Sunday’s give us time to reflect on our food choices for the week and usually we decide we could probably be a little healthier. This is where fad diets can come into play for quick fixes to our waistlines.
But, if you are anything like me, fad diets don’t last long! Just the word diet makes me crave chocolate. This poem by Vivien Wade sums up my experiences with fad diets so well. In the end it is all about a health balance…
By Vivien Wade
Seeing myself in the mirror I thought,
A diet wouldn’t do me any harm,
Losing a few kilos should be helpful,
Overweight could cause some alarm.
First I tried a weight watcher’s diet,
Consisting of points I must count,
Many foods allowed, even chocolate,
Though trying, I over-did the amount.
Another said drink lots of water,
Which helps to flush toxins away,
I soon gave up doing that diet,
For I sat on the loo half the day!
Then I read about eating low carb,
High protein, no bread, allowed cream,
Well I liked the sound of this one,
The food list to me was a dream.
But after a few weeks on low carb,
Things didn’t work out the right way,
Was the opposite of the water diet,
For it clogged up the works every day.
Maybe a high carb one would be better,
Though no sugar or sweets like before,
Bread and cream were back on the menu,
But my sweet tooth took over once more.
I’m finished with all fad diets,
Found a balanced one holds the key,
For a bar of chocolate in both hands,
Is a well balanced diet for me!
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