One of my goals for this little column is to help you wade through the massive piles of junk out there claiming to be the “best” or “only” way to get fit. I can get behind some science as much as the next guy, but at some point, even I get bored. Somehow when it comes to fitness-related science, specifically diets; it seems that you can find science to support almost any diet. Take the Cotton Ball diet, for example, this diet is simple”¦why take up precious room in your belly with pesky food when you can just stuff a little cotton in there instead. Not enough flavor for you? Dip your cotton ball in some hot sauce, it’s delicious!
Obviously that diet is insane. There are no questions about it. However, if you Google long enough you will find the science that says it is not all that terrible. The Cotton Ball Diet is the extreme end of the spectrum. The gray area comes when the more realistic diets begin to enter the picture. Trying a diet can be costly, confusing, and worst of all, totally ineffective. The problem is that most science agrees that the right diet can contribute to your health way more than exercise can. When I started to get healthy I knew the first thing I needed to do was change my eating habits. I’m not a scientist, so I won’t pretend to babble on about what is healthy and what isn’t. I will tell you what I have tried, and what has worked for me. Everyone is different and not everything I have tried will work for you. Still, the way I found the right diet was by trying stuff that worked for other people. I now have a pretty easy diet to follow that doesn’t require a lot of sacrificing what I like.
I am ultra-excited to share the news with you that the Kindle eBook deal of the day is The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life by Melisser Elliott for only $.99 (that’s 90% off the regular price of $9.99).
Note – this deal is valid only for today, Thursday, December 1, 2011, until 11:59pm PST.
If you’d like to purchase a physical copy the The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life, the paperback edition is only $11.53.
Seriously, grab this book for only $.99 today! I’ve been reading Elliott’s blog, “The Urban Housewife,” for years (she also founded the Sugar Beat Sweets bakery in San Francisco, CA). I love that at such a low price today, many people can try it out!