Last Friday, I noted that if you were trying to lose weight I thought the best thing you could do was go frozen dinner.
A lot of you were confused by that and that's because you're much younger than me. Back in my early 20s, if you were on a diet, you had a little scale that you measure your chicken breast on and you had this and that to keep track of calories.
By contrast, a frozen dinner has the calories on the side and you can keep track of them much easier.
Brita e-mailed that she is on a diet and wanted to know what the five tips I'd give were?
1) Drink a lot of water. It will hydrate you, keep your skin looking good and also aid in your overall balance and well being.
2) Do physical activity of some form.
3) Do not take some 'fat burning' product.
4) Do not starve yourself.
5) Go slow.
Two through five go thogether.
You need to walk or run or yoga or do some form of workout. Why? It keeps you limber and it helps you lose weight and maintain your needed weight.
You need to lose weight that way. If you starve yourself? You're going to rebel at some point and all the weight comes back. Fat burning products are quickie cures. And they often cause a lot of damage. A friend is going through the change and she was in the emergency room Monday. At work, her head started killing her to the point that she was crying and about to start yelling. They called 9-11. She went there. They thought she was having a stroke. No.
Turns out she was dehydrated. Going through the change, the last thing she needed was a product that made her lose water.
So really, there's no point.
You want to lose weight by being active and you want to lose it slowly to ensure that it stays off.
Kelly is on a weird diet and asked what the weirdest diet I was ever on?
The answer comes after the next thing. This is from C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" yesterday and is her covering the Don't Ask, Don't Tell hearing that day:
Now back to diets. Weirdest one I was ever on? In 1970, my best friend and I went on an egg diet, a boiled egg diet. All we would eat for breakfast was one boiled egg. All we would eat for lunch was one boiled egg. For dinner? We'd have a green salad. We did that for 30 days. We did lose some weight -- due to the starvation factor (an egg is not a meal) -- but we were sick of boiled eggs after that. Even now, I only eat them at Easter.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Friday: