Dr. Moreno’s 17-Day Diet Book

I’m reading the 17-Day Diet book that my PT recommended. Yeah, I’m probably not going to do this diet. I could maybe approximate it. But it has some really big deal-breakers for me.

  • No soda. I’m a huge soda drinker. Diet soda, but soda, nonetheless.
  • Yogurt or kefir. 🤮
  • 64 oz. plain water. I don’t do plain water. I’ve tried. I guarantee I will stop drinking water altogether if I have to drink it plain.

He’s also a bit weird. He makes a “fat” joke about Orson Welles. He also shares statistics about how overweight women date and marry less. I don’t know if that’s true, but even if it is, it shouldn’t ever be used as a selling point to lose weight! That just seems so…bass-ackward to me. Doesn’t it promote and perpetuate the idea that a woman’s looks are the most important factor in relationships?

How do we know there’s a direct correlation between weight and dating? Couldn’t it have more to do with self-esteem? Who conducted this research?

I was a toothpick, and I hardly dated at all. Meanwhile, my heartier friends enjoyed healthy dating lives. Explain that, Dr. Moreno.

Also, he thinks that for my height and build, 90 pounds is a reasonable weight. 105 if I’m actually medium-boned. Really?

I’m never going to be 105 pounds and I’m never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to be 90 pounds. Everyone I know would be extremely concerned if I ever dropped down that low because I would look sick. Emaciated.

So, yeah, I might take a few of the ideas from this book, but I certainly won’t follow it to the letter.

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