Tuesday, February 1, 2011

STOP with all of the diet talk. Just stop.

Try my new Yasi's Light Chocolate Diet!  You can lose up to 5 pounds in 2 weeks.  It's simple: just eat 2 chocolates in the morning with your favorite cereal, 2 chocolates for lunch, and two chocolates for dinner.  
It REALLY works!

I have been getting more and more agitated with all of these diet commercials.  Every time I watch TV I'm bombarded with ads from Jenny Craig, Nutri System, Slim Fast (tagline:  "Because getting slim should be FAST!"), The Special K Diet, The Campbell Soup Diet, and on and on.


The most interesting and irritating thing, however, is that if every one of these diets is broken down they end up with the same amount of calories, just using their specific products!  And each boasts that it will make you lose 5 pounds in 2 weeks.  Well, Einstein, anyone can lose 5 pounds in 2 weeks if they are restricting their calories to less than what their body needs, it doesn't matter what you're eating!  Behold the Professor who lost 27 pounds while eating less than 1,800 calories a day of anything made by the Twinkie company.  Probably not the best way to lose weight, but I digress.

This whole diet craziness irks me SO much that I almost want to develop a 'diet plan' called Yasi's Light Chocolate Diet (tagline:  "Because losing weight should be as fast as the speed of light!  And who wouldn't love to live off chocolate?!").  

To think that people spend mass amounts of money on these extremely restrictive diets, designed to make you lose weight just as long as you're sticking to that specific diet, is even worse.  It's completely absurd.

Diets do not work

Diets do not work


Our bodies are designed to survive.  If you diet and restrict yourself to eating lean chicken and vegetables, other fake diet food (or cardboard, which is what these diet products taste like), and low-fat 'foods', your body's needs will get the best of you and you will binge on other foods, therefore breaking your 'diet'.  And no, the problem isn't your willpower, it's the fact that you are starving your body of nutrition and your body is trying to survive.
That's it.

If you want to lose weight (which I'm sick of hearing about as a GOAL), eat everything, but add in healthier things and watch your proportions.

Please stop giving money to these companies that are hooking you onto a lifetime of yo-yo dieting because your 'willpower' wasn't good enough to stick to their perfect diet.  You are not the flaw, these 'diets' are.  Why do you think that almost every celebrity that has been the spokesperson for a diet has lost weight drastically, and then put it all back on a couple of years later? (Hello Ricky Lake, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donell, Kristie Alley... need I go on?)

Lately, the only way I can stand the word 'diet' being used is if someone is talking about what their diet consists of.  For example, my diet consists of a lot of carbs (I actually feel great when consuming carbs), a good amount of dairy (my body craves dairy and I feel better when I have more dairy in my diet), and a lesser amount of fruits/veggies/poultry/fish/meat.

My diet probably goes against every diet rule out there.  I do not eat fruits or veggies 3x a day.  I don't make sure to have a lean protein with every meal.  I don't dole my meals out equally during the day.  I eat bread, cheese, honey, and tea for breakfast every morning, I eat a light lunch (my least favorite and interesting meal), eat more at night, and top it off with a small sweet after dinner.  But, my diet works for me.  It is where I feel my best.

I truly believe that finding your best diet is up to you--the diet with which you feel your best (and no I'm not talking about a cookie diet! haha).

Your body is smart.  It is a machine.  It knows what it wants.  Just listen to it.

The best and newest diets and diet guidelines seem to change weekly, so who do you believe, your body or them?

*End Rant*



  1. MY BODY!! everyone is different so don't tell me what to eat hollywood!!

    Thanks for the post Yasi! :)

  2. I know I don't comment much, but this is exactly what I need right now. It frustrates me how every commercial on tv or ad on a webpage is all about weight loss. What we need to do is listen to what our bodies are telling us.

    "And no, the problem isn't your willpower, it's the fact that you are starving your body of nutrition and your body is trying to survive.
    That's it."

    THANK YOU! I needed to hear this today.

  3. Ok wow, best post ever :)
    I also have become more and more upset with the diet commercials and advertisements.
    You can't escape.
    But you're right. These diets aren't healthy. A healthy "diet" is fueling your body without restriction.

    And I eat tons of carbs and dairy, too. :)
    English muffin+crm cheese or jam or pb, oatmeal, and yogurt is a usual breakfast of mine :) Yum. It's what my body wants, and I feed it.
    What you said about bingeing is so true, too. That's what I've been having to deal with. When I restrict, I end up eating even more than I was going to in the first place if I had just let myself have it.

    You are awesome Yasi :) Keep it up
    <3 Haley

  4. I love this post!(: Diets really do need to end, they suck and they're so not right at all! Maybe in ten years, diets will have died down and people won't be interested anymore(: All we have to do is spread the word that healthy is good and diet is bad. Maybe one day that really will happen.

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  6. Excellent post. So true. I love the bit about every body's diet needs are different. For me? Your "diet" would not work. I'm kind of opposite. I need my protein and veg so bad. I LOVE continuing to find out what makes me "tick" such an adventure!
    By the wa...
    You know what? If you really had no morals you could start publicizing the Yasi diet and eventually land a book contract. You'd make loads of money I promise. Because Americans are stoopid <-- that's a nice way of saying stupid.


  7. I would totally follow your diet Yasi!!! XD


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