Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Little Humor (and a chance to win $150)

This is sponsored content from BlogHer and The Laughing Cow.
This month, the people at Laughing Cow and BlogHer asked me to share a crazy health craze or miracle diet that I've tried.

And I hate to say this, but I can't think of one.

I can think of eleventy hundred.

The years of yo-you dieting have surely taken a toll on me and my wallet...but what good is spending all that money, if I can make a joke out of it?  So without further ado, feel free to learn from my mistakes.

For starters, have you ever heard of the "no white foods diet?"  Yes. This is one where you can eat anything you want - it just can't be white.  Or made from something that is white.  Since I don't cook much, I don't really know what has white ingredients in it probably wasn't as helpful as it could've been.  Let's just say, I ate my weight in milk chocolate - which technically isn't white.  That diet TOTALLY didn't work.

Ooh!  And the All Natural Diet?  It's one where you don't eat anything that can't be found in its natural state.  I learned from the previous diet and stayed away from chocolate.  Sugar was processed and therefore out.  So was bread.  So were any sort of spices or sauces to put on veggies or proteins.  I stopped that diet before I died of starvation.  I think I lasted 6 hours.

As long as we're talking about health crazes, what about the infomercials on late night TV?  I drew the line at buying Tony Little's Gazelle (alright, I secretly totally wanted one) but ended up buying a little plastic thing that you were supposed to step on and it would magically tone your thighs and calves.  How did I know?  The infomercial told me.  You'll be happy to know that that is the one time I actually sent a product back to get a replacement.  Sadly, that gadget didn't do much except collect dust in my living room.  What?  They said that if you bought it, you would tone and lose weight.  That didn't happen.  Buyer beware!

Throughout the years of getting healthier, I've learned that the only thing that works is having a well balanced diet - everything in moderation works for me.  I've been successful - keeping off more than 50 pounds in 2 years.  I have a ways to go, but I feel like my path towards a healthier mind, body, and spirit is becoming less of a challenge and more of a joy.

But if that doesn't continue to work, I'm totally calling up Tony Little.  Say what you want, but that man knows how to rock a mullet.

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