Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cabbage soup diets and the like

It amazes me how people are still doing the cabbage soup diet and the Atkins diet!  I have a distant friend who posted she is starting the cabbage diet.  I posted not to do it, and explained why (metabolism and such).  She posted "thanks for looking out....but...."  Others posted good for you, and one posted "Atkins baby"!  Are you freaking kidding me right now?  I just don't get why people would rather go for the so-called "quick fix", ruin their whole flippin' metabolism, then complain when they start eating normal they gain all the weight back!  I am beyond frustrated right now!!!

Ok, vent is over...have a good day :)

4 comments:

Maggie said...

lol Breathe!

I did the atkins diet way back. It's actually pretty close to the WW diet. The thing I didn't like about it was, although the foods was low in calories, the sodium that was in most of the foods I was allowed to have, kept me from losing and having that "GREAT" feeling. Plus I'm not about the restriction.
Then I started my own diet plan, and lost tons more, had more energy. I used a cross between WW and my own. Only taking in a certain about of calories a day, while not pushing away certain nutrition as Atkins has you doing at first.
But, you're right. People start these diets and when it doesn't work, they cry about it. And act oblivious to why it didn't work for them.
And sometimes, it takes failed diets to get us to wake up and realize, that if we just ate right and put in even a tad of exercise we'd get the results a lot faster.

Hayley said...

I'll never understand these stupid diets...the cabbage soup diet, the cayenne pepper/lemon juice liquid diet, all of that junk...the problem is that these things aren't sustainable so as soon as you go off them the weight comes back on.

Hayley said...

I'll never understand these stupid diets...the cabbage soup diet, the cayenne pepper/lemon juice liquid diet, all of that junk...the problem is that these things aren't sustainable so as soon as you go off them the weight comes back on.

Brit-Man said...

The Maple Syrup diet is an absolute joke, but as long as nobody clamps down on these things, the moment someone peddles them to the confused and ignorant masses, there will be too many suckers to exploit and too many people too willing to refuse the real truht in favour of the pseudo true.

Sometimes a few knowing inbividuals can't work against the mass media hype and if some people like you could afford to buy media time, to put the "real" message across, some authority people wouldn't favour it, because trying to turn people off profitable and taxable systems and schemes of any kind, doesn't always suit the higher authorities, where money and taxes can talk.

Plus some people don't like so-called do-gooders raining on their parade, or their beloved mistakes they think are the magic bullet.

All you can do is try to educate and take the successes with the potential failures.

Take care and best wishes.

:-) :-).

Matt