Well, I've purposely avoided all the New Year's resolution hoopla by, you know, just not blogging at all.
Personally, I'm not a fan of resolutions because I tend to get carried away, and before you know it I've come up with so many resolutions that if I actually followed through on a third of them I would be completely unrecognizable to myself and all who know, er, knew me.
And then I usually end up making some sort of chocolate cake and further validating my belief that New Year's resolutions are not part of my personal mission statement.
And speaking of chocolate cake...
I just finished a book titled Why Women Need Fat by Dr. William D. Lassek and Dr. Stephen J.C. Gaulin. I have to tell you, this is the kind of book I can get behind. It has a very clear and encouraging title, and it has a picture of a very appetizing chocolate dessert.
And then? It tells us that by eating said chocolate and other various fats, we can look like Jessica Alba.
Well, sort of.
The basic premise is this- that when the food industry started using cheap hydrogenated oils we started getting fatter. Then they give pages and pages of fascinating studies on everything from why the Europeans and Japanese are smaller and healthier than us to why men find Playboy models attractive (and incidentally, it's not for the two reasons you think. Ahem.) to how important waist size is to our health.
And then- they tell us to use heavy cream, and butter, and eggs, and all the things that the mean old diet books of yore have told us to avoid.
And you know what? It makes total sense.
And you know what else? I've followed the guidelines for two weeks and I have lost five pounds. Eating cream cheese, and Gouda, and cream, and cheese, and red meat, and cream cheese. Did I say cream cheese? I'm absolutely serious.
So, you should click on over to BlogHer and check out more reviews on the book, and then maybe you ought to run out and get the book. I've never been happier losing weight.
Ask Coach. He's a believer. A stunned believer, but a believer all the same.
This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.