About this time of year I usually go on some kind of diet for two weeks, then return to focus on foods I like to eat. I don't like prison food (bread, rice, noodles, potatoes, beans) which is all the fattening foods but still sometimes, there are occassions especially in the winter where you can't escape eating them. So I tend to go on a two week portion controlled diet, then return to a berries, protein and vegetable diet that I prefer to eat year round.
One of the best diets I've ever practiced is a three day salmon diet. For three days eat salmon twice a day, and only berries and vegetables. What I usually do is eat yogurt and blueberries for breakfast. Then at lucnh a serving of salmon and brocoli. Then for supper salmon on a large salad with tomatoes, cucumber radishes and avacado.
What happens is not just losing three pounds, which you will lose about three pounds...but all of a sudden at the end of three days, your skin looks amazing! Glows with all the omega 3 oils from the salmon, and you'll be thinking like a mathematician...all fast and clear! It's a great diet if you have a special party or event.
I collect old "beauty books". I pick them up at second hand stores. I've got a bunch of VOGUE books they published every few years in the 70's 80's and 90's. I pulled one off the shelves this week because I was looking for some new ideas for exercise. I found some hilarious diets inside this one book from 1977:
WINE AND EGGS 3 Days/loss 5 lbs
Breakfast: 1 egg, hard-boiled
1 glass white wine (dry)
Lunch: 2 eggs, hard-boiled is best, but poached if necessary
2 glasses white wine
Dinner: 5 oz steak, grilled with black pepper, lemon juice
Remainder of white whine (one bottle allowed per day)
I have never tried this diet, but I thought it was so funny. The thing is...I can imagine the wine actually works to take the edge off of hunger pangs. Instead of some drug to make you forget you are hungry, a glass of wine? I might try this diet next week and let you know if it works. Heh heh. I may not be able to type on my blog but I'll be skinny and drunk?
I am exercising like crazy...and I've recorded back seasons of America's Next Top Model and J. had a t-shirt that said "please don't feed the models" I spit my glass of wine out over my yoga mat laughing.
More Strange Diets
The Shangri La Diet
Seth's Blog (creator of Shangri-La Diet)