2 Cents: Super Shred Diet

I found THIS article on my Facebook page and after attempting to read it through I knew I had to blog about it. Scroll down about a 1/4 of the way down where it spells out what you should be eating and your grocery list.

Are you %$&$#@% kidding me?!!?!? Do people actually do this? The grocery demands are intense enough, but keep reading and you will find more rules and directions. If you mess up you have to start over.  you can have diet soda and coffee but no more than 2 cups. Buy lemons, bacon and a loaf of bread. Salt is not a spice.

WTF. This seems a bit extreme. I spent 6 months living what I thought was a very strict diet and yet  mine looks like cake compared to this! How can anyone look at these directions and think "Oh ya, I can totally do that!". It looks depressing and overwhelming from the start and I promise you no one maintains that for very long.

This is just another quick fix attitude for weight loss. Yes, technically this would help you lose weight, but no one except maybe the author of this book and other people who's job it is to follow this diet will be able to do it for very long.

Trust me when I tell you that obsessing over what you are eating like that ISN'T WORTH IT. You will go crazy, you will turn bitchy and you will start to hate your life. Instead of buying 12 specific servings of vegetables and 3 snacks under 100 calories be more realistic. Switch out white flour with whole grains. Throw away those cookies in your pantry. Add some kind of veggie to your meal. Drink more water. Stop drinking soda. You might not lose 20 pounds in a month, but you will be happy and you might stick with it.

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