The lovely Nick Cohen has written a piece about his successful diet. Basically it boils down to this: do what your mother told you. You don’t need fancy faddy diets and you don’t need diet books, diet gurus, slimming groups or special foods.
He is, of course, entirely correct and I am a hundred per cent behind him on this. Follow his plan, or mine, and you’ll lose weight and neither of us are charging you a penny for it nor hoping to make any profit from it.
My diet book?
I was planning to write a diet book about my success because I’d like to spread the word and help others who’ve really struggled with their weight but we’ll see. If I do, ever likely it’ll be a Kindle jobbie so won’t cost much and you can get everything you need for free from this blog if you don’t want to buy it.
But I’m not going to even start or pitch such a book until I’ve lost three stone, or more, and kept it off. I may never manage to do so but it’s sort of the carrot that keeps me going. I say sort of. The thing that keeps me going most is of course the health scare I had earlier this year but also knowing I have a few readers who are interested in my progress.
You could argue that just as alcoholics replace booze with AA and pubs with AA meetings so I’ve replaced over eating with blogging. As I’ve said before, blogging does help to keep me going and I do enjoy it far more than I ever imagined I would and, yes, it has become a little addictive. Also bit of a chore at times but what is this life if we don’t have chores to bore us sometimes?
The diet can be boring too. Sometimes I don’t bother eating because I can’t be fagged thinking about what to have. What I love about Paleo is that you can do this. You can keep going because protein and fat are so filling. It wouldn’t be possible on a typical low fat/low calorie diet.
Have a lovely weekend.