What you need to know before you give up pasta
Jackie M. used to live three houses down. You’ve just seen her for the first time in months — and she’s dropped 15 pounds! Looks fabulous in skinny jeans. (Bummer.) And she owes it all, she gushes, to a high-protein diet.
And then there’s you — faithful follower of the high-carb, low-fat weight-loss diet advocated by health experts — but still hiding your excess avoirdupois inside droopy old sweats. You’ve gotta be thinking, “WHAT GIVES!?” “Forget bread and pasta,” says Jackie. As soon as you revert to chicken and steak, why, the pounds fly away. And isn’t she the living proof that high-pro diets work?
Oh yes indeedy. They can work, all right — at least temporarily. But if you’re tempted by a neighbor/co-worker/celebrity/friend or friend-of-a-friend who’s lost weight by turning high-pro, better read this first.