Sunday, November 22, 2009

Just Me and My Carb Face


A couple of weeks ago, I checked out this book from the library. Occasionally I enjoy reading diet books. Preferably while eating, of course. This one looked like it would go nicely with a big chocolate chip cookie. So I brought it home.
My philosophy about diet books is the same as my philosophy about parenting books. If I read a good parenting book, I feel like I am a good parent. Even if my parenting behavior has not changed. Same with a good diet book. I read it and instantly feel thinner.
But this book made a believer out of me. The author of this one made a claim that caught my attention. On page 188, Dr. Gullo promised that I could lose my carb face in 10 days.
What is a carb face? You may wonder. Well, here's what the book says,
"If you've ever looked closely at a person who has...binged on carbohydrates, his face often looks puffy and distended. This is what some of us who work in the field of weight management call the 'carb face.' "
I totally have a carb face.
But only for nine more days.
That's right, ladies and gentlemen! I have already completed one-tenth of the 10-day Gullo TurboCharge Diet. Just in time for Thanksgiving, too.
All I have to do is eat egg whites, fish, cottage cheese, and grapefruit for the next 240 hours. But don't worry, I won't starve to death. See, I get to have unlimited quantities of ice water, green vegetables, and sugar-free gum.
I don't want to be a size 2. I don't want to run a marathon. But I am fascinated by the thought of losing my carb face. So I'm going to try it. And I will keep you all in the loop.
Stay tuned.
Source: The Thin Commandments by Stephen Gullo, PhD [Rodale Books, 2005]

14 comments:

Paige said...

I don't think you have a carb face. I have a carb butt. Hope you have more success with it than me and the HCG did. Ugh.

Lauren in GA said...

Whoa, I found the carb face thing fascinating...thank you for keeping us in the loop...I am excited to see your results.

You make me laugh...I loved your saying that you enjoy reading diet books, "Preferably while eating, of course." I also enjoyed your choice of desiring a big chocolate chip cookie while eating a book focused on carb control. It reminded me of how I have been known to eat ice cream while watching work out shows.

I'm not kidding about that unfortunately.

marta said...

carb face?! what carb face?! no way, no how. but i applaud you on your new goal. am already tasting the pats of butter i will be injecting into the turkey, ala opa! happy thanksgiving with your secret movie U-P!!!

xo.

Jeanelle said...

I agree with Paige - you don't have a carb face but you have to do what you have to do. Although are you taking Thursday off? Can you really get through the day on egg whites and sugar free gum???

crystal said...

Not only do I have carb face, but I have carb abs. Ew.

You're beautiful. Your carb face glows! Don't change a thing. Happy Thanksgiving :)

Jenibelle said...

May I add my carb thighs, carb arms, carb gut to those body parts mentioned by Paige and Crystal?

Maybe you can eat a turkey egg white and celery and onions for Thanksgiving...that would be fun.

the wrath of khandrea said...

so out of curiousity, if i apply your theory, what do i become by sitting around reading everyone's blogs???

Lauren in GA said...

I forgot to mention...in any pictures of you that I have seen I don't think you have a carb face.

Trust me, I'm a doctor.

Okay, that was a lie...but I play one on T.V.

Okay, nevermind...I have no medical degree but I have been at the hospital tons...so I am qualified.

Holly said...

I agree that reading a diet book makes me yearn for a good doughnut or something.

I don't think you have a carb face at all--but I guess trying this can't hurt. Let us know how the next few days go.

Be careful w/ too much sugar-free gum, as it can cause rather, um...unfortunate side effects.

Ilene said...

Um, good luck with that.

What about those of us who LOATHE the taste and texture of anything that grows and lives in water? Really, I can barely stand tuna fish from a can. And only when I slather it up with mayo.

Travelin'Oma said...

You have a darling face. As a cheeky person myself, I object to the term carb face. I prefer cherubic. Besides, skinny faces look old faster. A little pumpkin pie helps to puff out the wrinkles. (Add whipping cream and you'll never need botox.)

calibosmom said...

I'm intrigued. Keep me informed. I have carb body-blech!

missy said...

I love your philosophy about parenting books. I'm totally quoting you in my parenting talk in stake conference this weekend.

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