I don’t mind telling you that I’m a little miffed. It seems US News & World Report hired a bunch of “experts” to rate diet plans and determine “the best” in five categories: Best overall diet, best weight-loss diets, best heart-healthy diets, best diabetes diets, and best commercial diets. Blah. Blah. Blah.
All those diets, and not one mention of The Tippy Toe Diet! How could this happen?
Okay, obviously the cake joys and assorted other splurges probably affected my score in the diabetes and overall categories. And the double-digit balance in my Amazon account probably doesn’t quite qualify me for the commercial category. And someone may have ratted me out for having a half-order of fries at Five Guys over the weekend, which would have eliminated me from the heart-healthy category. Fair enough.
But weight loss? C’mon! I’ve got that one! I proved The Tippy Toe Diet works! It was 100% successful for me! (I even weighed in this morning, and I’m within range!) None of “the best” diets had a 100% success rate! Surely I should have merited at least a mention. Sheesh! Maybe I need to hire a celebrity endorser person.
Um, anyone know a pudgy celebrity who’ll work for some Amazon credits and a bunch of frozen cake joys (delivered in moderate amounts)?
So who won? Here are the weight loss diets deemed “best”:
1. Weight Watchers (lots of readers here who are rockin’ this one!)
2. Jenny Craig
3. Raw Food Diet
5. Slim-Fast tied with Vegan Diet
I find it funny-ha-ha that Slim-Fast and a vegan diet tied. I do not find it funny that The Tippy Toe Diet was beaten by a candy bar diet.
The article contains a complete list of all the weight loss diets considered along with the rationale used by “the experts” in their rankings. There are surely merits to all of them, because as we all know, different approaches work for different folks. Probably the biggest surprise to me was that Slim-Fast scored so high and the Mediterranean diet didn’t score higher. Everyone I’ve ever known who began to follow a more ‘Med’ way of eating lost weight, including people who weren’t trying to lose weight! I’ve never known anyone who actually followed Slim-Fast for longer than…January 15th or so. But that’s just me, and what do I know? (See above re: today’s weigh-in.)
Okay, enough silliness! Thanks for the well wishes on the job interview yesterday. I have no idea what will come from it, but I gave it my best. Well, up to a point. I’m guessing that laughing at the question, “Are you comfortable sitting still and quietly for long periods of time?”, probably didn’t help my cause, but it was an honest reaction. To know me at all is to know that I am rarely still and seldom quiet. Thanks to the 100% successful Tippy Toe Diet, I am a bundle of energy and find it very difficult to sit still for short periods of time. I’m fairly certain I would find it impossible to sit for hours. In fact, I might have mentioned that it seemed to be an unhealthy requirement. So no, this isn’t the job for me, even with the health benefits.
Oh well, something else will come along soon to catch my fancy, and I’ve got another possibility I’m waiting to hear back on. Meanwhile, I’m doing fine, so no real worries.
I had something else I wanted to mention, but it escapes me now. Plus, I’ve been sitting for a while now, and I need to move!
Could you sit still for hours at a time?