Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat

For someone who never met a fried food they didn't like, a diet book suggesting eating what they love may sound a little dubious. But Dr. May is not suggesting that people should continue their weight-gaining habits and magically expect to lose weight. Instead she offers suggestions on how you can change your approach to eating and create a diet in which, as she says, all foods fit. The key initials are BVM — balance, variety and moderation. She advises people to eat with a purpose and become fearless and mindful eaters, as opposed to emotional and mindless ones. That means thinking about the kinds of food you're eating (but not freaking out about it) and knowing how to put the fork down before you feel stuffed. You don't have to starve yourself; you just have to think a little.