Diets

This page will be for listing and discussing various diet plans and their effectiveness and safety. If you are using a diet and want to hear what Jug and others think about it, please post a comment on this page.
Diets or “A diet that makes sense”

I think we’ve discussed before that weird diets don’t work. Sure, you might lose 10 or 15 lbs on the cabbage diet, then wham, a plateau and you’re stuck. That’s because your body adjusts to your new calorie intake and if it is too low your body shifts into “starvation” mode to keep you from starving …

Fad Diets May Be Killing You!

If you are on a diet and are experiencing any of the following, stop that diet immediately: Muscle cramps Dizziness Confusion Fainting Dehydration Severe constipation or diarrhea Mood changes Constant hunger I would even add strange cravings to that list. These are all symptoms of potentially serious dietary problems that you should address NOW! You don’t need to starve …

Confessions of a Fat Man

I don’t know about you but my scale and the BMI say I’m “morbidly Obese” Now, that is an ugly term. I don’t like it and I’d like to be just “obese”. I haven’t always been this way. For most of my life I was an athlete. I lived and breathed it. Then in or …