Dieting is about looking and feeling good, right?
In the whackosphere, nobody can hear you scream “Jesus P. Skateboarding Christ, what is it with these idiots?” Enter the latest in sheer fuckwittery: the K-E diet. Developed, invented, punted – whatever – by a Canadian anaesthetist/internist currently infesting the State of Florida: Oliver di Pietro.
Now the official website has no mention of the “diet”. However, it wasn’t hard to find what looks like the official brochure by searching the Internet: The K-E Diet (PDF file). Don’t bother looking up the website in there: it doesn’t seem to exist at the moment.
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Spring, Spring in the Northern hemisphere! It’s that wonderful time of year, as we recover from the excesses of Winter festivities – frequently running non-stop from mid-December to Mardi Gras – and cast a rueful glance at in the mirror at the pale, podgy mass our doctors insist on referring to as “your body”. Even soothing words from your SO, usually along the lines of “You’re fine just as you are”, don’t cut it. The bathroom scales do not lie. Even moving your centre of gravity around to cushion the blow still makes for a depressing reading. The favourite jeans are too tight, the favourite shirt threatens to pop its buttons over your midriff, or the favourite dress refuses to zip up over your extra-buxom boobs. The decision has been made: it is time to go on a diet.
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I’m not into diets, at least not fashionable ones. Having been brought up from an early age to appreciate balanced meals comprising meat-and-two-veg, fruit, dairy products and so on might have had something to do with it. In any case, the high-protein diet, the fruit diet, the – lessee – South Beach diet, Dukan diet all look more like guessology and bookselling ploys than genuine long-term dietary and lifestyle advice. Don’t ask me what’s in them, they’re practically all fads with serious flaws. I only know of one diet that works. We’ll come to it later.
The latest one appears to be another starry-eyed hippy special: the so-called Caveman diet, as described here Paleo 101 | Paleo Diet Lifestyle. It’s just one, there appear to be dozens of websites promoting this diet. Probably nearly all with their own recipe book and/or supplements shop. I’m too jaded to investigate properly, but I’d place a bet on it.