Monday, 7 November 2011
The LBD diet
These articles just make me glaze over - every year its the same. They churn out a version of the same article throughout the year i.e lose the Xmas weight, the new bikini diet etc etc. You see the adverts just before Xmas - take M&S she's practically having an orgasm over the latest delightful offerings for Xmas. Cue New Year and M&S are selling you all their low cal diet meals.
I mean what would they write about if us ladies just maintained a normal weight - a whole billion pound industry would just die over night wouldn't it? One day we're told to get baking, the next shift the weight. It is in the companies interest for women to yo-yo diet - they encourage it. Take Special K for instance - eat this crappy cereal for 2 weeks, then gorge yourself silly on treats (more than likely made by the same company). Come on ladies the companies that make you fat are the companies that sell you the diet stuff. Its a win, win situation for them. Profits when you're fat and profits when you're slim.
Today they have 3 overweight 30 somethings all following the paper's diet - Day 1 eat this, Day 2 eat that blah blah - all hoping to lose 10lbs so they can dazzle everyone in their dramatic weight loss and get into a dress for Xmas. You and I both know that as soon as the article has finished those dresses will be bursting at the seams once the Xmas party season takes full flight. They're not going to continue the weight loss journey - as usual it'll be a quick fix for a long term problem.
As you were Tasha.