Tuesday, September 08, 2009
The Pangs Of Hunger
Above find my wife's *dietary* dinner from last night. One whole grilled chicken breast and half of a nuked sweet potato - with nary a drop of butter or oil on either.
She's doing this crazy diet that's a combo of starvation and twice-daily workouts.
Ain't nothing like going for a couple of runs on an empty stomach each day!
Her mood was irascible at first, but apparently the immediate results have eased the pangs.
Here's her latest guidebook:
Now how insightful is it to tell people NOT TO EAT and to RUN EVERYDAY?
Ah,...why aren't I writing bestsellers again?
We all are biased and can never really know anyone else's bodies. But still, I think dieting is overrated. I routinely ask people who are *dieting* if they've ever tried working out every single day - even if only a 10 minute run. Yet I've yet to hear a single person say, "Yeah, I hit the gym for 30 days straight and didn't lose a pound."
IMO, people obsess over caloric intake, meal frequency, Weight Watchers points, net carbs, and whatnot BECAUSE THEY ARE LAZY!
They just don't want to run/bike/stairclimb regularly.
I've been telling my wife to run everyday for years. She always insisted that 2-3 lengthy workouts per week were better. I completely disagree and think that 10 intense minutes every single day would work for everyone.
As Will Durant wisely phrased it, "Nothing is more unpopular to say than the truth."