Sunday, January 31, 2010

Diet Dummy

For most of my life I was one of those rare and lucky women that could eat whatever I wanted and not gain an ounce. As a result, I have never learned anything about dieting. I don't know how many calories someone is suppose to have and I totally have no clue about this "points" system that people talk about.

A few months back I read about Jennifer Aniston's diet, which is simply that she doesn't eat white food -- that I could understand. I noticed that Rapunzel over at In Pursuit of my Inner Pin-up also seems to follow this. I am sure like all diets it isn't as easy as it sounds, but it sounds easier than counting calories or points. I don't buy white bread, except tortillas, but I rarely eat those. I am going to guess my biggest problem will be the no potato part. I love them in any form, mashed, baked, fried and I like to put more white stuff on them, like sour cream, butter (is butter considered white?), gravy and sometimes ranch dressing. Still, at least I can understand the basic concept of it. Best of all, by those guidelines white wine is out (which I don't like anyway) and red wine is perfectly fine!

So anyhow, that is my plan because so far over the last 6 months (most of which I worked out pretty regularly during) I haven't lost a pound, in fact, I gained 2.

BTW, Rapunzel also has a yummy sounding veggie recipe on her blog that I am dying to try!


Rapunzel said...

Aw, thanks for the shout-out, my friend! I do follow the "no white stuff" for the most part but now & then I can't resist a baked potato or (small) piece of French bread. The key, I think, is consistency most of the time yet to allow yourself an occasional indulgence lest you feel deprived!

Oh, and wait...I don't include white wine in that "rule," lol! Talk about deprivation, I'd be an absolute lunatic w/o my chardonnay!

E said...

Interesting diet... like you I used to never have to worry about weight! And I'm not over weight by any means now but I can tell as I get older the weight seems to appear out of nowhere..... maybe it has to do with the stash of hershey kisses hidden in my desk... hmmm ;) Good luck on the diet!