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and here is another entry to the carnival of eating disorders, which happens on this blog every last day of the month. a blog carnival is a sort of readers digest of blog entries on a specific topic. because of the blogathon, i’ve decided to feature three entries that i thought were interesting. this is the last one, by the weight loss dude, entitled five lifestyles that do lead to weight loss
there have been at least five times in my life where my lifestyle did lead to an ideal weight or weight loss at a rate that would lead to my ideal weight. i’ll cover each in more detail in the future, but i thought i would list them for you to ponder:
his list includes
- running and eating well.
- the high fat experimental diet i mentioned in a prior post … it apparently leads to poor overall health based on how i felt during that diet.
- methamphetamine addiction. this is not recommended for obvious reasons.
- the carbohydrate addicts diet.
- atkins style low carb dieting.
he goes into a bit of detail of how these diets worked for him. read the rest here.
i usually don’t feature a lot of “how to lose weight” articles here because that’s not what eating disorders are about. they’re about behaviours around food, food addictions, and often enough about obsessing over diets (which is one of the reasons there are similarities between overeating and anorexia). so talking a lot about diets would be a bit counterproductive.
having said that, i have to confess that i find the weight loss dude’s approach amusing and engaging. his idea is to try a new diet every week or so. by doing this, he says, he won’t get bored. he has lost weight and, what i find more interesting, he gains a lot of insights along the way. there’s also a certain down-to-earth feel to his blog that i like. i guess when you try one diet after the other, you can’t really keep up the i-have-found-the-diet-of-a-lifetime hype that comes with a lot of other diet blogs.