Monday, November 12, 2007

The Holy Diet

A round of applause for Stitch who has lost half a stone using her new 'eat less' diet. Now this diet takes serious will power.

Every ready to help - I have invented the 'holy diet'.

It's not like the 'Jesus Diet' where you only eat loaves and fishes (honest I read it in the Observer). On the 'holy diet' you can scoff lots of ciabatta - my bread of choice these days. How can it make you fat when it's full of holes?

You may like to eat it with a little Swiss cheese.

For 'pudding' how about some Maltesers (above)? Their old adverts used to boast about it.

I'm thin now - but I spent the first 45 chubby years of my life trying to lose weight.

This is the book that finally helped me - though it might not be for everyone.

I've mentioned Susan Powter's fat formula before.

Look at the food label. Multiply the kcal from fat by 10. If this comes to more than one third of the total no of kcal then don’t eat it. If it’s less go ahead. Ignore any of the claims on the label.

Oh and you have to move about a bit as well.




Blogger MJ said...

*scarfs down a box of donut holes*

8:27 am  
Blogger Murph said...

Surely you can just scoff down some magic yoghurt and take away that horrible bloated feeling?
mmm Danone!

10:33 am  
Blogger Geoff said...

But it doesn't say how much kcal from fat!

Do I have to melt it down with a bunsen burner?

1:41 pm  
Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

What a diet... I don't mind the dieting bit... but "you have to move about a bit" that's the bit I don't like.

2:11 pm  
Blogger Betty said...

What about holemeal bread and pasta?

I'm useless at maths so the bit that you've written in blue just intimidates me.

2:56 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

I've driven 800 miles this weekend. That's a lot of moving around, isn't it? I'm having chips tonight on the basis that it is.

3:15 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

You could give what's left to Piggy.

All those holes would certainly make you feel bloated.
But it might have a buoyant effect on the scales.

It tells you on the packet how many of the kcal come from the fat and how many from protein etc.

So no need to bring back bad memories of Bunsen burners.
Anyway you're a slim Jim aren't you?

I'm sure you can 'shake your stuff' and you do lots of walking ... oh..thinks... unless you drive to all those lovely places in the photos.

Perhaps 'holemeal pasta' would make you as thin as Keira Knightley.

It's much easier than it reads -

Find the number on the pack (see above).
Multiply by 10 (easy)
If it's roughly less than a third of the total kcals - eat it.

OK then - just stick with the Maltesers.

I think I'd better rephrase that term 'move about'.

Baked potato tonight?
Thought not!

3:22 pm  
Blogger Rimshot said...

Ah Susan Powter..I remember her infomercials.

FYI all: a good rule of thumb is 1 gram of Protien = 4 calories, 1 gram of Carbs = 4 calories, 1 gram of Fat = 9 calories.

Sadly, I lost 20 lbs on my way to losing 50 lbs, but gained back about 1/2 of that. Two steps forward...(sigh). It's that moving about part that gets me.

5:18 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

*scratches head*

I'm with Betty in the 'not getting the maths', but I'll take your word for it.

I've found eating less helps. As for the move about more, being on my feet for 7.5 hours a day, walking in and out of town, not making much difference except for making more knackered.


9:42 pm  
Blogger tony said...

Ah KAZ thins aint what they used to be!
I used to worry about my weight.I would get mortified if i added a pound!Luckly, these days, my eyesight is so bad i cant read the scales & even full length mirrors are problematic..............

10:50 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Susan isn't well known over here.
That rule of thumb is good and shows that 'fat' is the baddie.

'Moving about' depends a lot on your job or lifestyle. I was never still when I was working and it seems to have become a habit.
If in doubt fidget.

The knackering activities will certainly make a difference as long as it isn't cancelled out by pies, biscuits and burgers.

Failing eyesight in later years almost makes you think there's a God after all.
It works for wrinkles as well.

9:27 am  
Blogger I, like the view said...

see, all I want to do now is fill the holes in the bread and cheese with the maltesers and make a pretty pattern


I went from a size 18 (depression and never lost baby weight) to a 10 (my original size) by eating Waldorf Salad and Caesar Salad whenever I was hungry for eighteen months and the odd steak every now and again, and some fruit. . .

your diet sounds much more fun

1:45 pm  
Blogger Inexplicable DeVice said...

I don't like Maltesers. Would a Wispa do instead?

7:33 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I thought Waldorfs were high fat.

Size 18 to 10 - you should be on the cover of Heat magazine.

Do they still do Aero?

10:22 am  
Blogger Mopsa said...

Starting a blog post with a heap of glistening maltesers is simply unfair. How did you expect me to concentrate on the rest? I had to read it twice. Kaz, that was v clever.

12:57 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Maltesers Mopsa - feel free - they're all holes.

Not a patch on apple crumble.

10:08 pm  

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