Skinny on Slim, Avoiding Snakes & Climbing Ladders

April 7th, 2013 No Comments Tags: , , , , , ,

It’s the year of the Snake according to the Chinese calendar folks. One thing I wrote about after it chimed in was a reminder of that board game of old, Snakes and Ladders. When it comes dieting, going on a bad one is like landing on a snake which sends you back 15 paces if not more. Who needs that?

There are a lot of bad diets and gimmicks out there that make magical claims to make you skinny in a jiffy. Many; however, don’t follow physiological principles and when followed “mess with the machine” your bodacious body. One example is the ultra low cal diet of 500 calories a day.

Experts suggest not to eat any less than 1,200 calories/day for women and 1,600 calories/day for men and suggest not to lose more than 1-2 pounds/week. Ultra low cal diets do result in fast weight loss. Much of the weight is water and muscle, when you really wanted to lose fat. Your metabolism tanks and once you’re off the diet the food flood gates fly open as you try to make your body right. A diet like this is like playing a game of Snakes and Ladders and going on this diet was like landing on a snake that sets you back 12 spaces and in real life. OUCH!

When you read about any diet that has the word “fast” in the name of it, that’s the speed you should run in the opposite direction of it!! Avoid it like the plague ladies….or in this case, a snake.

Check out my new book Skinny on Slim and learn more about those snakes in our lives that beckon us like the one on the Jungle Book movie. Find ladders to climb instead….

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