Crazy idea #2,384 from the folks at the French version of Grazia magazine: the chocolate diet. Oui. The principle behind this regime isn’t so much about a diet (what, you couldn’t guess?) but is more about an eating method that doesn’t rely on restriction. Restriction often causes binge eating, which gets you nowhere in the weight loss game. So the plan is this: a few times a week you get to replace your breakfast with chocolate or cookies. The rule is that you have to savor your indulgences and eat them slowly, which should train your brain to listen to your body’s needs, not over-indulge them.
This diet of eating sweets in the morning sounds frighteningly like our normal eating routine back in college. And you know what happened then? Hello, “Freshman 15.” [Grazia] Keep reading »
Healthy foods, like reality show stars, tend to be both high-maintenance and tasteless. As lazy and spoiled people, we try to find any shortcuts we can to eating healthy without having to prepare fresh food or eat tofu.
Unfortunately, as we all learned from watching children’s cartoons, taking shortcuts can lead to a hilarious comedy of errors. And diabetes. Read more … Keep reading »
Here’s a fact: Right now, I am the fattest I’ve ever been in my whole life. Period. End of story. I have all the respect in the world for Crystal Renn and every woman who can love her body no matter what size it is, but I am not that woman. (Granted, not being that woman is probably part of the problem, but what-ev-er.) Keep reading »
If you thought Jennifer Aniston‘s Baby Food Diet was stupid and weird, check out Kim Kardashian‘s Windex method of losing weight. Apparently, the apple-bottomed reality TV star sprays the glass cleaner on her food so she doesn’t eat it. When she’s out of town (and isn’t toting a bottle of Windex in her purse?) she pours soda on her food. If this is true — and I wouldn’t be shocked if it is — it pisses me off. (If it’s not, let the following rant be directed at those who do follow a “diet” similar to this.) How absolutely wasteful of her — there are people in this country who struggle to put food in their kids’ mouths, while she’s one of the lucky elite who never has to worry about money. Rendering perfectly good food inedible simply because she doesn’t have the willpower to stop eating is a grotesque example of taking privilege for granted. If you only want to eat half of your overpriced restaurant meal, Kim, why not take the rest home in a doggie bag? Or, better yet, give it to someone who’s hungry and will actually appreciate it.
Phew. End rant. [Zeitgeisty Report] Keep reading »
Jennifer Aniston wants to be thin so bad that she is willing to eat baby food to get there. Yup, Jen’s diet secret is totally out of the food processor. According to OK!, Jen hired GOOPtritionist Tracy Anderson to help her “shift” some weight before her next film. What does “shifting weight” mean by the way? Moving pounds from your ass to your elbow? Tracy put Jen on The Baby Food Cleanse, a charming diet which involves eating baby-sized portions of pureed food followed by dinner. I wonder if you wear a diaper while you’re on it? What will those diet gurus think of next? The
Epicac Ipecac Cleanse? [Dlisted] Keep reading »
I can’t tell you how many diets I’ve been on in my life. The grapefruit diet, the cookie diet, the no-sugar diet, the no-carbs diet, the Atkins diet, the raw diet, the juice diet, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, and too many more to list. While I’ve never been terrifically skinny or incredibly overweight, I’ve definitely vacillated in the 20-pounds zone. Sometimes, I’m up. Sometimes, I’m down. Mostly, I go in phases. For years, I’m very good. Other times, I am very bad. In the long run, it does seem like diets don’t really work. You lose it, but it tracks you down and finds you again. I have found one pretty fail-safe method over the years, though. And that’s the sex diet. Keep reading »
Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t shy about giving advice on homemade beauty recipes, but she really enjoys doling out food advice. Gwyneth has this weird way of bragging about her detoxes, love of raw foods, and macrobiotic diet that is meant to make the rest of us feel shameful about scarfing down a Five Guys cheeseburger. So I was devilishly happy to learn that Gwyneth is indeed human and occasionally indulges her cravings. While in Tennessee filming “Love Don’t Let Me Down,” Gwynnie partook in fine Southern cuisine, including fried chicken, chicken sliders, sweet potato fries, biscuits, and oysters. And of course, she posted all of this on her GOOP website, where she gushes about several restaurants. “At the Loveless Cafe, their food is delicious, a traditional southern heart attack,” she writes. Supposedly, Gwyneth sought comfort from food because her family wasn’t around. [OK! UK] Keep reading »
One intrepid Daily Green blogger ventured to find out by taking a step into the privileged world of Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP and road-testing the star’s highly recommended
starvation “cleansing” diet. She even lived to tell the tale, and the results might surprise you.
Writer Jenny Muller readily admits the ridiculousity that GOOP so often encompasses. Her description of reading it is astute, to say the least … Keep reading »
Americans may be diet-obsessed, but we’ve got nothing on French women. When American Vogue publishes a weight loss article, you won’t hear the end of it for months. But in France, pick up any popular women’s fashion magazine, and you’ll find there’s at least one diet-focused feature without fail. Oftentimes, these publications don’t even try to attempt fake-holistic attitudes towards health. Take, for example, French Elle‘s review of the ridiculous Forking Diet, where you can only consume foods meant to be eaten with a fork.
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