Fat chances

The number of blogs, press releases, DVDs and books that promise to help us lose weight astounds me. Do this exercise, eat that food; no, this exercise is better and that food beats them all. It’s impossible to keep up with all these purportedly brilliant solutions and diets and to know who is really qualified to offer them. Or which one really works.

We are a society obsessed with our weight, but our behavior is suspect. Companies manufacture awful foods and spend billions promoting them. We eat up their marketing–and their dreadful, fat-filled, carbo-loaded concoctions. Then other groups swoop in to show us how we can shed the unsightly pounds we gained from the awful foods we eat. Gigantic cupcakes, which have more calories than people in other countries eat in days, are selling like Beatles albums. We line up for “fat-free” frozen yogurt that’s loaded with sugar. We still guzzle Cokes by the gallons and serve our children cereals that would put a diabetic into a coma.

Since I’ve embarked on my own diet about five weeks ago (low carb, low fat, small portions, exercise), I wonder if any of these diet gurus know something I don’t.  So I called one who peaked my interest (his name is Don and he created a diet called mobanu) and I’m going to try out his plan as soon as the DVD’s arrive.

I’ve shed five pounds so far, which Don says is good, since it’s best to lose only one or two pounds a week. I’ll keep you posted on how mobanu and I get along.


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0 Responses to “Fat chances”

  1. Terry Bridges says:

    Read “The China Study” by T. Colin Campbell, et al. It made sense to me and I’ve followed the sketchy outline in the book and have lost 10 lbs in 2 months. This is not a diet book and has no recipes. It is a look (20 years) at a western diet vs an eastern diet and the findings are astounding. Basically you reduce your intake of ALL animal protein to less than 10% of your total intake. Although the science in this book is pretty dense, the lessons thru mapping, statistics and correlation brought me up short. The dietary change is not really difficult and the results are amazing. I will never go back to the way I used to eat.

    Just a thought……


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