I can't get J to read any of the literature on dietary philosophy, but he declares himself willing to just eat whatever i tell him to; okay, you asked for it, buddy! ;-) I'm putting him on the Strong Medicine protocol.
This is THE most effective dietary regimen i've ever experienced. Historically, i've resisted the temptation to limit other people this way, though i widely recommend that people read the book. J has always been able to lose fat much more easily than i, so i haven't advocated it to him before. However, he's been expressing disappointment in his rate of loss this time (i'd be thrilled with it, but that just shows ya...), so i'm bringing out the big guns.
We'll see how it goes! Frankly, I LOVE the ability to forget about food. On this plan, you don't need to be creative or spend significant time in the kitchen. Just keep plenty of the right meat on hand, and forget about wondering what to have on tomorrow's menu! After forty years of marriage, i occasionally find meal-planning unbearably tedious. But with Strong Medicine, you eat fatty meat and coffee for three meals a day, and the pounds melt off. The first time i did it, i worked the bugs out -- i HAVE to add salt, and three 6-oz meals work better for me than 3 8-oz (though 2 8-oz seems to be okay). When i'm by myself, forgoing alcohol on this plan is easier than when i'm around other people -- but my husband is on the wagon for weight-loss purposes already! So....
Gonna go ZC for awhile! YES!!!!! :-)