diet. You can eat all of the pecans, almonds, walnuts and apples you want. In fact, you are supposed to eat 1/2 apple and a "generous" serving of nuts with each meal and for snacks. At least 3 or 4 times a day. The small print says limit calories to 1200 a day. You also must eliminate certain foods from your diet and eat lots of the allowed foods.
So we did the math. Eating "generous" portions of nuts and apples 3 times a day would max out the calories. Now I realize that "generous" is an ambiguous term.. My generous would be a cup sized serving. So 3 cups of nuts and 3 apples and I'm done for the day.
She was rather surprised at the results.
Woman are the worst about this. We so desperately want to believe that there is magic formula to lose weight and be healthy. We want to believe that if we eat the right combinations of foods that we will lose weight. We lose any common sense and intelligence that we ever have had when someone dangles a new weight loss product in front of us.
| Pounds lost: 95.0