With my weight climbing toward my personal high water mark, last week I answered Helaine’s call and began dieting. I’m trying something novel – eating less and better.
Actually, it’s a little more complicated. The pretzels and nuts, my own dietary crack cocaine, have been hidden. I am also attempting to eat a little better when I eat out. For instance, last week at Panera it was a salmon salad instead of a fat infused, carb-a-licious sandwich. Every little bit helps.
The first week is the easy week on a diet, because the results happen so quickly. I’m down over five pounds.
I wasn’t actually planning to write about this at all, except for a news story we had on-the-air tonight.
“What we saw was that the more diet sodas a person drinks, the more weight they were likely to gain,” she says.
That finding was a big surprise, but it reflected what nutritionist Melainie Rogers saw in her work with obese patients in New York.
“When we would switch them on to diet soda off regular soda, we weren’t seeing weight loss necessarily, and that was confusing to us,” Rogers says.
I haven’t really had much diet soda over the last few weeks, but I do drink coffee and use Slenda to sweeten in. I’m guessing this is the same thing?
Back when I was really thin, I used to kid around about what turns out to be the conclusion reached here… but I was just kidding.
I’m not sure there’s any way for me to return to the weight I carried when I was 30. Would I even want to? I just wish probable results were more quantifiable before you started.
You know how Google will give you road directions to get to your destination? We need the equivalent for diets.