I despise the word "diet." I don't diet. I never have. I don't subscribe to diets as a means for losing weight because, from my experience, they simply do not work. I'm a healthy size 6 and generally eat well, but by no means am I a health nut. I don't think about food more than I have to, and I certainly eat my fair share of sugar by enjoying a can of Dr. Pepper, a handful of dark-chocolate peanut clusters, or a bowl of chocolate ice cream. I generally eat until I'm full; on occasion I stuff myself into a food coma like anyone else - but not too often.
But while reading this month's issue of Harper's Bazaar, I flipped to an article titled "Lose Weight Fast? Eat all you want, just not when you want - is that the secret to staying thin and healthy?" by Bill Gifford. It was based on a book called The Fast Diet by Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer.
Fasting?! "Great! Another ridiculous fad diet!" I thought.
I was about to skip the article until I realized it was only oneRead More »from The Secret to Shedding Pounds: Why I'm Loving the 8-hour Diet and Fasting Diet