Originally Posted by newgal
I agree, I'm just trying to find out if it is a real diet or one she made up. She said she eats lots of broccoli and spinach. No kale because it has too much sugar in it. Whats up with that?
Does it really matter whether she made it up, or some other lunatic did? Every diet is made up by someone, and having it published in a book doesn't make it any more or less real. Sadly there are just as many crazy, ludicrous book-based diets as anonymously self-created plans.
For some reason, people are drawn to diets that divide all foods into two categories: 1. Foods you can eat in unlimited quantities. You can eat as much as you can stuff down your gullet and somehow you will magically become and remain thin no matter how many calories you ingest; and 2. Never, never, ever eat, not even so much as a lick. If your tongue so much as touches these foods, you will instantly gain pounds and pounds of fat.
Such an oversimplified, superstitious view of weight loss dieting is as common in mass-market diets as in those created to be used by only oneself.
Many popular and private diets vilify dietary fats, but it's only overeating that causes weight loss difficulties.
Many low carb diets limit or eliminate high sugar vegetables, at least when cooked. Cooking makes the sugars easier to digest, but more importantly the food volume is reduced so a person can eat more.
I can easily overeat cooked onions and carrots, because they're just so tasty that I can eat way too much.
I could probably overeat kale only if made into kale chips (kale roasted with or without fat).
Regardless, it doesn't matter who invented such a crazy plan, or how many other people might or might not be following it.