If Christmas is a calorie-consuming competition, then I am the winner, what with Martha Stewart's six-layer salted caramel chocolate cake, the prime rib roast, the mashed potatoes, the French toast, the cookies, the wine, and the appetizers. Then there was the traditional Boxing Day lunch at Himalayan Fusion, with my sister and her husband, and, capitalizing on the fact that everyone flees Charlottesville at Christmas, we went to Mas for dinner last night, knowing it would be relatively easy to get a table, which it was.
So this is me today.
Any time I get together with my sister, we discuss diets--it is an irresistible topic. My sister wants me to read Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Lossby Mark Hyman. She says it will change my thinking and get me off the self-destructive diet treadmill, which would be nice. You may recall that I once reviewed a variety of diet books and there was a certain sameness to their insanity. Nevertheless, I'm curious about The 5:2 Diet--you fast two days a week and eat "normally" the other five. Sound crazy? It probably is, but I'm not particularly rational when it comes to diets. Two years ago, I tried The Dukan Diet, and I lost weight, but it is a very difficult diet to stick to. Two years later, I can't even look at unsweetened Greek yogurt. More rational would be to emulate Mrs. G, over at Derfwad Manor, and burn all the diet books in my barbecue.
Do you read diet books? What are the dumbest/most helpful ones you've read?
*Fair warning: the links to the diet books, above, are amazon affiliate links (if they are working--I've had difficulty with their links lately).