Finally, I thought when I heard about this, a diet I could embrace! A lady claims to have lost 85 pounds eating only at Starbucks. Holy Shades of Jared Fogle and Subway!
This sounded good to me, since I go there every day anyway. But then I read what she had for breakfast (oatmeal and black coffee), and I changed my mind. It’s not that I drink terribly fattening drinks at Starbucks–I like the iced coffee with sugarfree Hazelnut syrup–but I have to have it with milk or soy milk, and I drink a Trenta. Yes, that’s the REALLY big one. So, lots of milk.
Then there’s the temptation of the other stuff there. I’m lucky because most of Starbucks’ pastry/sweets alternatives don’t appeal to me (I have weird tastes), but I do like their little mini pies (cherry, mmmm) and their cake pops (yes, that’s me with Ava Stone eating cake pops) and their new dark chocolate-covered salted almonds . . .
Uh, yeah. Don’t think I’d be eating the oatmeal for breakfast. So I guess I have to scratch this diet off my list, too, along with the Subway diet (I’m NOT a lover of subs or Subway), the Atkins diet (gained 8 pounds in three weeks on it), the liquid diet (my mom put me on it as a girl–I do NOT like broth all that much), and the Susan Powter Stop the Insanity diet (uber low fat and I lost 5 pounds in 3 months on it, then couldn’t lose any more).
Now you know why I had gastric bypass (and yet I STILL struggle with my weight).
So what weird diets have you tried? Did any of them work? Do you go to Starbucks or do you (like my husband) hate them? What is your most favorite fast food restaurant? What is your least favorite?