The Hassle of Dieting
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.