I don't know if they intended this to be tongue-in-cheek, but it sure gave me a giggle. For starters, any bikini that would have fit me when I started SparkPeople (some 70+ pounds ago) would have made for some generous size portions! No way would it have fit onto a 9-inch plate. Secondly, I would never have donned a bikini back then, nor to I intend to now. Just not a good look for us 60+ year olds :-).
For a site that continually says they don't promote "diets", but instead focuses on permanent healthy lifestyle changes, they sure do push a lot of different diets. This one seems like it's directly out of magazine just trying to get people to hop on the next fad diet. Ridiculous.
5/16/2014 3:13:17 PM
I think this is a pretty good way for a lot of people to visualize proper portions. And while I'm not really trying to fit into a bikini (did that back in the 70's!) I realize a lot of people are, and if this helps I'm not offended like some other people have commented. Also, i see nothing wrong with recommending milk as s beverage - no, it is not necessary, but it is definitely more nutritious than the sodas or sweet fruit juices most people drink at summertime gatherings!
Ugh. Nothing new, but the delivery is irritating, which is somewhat new. Maybe some will be helped by this and if so, great!
But can you please stop saying milk is necessary! It's not and there is no evidence it provides any nutritional benefit beyond that of a healthy diet.
5/16/2014 1:50:01 PM
This reads like a "diet" from "TEEN MAGAZINE", circa 1969 or something, and GEE WHIZ, maybe that boy will make a pass at you, girls!!!! Only if you fit your tiny self into underwear masquerading as swim wear.
I'm a bit disturbed by this article, not to say there isn't anything useful in it, but more the whole idea that we diet to fit into an outfit or to look better and we eat this way or that. It's not about the temporary fix and I'm sad that Spark is selling these things like the tabloid magazines..
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