Saturday, September 1, 2012
My brother has recently started a fad diet. He mixes up a protein shake for breakfast, one for lunch, and then gets a 'sensible' dinner. Has he lost weight? Yes. But in all honesty it's no greater loss than I achieved in the same amount of time and I got to eat solid food. Perhaps the most perplexing aspect of the whole situation is that my brother is a chef. Not only does explicitly know how to make good, nutritious food, he has taught other people how to do it as an instructor.
I asked him why on earth he was trying this shake diet, and his response was normal, I guess: "I want to lose weight faster." Don't we all? Does it suck that it took me fourteen weeks to achieve a 25 pound weight loss? Yes. Yes it does. But that's life. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to make my brother change his mind, so the shakes keep getting made.