Eat of the day: Almost every other day a new ‘wonder’ diet becomes the latest vogue..

Should the spelling of food be changed to fad? Because – thanks to so-called wonder diets which will help you lose weight, protect you from everything from diabetes to dandruff and ensure you live to be a 100 years of age – food is increasingly becoming a fad.

The latest food fad is the keto diet. According to this nutritional regimen, the more fat you eat, the more fat you’ll lose. So forget all that killjoy advice doctors gave you about not eating butter and ghee, and fried things like French fries. Now you can pig out on all of these fatty foods till they’re coming out of your ears. And the more of them you eat, the more weight you’ll lose.

There’s one hitch. While you can eat as much fat as you like, you can’t eat any cereals whatsoever. You can eat gobs of butter, minus the toast on which to spread it.

The keto diet is only one of the many diets doing the rounds. There is the Atkins diet, which says you can eat as much protein – meat, eggs, fish, cheese, paneer – as you like but you must avoid all carbs like the plague.

There’s the so-called Palaeolithic diet – followed by a number of Hollywood stars – which says you can eat only such foods as our cave-dwelling, Stone Age ancestors did. Which again means you can gorge yourself on meat, and roots, and stuff like that, but must totally eschew all foods that came after the advent of agriculture. Great news. Provided your local dhaba serves butter masala a la woolly mammoth.

Do these wonder diets, these food fads, really work by making you lose weight and become fit and healthy? No one really knows. Because no sooner has one new, wonder diet been announced in a great fanfare of publicity, being endorsed by some celebrity or other, and people begin to follow it, it’s replaced by another, even more wondrous diet, which the same people immediately switch to. There’s only one thing you can eat which is 100% calculated to make you lose weight. Get into an argument you know you’ll lose. And let your opponent make you eat your words.

DISCLAIMER : This article is intended to bring a smile to your face. Any connection to events and characters in real life is coincidental.

Source : timesofindia

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