Monday, 14 April 2008
Baked bean diet wins weight loss competition
Found this great storry the other day about a man that lost 10 stone in 9 months by eating nothing but baked beans - a true rival to the atkins diet! What a competition.
Neil King, a mechanic from Essex, claims that the diet, which has seen him munch through 1,500 cans of beans, caused his weight to fall from 30 stone to just under 20 stone, reports the Daily Mirror.
The 40-year-old was given the incentive to lose weight when doctors warned him that his old diet would put him at risk of bowel cancer, which killed his mother.
Mr Kings used to consume a pack of biscuits for breakfast, two chocolate bars as a snack, a full English breakfast at lunch, a couple of packets of crisps and a roast dinner every day.
To finish, he would then sip up to eight pints of lager and pick up a kebab for supper.
Speaking to the paper about the new diet, Mr King said: "Some people think I'm mad but I love the taste and the weight has been dropping off."
Earlier this week, a Canterbury man announced he would spend the next year eating nothing but food he has foraged - including wild mushrooms, berries and roadkill, according to the Daily Mail.
I'm not a massive fan of all these crazy diets - all things in moderation I say - 3 meals a day, 3 gym sessions in a week - sees me through. Each to their own I suppose! What works for one doesnt work for all I guess.