That makes perfect sense. But as with many emotional issues—and “dieting” is a big one—we’re all preaching to the choir. Those who starve themselves and eat for taste (primarily) aren’t thinking fuel or anything logical. They’re thinking about squeezing into that size 4 dress, or those old body-hugging jeans. Or they’re agonizing about their upcoming class reunion. So they’re going to do whatever they believe is necessary to fit themselves into their dreams—no matter how ridiculous or illogical or maybe even dangerous their “diet” or behavior is.
As I mentioned earlier, I’ve seen this behavior mostly in women. Guys usually start reaching for the pancake batter masquerading as protein powder. That’s how they figure they’re going to “trim down”. Then comes the routine in the gym with the exercises from one of those Weider mags. And don’t forget the power smoothie after the workout to help burn off all that spare tire or waddle. Two months later the slippery trickle of pizza, beer, burritos, potato chips, and Healthy Choice cookies shows up on the menu.
Oops…that reminds me. Gotta wash down my two $6 low-carb burgers with an extra thick TrimSpa shake. Two more weeks of this and I should be able to fit in my old rugby shorts! :shock: