· You don’t have to exercise, although it will probably help. Suggested activities include painting, fishing and reorganizing your room, while lifting weights is noted as boring.
· Don’t count calories. That’s too tedious and laborious. Just make sure to eat about 100 calories per EATALL(TM) portion, but then again, who’s counting?
· Here’s some useful insight on how to prevent yourself from overeating at snack time. When eating out, take a few bites, then hopefully you will throw the rest away before you’re tempted to eat the whole thing. But if you do eat it all, don’t worry, just eat an EATALL(TM) portion within the next half-hour.
Near the book’s end, I briefly scanned the list of suggested foods such as paté, nut butters and spreads. After spending 100-some pages being told I can eat what I want, there’s no way in hell’s kitchen I’m making nut butter. Or eating half a pepper filled with cottage cheese, or salad with fish paté. Don’t play bite and switch with me, baby! While ice cream and sweets are also on the list, the authors note that you can eat cake, but you probably won’t want to. Why wouldn’t you want to, I wonder? Obviously, all that nut butter’s gone to their heads.
The authors claim the EATALL(TM) way is not a diet, because diets are bad for you. Yet they suggest the EATALL(TM) way can be combined with popular diets such as The Starvation Diet, The Grapefruit Diet or the Cabbage Soup Diet. And while they don’t necessarily recommend them, they propose you can use these diets successfully with the EATALL(TM) plan.
After decades of dieting, here’s a few things I’ve learned about how to tell if you’re on a diet. A diet will tell you:
1) when to eat
2) what to eat
3) that fast “waist” loss is easy
4) to change your already overtaxed schedule to accommodate the new plan
5) to cause disruption to your entire family
If it looks like a diet, if it sounds like a diet, if it tastes like a diet and makes me feel like I’m on a diet, it’s a bloody diet!
Disappointed as I was, I decided I couldn’t judge this book by its shallow content until I put it into practice. And in doing so, I discovered the EATALL(TM) way experience was much like the book. Bits and pieces of this and that scattered throughout, with nothing substantial to sink my teeth into.