What I'm eating Wednesday ... OMG which rule are you breaking?

When I came home this afternoon I sat down to finish off today's post .. But as you do, I checked in with Twitter first.

I read a tweet that piqued my interest about a new diet .. Oh yeah let's see what this one's all about! 

Check it out, how great does this sound!

OMG!  How great is that selling point!  "Get Skinnier than all your friends!"

In order to "get skinnier" you should follow his "diet rules" which include ..

1. Carbs are Carbs .. There is no difference between them just don't eat any more than 120g of unrefined carbs per day.

2. Too much exercise is bad

3. Take cold showers and baths .. to kickstart your metabolism ( ha! not likely! )

4.  Skip breakfast and exercise on an empty stomach

5.  Drink black coffee only

6. Stay away from fruit .. it can block fat burning

7. Blow up balloons to tone your tummy ( this is not a joke .. )

OK, so those of you who read my blog regularly will know that many of these "rules" I would break just by waking up in the morning!

According to some of his loyal subjects, this is THE best thing that has happened to them and they are definitely getting skinnier than their friends! 

As you all know, I not the biggest fan of the "fad" diets that inhabit the shelves of the bookstores ( or on iTunes .. ) preferring a more "balanced" approach to a healthy eating plan.  So here's my take on the new diet ...

Good ... eat whole foods and steer clear of junk foods and highly processed, sugary foods.
Good ... too much exercise may well be bad for you if you are overtraining and it is impacting on your health.

Bad ... Fruit is a great source of nutrients so don't lose a food group!
Bad ... Carbs ( glucose ) is the primary fuel source for your brain so again, don't lose a good group!
Bad ... I'm a bit concerned about the image it's portraying "Get skinnier than your friends!".  Great way to suck people in but there's enough body image problems with girls ( and guys ) out there as it is!

I know I'm not a dietician or a nutrition expert so these are just my opinions only.  It's up to you to make your own judgement call .. however, if we are doing an intense training session you had better have some fuel in the tank because I won't be picking you up off the floor!

Let me know how you think his rules compare to my rules that I posted about here ...

Have a read of an Australian APD's thoughts on the new diet regime here ...

OK, I've said enough ...


lou lou said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

sad that the ridiculous "publication" will make some money in such an unjust way.

I remember reading of so many fad diets starting from the 1950's and they were all so calorie restricted and had many a fad item that was the "new' must have thing in the diet….. until the next best diet came out.

have a great day

x Loulou

Karla {Ironmum Karla} said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The whole get skinner than all your friends cracks me up and sends warning signals!!! Sounds pretty ridiculous to me...skinny but not healthy!! X

Vicki said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@lou lou Yes Lou Lou it is sad that he will make money from this .. and sad that all his followers will just yoyo with their weight and not achieve what they really want!

Vicki said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Karla {Ironmum Karla} Hear! Hear! Karla x

Deb said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How incredibly bizarre!

I just read something yesterday about a magazine looking for someone to work with on a weight loss project (I'm sure it was Prevention mag which I've always assumed to be quite legitimate). But the solution in question was: lose 3kg in 3 days kind of thing! WTH?

Here I was thinking they were going to be promoting some healthy opportunity! It always surprises me!

Kek said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Bahahaha! That one wins the "Most hilariously stupid diet of the week" award... it ticks all the boxes for everything I hate in a fad diet.

As for proponents claims that it works - of COURSE it works. Anything that restricts your overall food consumption is going to cause weight loss. I could eat nothing but yellow food and lose weight...that doesn't make it a good idea though, does it? O_o