SW's Site of the week: The Faddist. Dieting by Self Experimentation

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The Faddist - self experimentation as a way to restore life by adhering briefly to a passing variety of unusual diets
We’ve always said, you can use whatever Fad Diet you want and use Simpleweight to track it. As Ryan mentioned in a previous post, a Diet is what we eat. You may choose to eat healthy or unhealthy, but either way it’s still a diet.

Well, I recently learned of Andy – The Faddist. To paraphrase the Faddist, Andy is using self experimentation as a way to restore his life by adhering briefly to a passing variety of unusual diets.

In other words, Andy tries a new fad diet for 4 to 7 days, then he rests a few days. Then he repeats the cycle with another fad diet. To date, he’s tried the Stewardess diet, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s diet, Special K diet, Hollywood 48 hour miracle diet, Master Cleanse (lemonade) diet, Atkins Diet, and more.

A couple of comments about Andy’s Site. I find myself laughing out loud while reading the faddist. He’s a funny guy. However, I have to warn you. He’s definitely not politically correct. He’s got that NY edge.

Yet- If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to eat pizza for three days straight, then The Faddist is exactly what you need to read.
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Now, you might think how bizarre. Why would anyone want to try all sorts of Fad diets?

I’d like to argue that The Faddist is exactly what everyone needs to do with their own diet. Every individual has their own body chemistry, their own tastes, their own motivation. I’m pointing out the obvious – We are all different.

Consequently, What one person does to lose weight may not necessarily equate to what other people do to lose weight. We each must try some self-experimentation to find out what works for ourselves, and Guess What? What works one year, may not work the next. We change. Our bodies, desires, emotions, jobs, stress levels, and more change over time. The one constant in life is CHANGE.

To give you a personal example, when I first set out dieting, I recommended everyone try the Peanut Butter & Jelly Diet. In other words, eat the same thing for breakfast and lunch everyday, vary your dinner daily, but make it a nice big meal. That worked for me. I lost a ton of weight over the course of a 6 to 9 month period, but then after a while. I just got tired of eating the same breakfast and the same lunch every day. Guess what, I went back to poor eating habits, and my weight increased. I failed to continue self experimentation to find what was going to work for me next. The lesson I learned is I have to be on the lookout to change and stay a head of the emotional diet curve just as Andy tries different diets.

I look forward to The Faddist’s next Fad Diet. As an open letter to Andy – The Faddist:

Keep it up! One suggestion: Maybe pick a longer time frame like four weeks instead of one week. Regardless, stay true to yourself, ignore what I have to say and only do what works for you.

Here are some diets I’d like to see The Faddist try:

Book Diets:

Web Diets:

What about you? Are there any diets you’d like to see someone try? Or, what diet plans do you recommend?

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