Microblog Monday: Fad Diets, Crash Diets!

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Fad diets, crash diets, veggies…oh my! Mum told me she’s going to try the infamous “Military Diet Plan” (a.k.a. the “3 day diet”) this week. I went ahead & checked it out… [granny voice] …looks to me like one of them fancy “fad diets” all the kids are doin’ nowadays…! [cough] It’s basically a calorie-counting “intermittent fasting” diet, & it’s NOT meant to be done for extended amounts of time. According to the website, it’s for “emergency situation[s]. Let’s say you have to fit into a wedding dress pronto, take a cruise, or your ex is coming to town and you want to make him drool..” Blah-blah-blah…. Sorry. I hate being sold to, especially when they aren’t even selling anything! I read a lot of reviews from folks who’ve “tried” it…seems like it’s a decent way to lose a bit but definitely not sustainable (or healthy!) for long term.

Honestly, I may have us do it for a week or two in order to help Mr. Handsome practice better portion control (he tells me he HAS to eat the whole pizza in one go or he isn’t full..! :O xD My man…) and this seems like a way to kinda kick him in to gear…plus, he loves doing fasts. (Don’t ask me, I have no idea. -shrug-)

I’ve already started cooking more at home again, & portioning out our meals, AND everything is FAR healthier than our previous “fast food diet” lol!! Hopefully this helps with our portion control (so far all the reviews I’ve read have said that was a great benefit) & I’ve never been one to stick to counting calories (maths…) so this’ll be a neat couple of weeks. Plus, you can’t beat the cost! xD

What fad diets have you done? Anything that works? I’m of the opinion that simply eating better & exercising more does the trick, but hey, where’s the fun in that? xD

— Elise M. Gross