The “Snob” Diet
So if you are anything like me, you ate way too much this weekend and might be wondering if you have done irreparable damage. I was also working tirelessly on my research paper for our UW class, which, for my class is all about diet and exercise (and the media of course). I also happened to have the December issue of Glamour magazine at hand, and came across an article about their new fad diet, the “snob” diet.
I wish I still had the magazine with me, and unfortunately I was not able to find the article online, but basically the article is just about eating more nutrient rich foods rather than processed, “low-fat” foods. I thought this was interesting, and I kind of want to try the diet partially because it promotes eating foods that most diets would steer clear from: cheese, bread, some sweets etc. The article states that if you are eating good, rich foods you will eat less and receive a more well-balanced diet. I actually found a blog that goes over the diet, if you want to see that.
Now I could get all worked up about how the media should stop pressuring women to look a certain way (believe me, I have lots of research to back me up) but I actually liked this idea. I don’t know if it would actually work, but I have always hated the idea that you cannot eat the foods that you want and still be “fit.” But it makes sense that all of the foods that are made for dieting are actually nutritionally insufficient, and therefore can easily leave you wanting. Personally, it is in this wanting more phase that I end up snacking, which I think is probably the most unhealthy thing to do.
So what do you think? Are you interested in nutrition? Do you agree with Glamour that it is okay to be a “snob?” Do you have any good tricks for staying healthy this holiday season?