When I saw that Free Press was offering The 17 Day Diet for review, I thought, “I can do this I can read a book (which is harder than you think when you’ve got a job, a kid, and other books that are wayyyyyyyyyyyyy more interesting to read) and diet (including whatever the book said I needed to do) for 17 days to see the results!”. Many of you are snickering right now because you know how naïve I was being, you know that the 17 day diet isn’t just 17 days and you know that reading a diet book is harder than it seems and you know that I am/was/am way in over my head.
It took me until this past Saturday to read the friggin’ book, a book full of side comments that I’m not sure I find motivating, although I think they are meant to be. This book is quite informative, even if you don’t partake of the 51 day, and counting, diet (I suppose it’s like being pregnant they say it’s 9 months, it’s actually 10) you can learn all sorts of facts about the benefits of alcohol, the benefits of being slightly overweight, good fats, bad fats and, frankly, I didn’t know that (according to my height and build) I AM 40 FRIGGIN’ pounds overweight. Sadly, even this has not motivated me to diet.