Driving to work this morning, I heard an interview on the radio with a guy who wrote a book on the best diets and worst diets. He spent three years trying different diets and exercise programs. He was 5'11" and I guess still is, but he weighed 178 pounds. Over the three years, he eventually lost 20 pounds and is now about 156 lbs. He described himself as skinny fat; his description of himself was that he looked like a snake that ate a rat. What a vivid description. Anyway, what didn't work and was the worst diet was a calorie elimination diet where you don't eat anything. He went to a party with other such dieters and had a single blueberry as an hors d'oeuvre. What did work was chewing your food to a greater extent, wearing a pedometer every day and recording what you eat throughout each day. He said those "secrets" really did work. My latest approach to a healthier lifestyle is significantly reducing sugar and processed foods in my diet. I will keep you posted.