November 9, 2009

The diet where you can eat what you want but you have to...

... photograph it.

9 comments:

Shanna said...

The main problem with this is that I would feel like I need to plate all my meals to make them be a pretty photograph and that sounds like a hassle. Casserole or meatloaf in a tupperware doesn't make for a pretty picture.

Ann Althouse said...

Well, that "hassle" will slow you down so it's part of the plan.

blake said...

Next up: You can eat what you want but you have to douse it in kerosene and light it on fire first.

Joe said...

I ate at Subway today. There was a picture of essentially the same ham sandwich on display. Does that count?

k*thy said...

It seems a practice of being mindful, slowing down (physically and mentally) and paying attention.

Ann Kerns said...

For awhile, I was watching You Are What You Eat on BBC America--the weight-loss show with the crazy Scottish woman. Part of her routine is to pile up on a table everything a person eats in one week. Every doughnut, every latte, every fatty sandwich, every pile of greasy french fries. It was actually pretty horrifying, especially when the person's eating habits resembled mine. After dragging my feet for a couple of years, I finally started a diet. Twenty pounds lighter and counting. I think really seeing what you're eating is a huge help.

Rialby said...
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Rialby said...

Tell that to all the fatties who post on foodgawker.com all day long.

vbspurs said...

This reminds me of how Gloria Swanson became a vegetarian. She had gone to a proto-New Agey physician in the mid-20s, when she had unaccountable stomach pains, who told her to visualise all her meals. And then heave them unto a metaphorical bucket.

"Tell me what you had to eat today. One by one. After you say it, put it into a slop bucket"

"Eggs (bucket). Bacon. (bucket) Cereal (bucket). Sirloin. (bucket) Caviare (bucket)."


Etc etc etc.

By the end, Gloria Swanson was absolutely revolted by her intake of food, all mixed into a gluteneous mess inside said bucket and became a lifelong vegetarian.

I tried that once. And I'd still eat the entire contents of her slop bucket before a tofu burger.

Cheers,
Victoria