I wrote a letter questioning Spark asking for successful maintainers who fit a particular eating plan, that of limiting carbs to the morning, for a magazine article. There is nothing wrong with this way of eating, but using success stories in this way is misleading and bad science. One thing I've always appreciated about Spark is that they support generally increasing smart habits like increasing veggies and fruits, eating more fresh or homecooked food without telling people what time of day to eat certain things, promoting exercise, reducing calorie intake in general, etc. People have lost weight eating less meat and more meat, fewer grains and more grains, etc. Authors of magazine articles shouldn't be picking and choosing this way. To me it's like the dishonesty of infomercials picking the most successful clients and using them to sell the exercise DVD's, then putting in VERY small print that the results are not typical! It's more of the diet industry taking advantage of desperation, IMHO.
I wish Spark had suggested they support an article that showed several different ways Sparkers had been successful....
*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Three years and things are better than ever. nosdiet.com/
*Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
|1,440 Days since: I began the NO S lifestyle