I have never had a need to lose weight. I do not know or care about calorie counts. I eat whatever I want. I rarely, if ever, have cravings, so I cannot relate to the above article.
Still, I found the conclusions interesting. I particularly enjoyed reading the author's name: Dr. Dorothy Virtue. How apt.
I have never been on a diet to lose weight; but over the years I have accompanied my wife on her many diets. She has been a charter member of the Oprah roller coaster ride for decades. Calorie count or fat content of meals and fiction printed on packaging do not interest me. (I do check for corn syrup content, but that’s another story!) I have no idea what they mean, because I can eat whatever I want without gaining weight.
While in the US, my wife discovered a new diet being pushed by Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, or some other Oprah-touted doctor. (I can’t keep them apart.) It has something to do with 17 days, no carbohydrates, little sugar, and no alcohol…all of which she loves.
So far, I don’t mind the diet…because I can add on anything I want. The meals have been tasty, and I get enough to eat with the added carbs, sugar, and wine. Of course, it is tantalizing for my wife, because we eat together.
It’s totally unfair…but life is not fair.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.