We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It appears to me most popular diets are fad diets. That is the diet is more about the dieter bragging about their diet and trying to convince the non-dieter of their wisdom. Having said that I truely believe we should all eat healthy, but what, exactly is eating healthy. All the experts disagree and even the fad diets go in different directions. All of this only serves to show the mistake of an official or government mandated diet such as we are now attempting for K-12 schools. Shouldn't we wait until there is some agreement/consensus on this or is the problem so serious we must charge ahead blindly and do something. Sounds so much like our approach to global warming.
Why mess up a good burger with cheese [and all too frequently more like "cheese-like stuff"]?
A diet that you can stick to that helps you lose weight is a good one. My wife and I are both "on a diet" if by that you mean trying to eat sensibly for ourselves and keep our weight in a reasonable range, and about the only thing we share is salads. ;->=
Both of us have kept to our diets for well over a year, have lost weight, and neither of us seems to feel that it's hard to stick to our individual plans.
She, btw, eats the occasional cheeseburger, and I eat the occasional burger without cheese.