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WHY DIETS DON'T WORK And What To Do About It

Updated: Jan 11, 2021

What a weak pile of foliage, am I right?

I mean, no shade to the photographer, but I'm going to need a little more than some dill-flavored yard work, a sprig of baby's breath (edible...?) and three and a half cashews to get me out of bed in the morning.

That's right, friends. Part time Dietitian, full-time salad troll.

I wasn't always so sour towards edible shrubbery. I suppose it all started when I realized most people's attempt to eat healthy and lose weight usually looks like a bowl full of greasy hedge trimmings, a few ounces of meat and a handful of - no, scratch that - hold the croutons, please.

After many years of lunch dates with girlfriends, staring across the table at the same boring garden salad + lemon water combo, and inevitably obliging to give them a bite of my potatoes/pasta/veggie burger/stir-fry/insert-starchy-deliciousness-here...I grew frustrated. How sad that all of these women I loved thought that #1. They needed to change their bodies in some way and #2. That deprivation was the only way to do it.

Fact: Diets certainly can promote weight loss in the short-term. But so can a good cocaine habit. So lets be clear here.