Please Get A Clue Lady!
byon 04-23-2008 at 12:53 AM (591 Views)
So, I have a bit of a vent that I need to get off my chest because it has been frustrating me for weeks now and I thought this would be the best place to share. My poor boyfriend is so sick of hearing me b!tch and I am too polite to say it to the face of the person in question.
I have a collegue/friend who is the typical “chase the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow” dieter. You know the type – tries new diet craze, finds it too restrictive and feels too deprive, strays off plan due to the strict nature of it all, eats waaaaaay to much crap in retaliation for the food they have been missing out on while on said diet, put on weight thanks to junky food blow outs, wonder why they put on weight and curse the new diet for not working. I’m sure you know a person like this or were that person yourself. Well the person I am talking about – let’s call her Sally (name changed of course), is exactly this person and she is getting on my nerves!
Now, I am not one that enjoys bitching but I simply have to get this out in the open. So many times I have wanted to yell at her “you put on weight because you eat too much sh!t!!!!!!!!” but I hold my tongue and listen politely to her grumbling and complaining.
A few months ago it was Weight Watchers (which I actually must thank her for as she introduced me to the meetings, which have been a great help in my weight loss pursuits) but she no longer goes because she gained weight. Forget the fact that for two weeks prior to that weigh in, she had been pigging out non stop on chocolate, pasta, pizza, hot chips and other various nasties. She even sighed to me during the meeting that she didn’t understand why she couldn’t lose weight and how she was going to see a doctor to see if she had a medical condition. Hellooooooooooooo! It’s called eating too much crap!
Next came the Syndrome X idea. When she told me about this it sparked my interest and after doing some internet research on it, I came to learn of low card eating and I decided to try the Atkins approach (which I have stuck with for a few months, thank you very much!). Of course, the whole Syndrome X plan when out the window in a matter of days after she found that she couldn’t afford to buy the book from the book store. That is when I offered to lend her my Atkins book as I had already bought and read it, had been on it for a couple of weeks with much success and knew that she might find it quite helpful.
Initially she was interested, especially after hearing how much I had lost, but she wanted to take it “easy” and was only willing to give up obvious carbs like white bread and pasta. Fruit for breakfast was on the menu, as was rice, noodles and other carb loaded foods. It was at this point that I started to get frustrated as I was trying really hard to give her a helping hand and all my advice was being ignored.
Of course, after more weight gain was seen on the “low carb” diet, she was off finding something else.
At present it is a program called Sure Slim. They do blood tests on you and advocate a break of five hours between each meal. Their argument for this break is so that your body has time to digest food and avoid too much production of insulin. Ah, I am pretty sure all is required to avoid insulin overdose is cutting out the carbs – an issue I had already highlighted to her when talking up the Atkins plan. She is still allowed to eat bread, crackers and other things like that on the plan, so even after the supposed five hours of required rest, if she eats a bowl of pasta up goes the blood sugar. And she wonders why she is hungry all the time!
After complaining that the Atkins plan was too restrictive and complicated, she is now on a plan that tells you what time of the day to eat. How stupid is that! It sounds to me like a lot of bells and whistles just so a company can pretend that it has a new revolutionary diet plan that will melt off the pounds. And the fact that she had to apply for finance just to afford the damn program actually makes me quite mad.
So, that is my b!tch. Sorry about my venting but it had to be said before my head exploded!
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