At last, a diet so obvious, it works! Literary agents are famous for lunching, and there is no more famous agent than Ed Victor. If Ed can lose twenty pounds in three months without changing his lifestyle, so can everyone! The Obvious Diet recognizes that the rules you make yourself are the rules you are most likely to stick to. It shows you how to devise an eating regimen that is based on avoiding your own particular weakness, whether that is carbohydrates, animal fats, or sugar. It works because, rather than imposing a rigid plan from on high, it allows you to mix and match elements from different diets to suit your own lifestyle.
If you have tried many diets over the years but found they didn’t work, than this is the book for you. With ideas and advice from Ed Victor’s celebrity friends and clients, the book provides anecdotes and inspirational tips to help you stick to your plan. Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Tina Brown, Sidney Sheldon, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and many more contribute their recipes and words of wisdom. Dieting has never been this interesting! Millions of Americans are overweight and want to do something about it. If a gourmand like Ed Victor can do it, so can you!
Literary agent Victor admits he's battled weight gain virtually his whole life. A few years ago, he successfully lost quite a lot of weight by adapting various measures from different diets, but regained the pounds within a year. When he slimmed down again last year, he decided that sharing his success story would also help him keep the weight off. Victor's "obvious diet" is not a clearly prescribed all-in-one program. On the contrary, Victor cheerfully argues, everyone knows what foods they should avoid and which measures will work (Victor must avoid bread, pasta and animal fats). This meal plan can incorporate the rules from other diet programs. For example, Victor uses a variation of the cabbage soup from the cabbage soup diet as part of his eating plan. In short, he's advocating a more balanced approach to eating, rather than the restrictions often associated with diets. Victor also incorporates a cleansing day, during which he consumes only fruit, vegetables, salad and vegetable soup. He also has a treat meal once a week, he eats whatever he wants at one meal. This diet book delivers exactly what the author promises: practical if unoriginal advice on starting and sticking to a diet from an ordinary person, not a professional. Victor entertains and motivates; the book is akin to having a diet coach help people start a new way of eating.