The more I read about "fad" diets the happier I am that I chose to stay on the WW points system. Surely most of these diets, being so restrictive, are just a recipe for failure. I think we have the recipe for success. At least we can choose the food we eat and we are given enough information to make healthy choices. Having points just keeps us within a healthy amount of the right foods for weight loss and maintenance. Since starting to maintain I have tried to have a bit more protein than I was having. I now have no fat yoghurt instead of Diet yoghurt and I am drinking more milk (in smoothies). Before I started to lose weight I didn't drink any water, didn't drink milk in any form and didn't eat cereal or grainy bread and didn't exercise. My bones must surely be getting stronger with all this calcium and exercise. I only hope I haven't left it too late. I wish I had been more careful in my 20's and 30's.
I saw a session on TV last night telling me that the most attractive body now for women is the body of someone with a BMI of 20.85. They told me that was a more rounded figure than the slim models we see. I would need to weigh 57kgs to have a BMI of 21 and I would look anorexic! No wonder some young women start to get eating disorders when they are trying to live up to all these expectations.
I have added my chicken kiev and tomato bake recipe to my recipe blog.