Last month was the Write it down diet, where you can eat and drink what you like, so long as you write it down. I suppose this is meant to embarrass you into a bit of self control.
Unsurprisingly, this was easy to follow, up to a point. Partly we chose it as we were going on holiday and wanted to feel free to do as we pleased. So for a couple of days I write things down, then realised it was quite hard to remember everything, then went away, then forgot completely.
Gained 7lb in 4 weeks.
So we lived this way for 4 weeks. As you know, I have devised an objective scoring scheme for diets with which you will be familiar, so we can now judge the Write it Down diet. I ate and drank what I wanted so 10 for tolerability. I gained weight, so 0 for effectiveness (once again, the lack of negative numbers is felt).
|Month||Regime||Loss (lb)||T||E||M, α=0.5||M, α=1||M, α=1.5|
|June/July||Write it down||-7||10||0||10||10||10|
1. Dieting without tears or willpower, Roger Boyle, Y Lolfa, forthcoming 2018. Dr Boyle exhibits a dietary regime that does not alter what you eat, or when you eat it. Likewise what you drink and smoke. The results are astounding. Testimonials: “Roger is my Hero”, H Dee; “He treats food as bathos, and drink with antistrophe.” L Blissett. ↩