Thursday, March 27, 2014

Why Diets Suck

“Every weight loss program, no matter how positively it’s packaged, whispers to you that you’re not right. You’re not good enough. You’re unacceptable and you need to be fixed.”
Kim Brittingham, Read My Hips: How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting, and Live Large    

And it's your fault if the diet fails you - they build in plausible deniability. Looks like a good book.


  1. GREAT QUOTE! So true. Love the title of that book: Read My Hips. I wonder if there's anything that can help if you are trying to lose weight for health reasons instead of for how we look. Or are we always lying to ourselves--we are saying it's because our doctor said we need to lose weight, but we are still doing it so we can fit into that pair of pants from high school. BTW, I hate when people say: "I wore this in 1969 when I was in 8th grade. .. "

    1. I'm mostly beyond doing it for vanity's sake. Mostly :) I care a lot more about my health as I get older. And since I have been overweight since I was a child, so those pants wouldn't be a whole lot smaller LOL.