I have an addiction…

I’m a diet book junkie.
There, I admitted it.
Is anyone else like this?
You hear about a new diet (Thank you Dr Oz and the checkout stand at the grocery store, for enabling me)and you Google the plan, read about it a little on blogs, then have to have the book.
Thank you Kindle for at least keeping my house out of the cycle of diet madness.
My latest read: Trim Healthy Mama, or THM, for those “in the know”.
It’s an interesting read, not really new.
A lot of their plan seems based on Somersize, Suzanne Somers plan from years ago, with a little more focus on the lower carb end.
Food combining is not new. “Don’t eat high carb with fat and don’t eat high fat with carbs” has been around a while.
You can find a lot of information about THM through facebook groups and diet forums.

Over the years I’ve probably read hundreds of diet books.
I love to read them.
The theories, the studies, the recipes, the menu plans (especially the ones that use some obscure ingredient one time then never again. “You need 1/2 teaspoon of yack essence, and it only comes in a 1 gallon bottle, but you’ll never use it again”).
And the ones that make excessive use of “chemical soup” diet ingredients that have “no calories, no carbs, no fat” but are supposed to taste like the real thing.

Blogs and Facebook have probably saved me hundreds of $$$ by being able to read the basics of a plan before deciding to purchase the actual book.

No matter what I read, or am interested in, I always come back to a Primal, Intermittent Fasting(JUDDD – Johnson Up Day Down Day Diet, which has a really great sub-forum on lowcarbfriends. All the information you need, and you don’t have to post, just read. I hate sites you have to be registered on to even read the content.) and Low Carb combo for health and weight loss.
It’s really the only thing that has worked for me consistently, yet I still go off and try new plans when they look interesting.

I really need to work on that.

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One thought on “I have an addiction…

  1. dizzybritches says:

    I don’t (yet) read diet books, simply because there are so many of them. My mom worked for Weight Watchers and she would always give me their cookbooks despite the fact that I wasn’t doing WW.
    I have just started reading Yoni Freedhoff’s “The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail, and How You Can Make Yours Work.” I’m pretty much just counting calories, but for the first time in my life, with a view to finding out how to manage my weight for the long run. I don’t know much about low-carb but if it works and you feel good, what more can you ask for?

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