Perhaps this is the dieting breakthrough you’ve been waiting for?
This diet is designed to help you cope with the stress that builds up during the day.
Half of a grapefruit
1 slice whole wheat toast, dry
8 oz. skim milk
4 oz. Lean boiled chicken breast
1 cup steamed spinach
1 cup herb tea
1 Oreo cookie
Rest of the Oreos in the package
2 pints of Rocky Road ice cream
1 jar hot fudge sauce
Nuts, cherries, whipped cream
2 loaves garlic bread with cheese
Large sausage, mushroom and cheese pizza
4 cans or 1 large pitcher of beer
3 Milky way candy bars
LATE EVENING NEWS
Entire frozen cheesecake eaten directly from the freezer
RULES FOR THIS DIET
1. If you eat something and no one sees you do it, it has no calories.
2. If you drink a diet soda with a candy bar, the calories in the candy bar are canceled out by the diet soda.
3. When you eat with someone else, calories don’t count if you don’t eat more than they do.
4. Food used for medicinal purposes NEVER counts, such as hot chocolate, brandy, toast and Sara Lee cheesecake.
5. If you fatten everyone else around you, then you look thinner.
6. Movie related foods do not have additional calories because they are part of the entire entertainment package and not part of one’s personal fuel, such as Milk Duds, buttered popcorn, Jr. Mints, Red Hots, and Tootsie Rolls.
7. Cookie pieces contain no calories. The process of breaking causes calory leakage.
8. Things licked off knives and spoons have no calories if you are in the process of preparing something. Examples are peanut butter on a knife making a sandwich and ice cream on a spoon making a sundae.
9. Foods that have the same color have the same number of calories. Examples are spinach and pistachio ice cream, mushrooms and white chocolate. NOTE: Chocolate is a universal color and may be substituted for any other food color.
Dr Fishman comments:
These are silly dieting suggestions. But food control, even with real diets, is not key to eating disorders.
Eating disorders have to do with relationships and, importantly, how relationships are handled.
Our treatment of Compulsive Overeating, Bulima and Anorexia Nervosa emphases how relationships play a central part; suffers must strive to have relationships where they have a voice, to be equal and, very importantly, where conflicts are effectively addressed. To the extent that conflicts are not addressed, this smoldering antagonism can lead to compulsive overeating and other eating disorders.
In our culture, individuals especially women can be pressured to have a certain weight, to be thin, to be “stylish.” If someone in a relationship is making them feel bad about themselves, it is understandable to internalize it and think there’s wrong with them—it must be their weight.
This leads to tunnel vision—focusing only on the eating and the food. Instead, if the conflict the relationship is addressed, it’s much easier to control one’s eating.