And none of them seem to work, at least for me. Every once in awhile I'll look at some new book on the market and realize it's just the same old stuff, wrapped up in new packaging.
One thing that a lot of experts seem to agree on lately is that the low-carb plans seem to work. Unfortunately, Cliff and I are addicted to carbs, and we already eat too much meat; we have no business adding more to our diet.
What has worked in the past for me and Cliff is just plain old portion control, along with ditching the fried foods and desserts. There have been times we lost weight like crazy, just because I stopped cooking the fatty stuff and began measuring portions.
The worst problem with Cliff is that he wants either bread or crackers with everything he eats. Lentil stew is wonderful stuff, but it's sort of a vegetarian chili. Chili requires crackers (even for me).
Right now we're on the old Christmas binge anyhow; I'll be making a cheese ball at some point this week... here we go with the crackers again. But it will soon be time to pay the piper, and I'm already trying to formulate a plan. Part one of the plan will be to stay away from Pizza Hut; this is getting easier, since their pizza just isn't as good as it used to be; they're scrimping on cheese.
And now, a rant. I have never watched a single Dr. Oz show, one reason being that Oprah is the one who made him famous, and I don't intend to put her in charge of my life. Who set her up as a health expert? Remember how many times she told her audience she had a miraculous new way to lose weight? And remember how many times she put all her lost weight back on? Yeah, just like I've done so many times.
Anyhow, I suppose I have no right to rant about a show I've never watched, but it's my blog and I'll rant when I feel like it.
I've heard (and seen on the Internet) people quoting Dr. Oz as though he were some sort of god (usually people who have more headaches and health problems than the average person, so his advice must not work so well). Seriously? You are getting your medical advice from somebody on television? Somebody who believes you can talk to the dead? A guy who has a psychic on his show and actually promotes him?
And now he's teamed up with Weight-Watchers. I'm sure there's money in there for him somewhere.
Give me a break.
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