The Has­sle of Di­et­ing

The Borneo Post - Good English - - News -

IT WAS just af­ter the year-end hol­i­days and Jill, real­is­ing that she had put on weight be­cause of all of the treats which she had eaten, de­cided to go on a diet. She was go­ing to give up choco­late and pas­tries and all the other sweet things which she loved. In­stead she was go­ing to try live on sal­ads although she could not re­ally work up much en­thu­si­asm for this idea.

Go­ing to restau­rants or to din­ner with friends, when she couldn’t eat what she would re­ally like to, would be the worst part of it. She knew that she would have to get out of some ar­range­ments which she had al­ready set up, or she was afraid that she sim­ply would not stick to her diet.

The trou­ble was that, if she can­celled so­cial en­gage­ment which in­volved eat­ing, she would sit at home and be in­clined to eat the very sweet things which she had vowed to do with­out. Jill de­cided that the best thing to do was to keep busy and be­gan to clear out the at­tic.

She had stored up a great many things there that she no longer needed. This was an ex­tremely good idea be­cause mak­ing de­ci­sions about all her old things meant that she was able to keep her mind off food for long pe­ri­ods of time. At the end of a few weeks she was de­lighted to dis­cover that she had lost quite a bit of weight.

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