Sunday, December 22, 2013
DIET OF THE DAY
It's been interesting to remember all of the eating trends throughout my adult life. I think the first one I remember (mainly for the scandal afterwards) was The Scarsdale Diet. A very rigid regime allowing only certain foods at certain meals.
Then I started thinking about so many more that were a fad for a while but seem to vanish after a year or two. Cabbage soup diet. Atkins. South Beach. The Zone. Mediterranean Diet. Eating for Your Blood Type. And then the Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, etc kind where you have to buy their food. Yuck. I actually tried Nutrisystem ... for two weeks. Double yuck.
But now the trend seems to be "gluten free." Unfortunately, many people who have jumped on this are NOT doing it for health reasons. People who HAVE celiac suffer dire consequences even with just a teaspoon of wheat or other offending food in a big recipe. The trendy people who make all sorts of noise and commotion about "remember, I am gluten free" often enjoy a slice of bread while dining with me. Um ... that's not gluten free, you are just following a FAD. "Just one piece of pie" means you are not GF. Just sayin.
The only "diet" I think has stood the test of time? Weight Watchers. And I need to get back on it.