"I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren't in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets."
Dolly's attitude toward diets is good to keep in mind this week as week two of WeightWatchers new diet plan is revealed. Of course, they prefer to call it a lifestyle "plan" but close enough.
Some say they don't have the time to look at it during the holidays. Others say they are looking forward to something new. Still others are disappointed that their favorite foods--reduced fat salad dressing, peanut butter, candy, snack bars, have increased in points. One member bemoaned the loss of her "fall back" plan swapping activity points to offset eating beyond daily points.
This week, I referenced the final episode of a six part series on NPR called "America on the Scale" and one bit of academic research that jumped out at me. In essence, the study had taken all the national programs, their diets, their structure, habits, and compa