February 20, 2012

Clueless Eating

I used to follow Pasta Queen, a funny writer who lost half her body weight, then wrote a book, Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir, which I also read and enjoyed.

Funny thing: she did exactly what everyone gets told to do to lose weight. She got overweight by relying on packaged food, mindlessly eating while watching television, and being clueless about portion sizes. She started cooking, and exercising, and "watching what she ate." She published her memoir and closed up her weight loss blog and moved on.

So some people do have a weight problem because of what we might term "clueless eating." I was wandering through the web, got to wondering how on earth people really could lose weight on Nutrisystem, and wound up killing an evening by reading hundreds of reviews on a dozen different sites. There were people quite successful on Nutrisystem and loved it and wished they could do it again except it's so expensive, and they are basically this:

It's about portion control and I can eat anything I want I just have to stick with the system and I learned so much like how to make a salad and that you can figure out what hungry really is like I thought when my belly started hurting I should stop but it's not like that at all!

So yes, these poor folks were Clueless Eaters; so clueless, in fact, that they cannot go through the supermarket and assemble their own Nutrisystem for much cheaper just by tossing those Lean Cuisine & Weight Watcher boxes into their cart and doing some simple math to add those marked calories up to 1200 a day and they're done.

I don't know why they can't do that. I could do it with real food, in my sleep, at fifteen. Some people do that and it works and all's well and they can't understand people, like me, who can't seem to do that at all so it must be my fault I am deficient in some way.

But since my problem wasn't Clueless Eating, it didn't work.

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