Now, mind you, I overheard that at the local pub yesterday afternoon, from a girl who had just been carded by Thane on the other side of the bar. Right before that, she'd told the friend sitting with her: "I haven't done anything this summer, like go to Music in the Park, or anything..."
Sad, eh, that a fairly young woman -- young enough to warrant an age check from an excellent bartender -- would feel so down about herself. And while she was overweight somewhat, she certainly wasn't obese. But I'll bet such sentiments are not that uncommon. I now observe the condition everywhere I look -- the fat butts, hips & thighs on women, and the pot bellies on men...and I want to ask them: how's the low fat diet working out for you?
What I wonder is how long it's going to take before everyone stops doing the same thing. Can they not recognize that everyone is getting the same results doing the same thing -- for years, now?
Well, of the many ways we got to this awful place, here's the one I'm going to ridicule today, courtesy of an imbecile: Jennifer Nichol in Foods That Burn Calories! on Yahoo.
Celery and cabbage have long been touted as "calorie burning" foods, simply because the energy used to digest these foods is greater than the energy, or calories, ingested by eating the foods.
Yea, right. By this imbecilic non-logic, you'll starve to death quicker eating 100 pounds of celery than if you simply eat nothing. Stupid, stupid, stupid, and y'know what? Google "negative calorie foods" and see what you come up with. This myth is all over the place.
Eat Low-Fat Dairy Products
Recent studies have been pointing to the fact that dieters who eat at least two to three servings of low-fat dairy products a day, like cottage cheese and yogurt, lose weight faster, keep it off longer, and lose more weight in the belly area than dieters who don't include dairy products in their diets.
So, there you have it: eat celery, cabbage (because they'll make you lose more weight than eating nothing), and have some low fat dairy (in spite of how that diminishes availability and absorption of fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K2) because you always have to be low fat (ignoring the fact that all fat weight-loss diets are high fat and about like eating lard).
Thanks to people like Jennifer Nichol, we'll see no end of diet Despair for quite a while.