What the Varchar?
With the holidays behind us, there are no more excuses to eat badly without restraint. The Christmas cookies are gone and the giant holiday meals are forgotten. However, on the forefront of my mind and many others is that nagging New Year’s resolution. It’s the same resolution that many of us have, and I have had for some time. I am always looking for new ways to think about my not so new need to diet.
I enjoyed checking out Cynthia Sass’s book “Cinch” because it had some fresh new ways to look at dieting and food. The most important thing for me (and others I am sure) is that the book provides a plan. I need someone telling me what to do, giving me that structure, for a diet to work. The book has great suggestions and even gives a grocery list.
Something that rang true for me was the section of the book on emotional eating which is a big problem for me. The book really helps put emotional habits into perspective.
Throughout the book there are a lot of interesting facts in the sidebars. I liked this because the more I know about what food is doing to me, the more I “wake up” to what is going on.
The diet offers some instant results, but also a long term plan so you don’t yo-yo. It is not about calorie counting, not about restricting yourself, but rather, the book teaches you to change the way you think. For me, this seems like a much more effective dieting technique. Cinch really makes you aware by offering knowledge that will set you up for hopefully a lifetime of better eating habits. There are some great recipes as well. I am looking forward to trying this diet out and have really learned a lot already just from reading the book. Now, I have a plan!
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*A copy of Cinch! was given to Married to a Geek for review through the One2One Network. All of this review is our own opinion. We did not receive monetary compensation for this post.