The Air Diet
Did you know that AIR is full of nutrients and is absolutely filling? Neither did we. It’s not. It’s a lie.
The air diet, or the virtual eating diet, is a French-inspired, and yes, celebrity-endorsed, plan in which–you guessed it–you eat nothing. Instead, you take a forkful of real, actual, eatable food, put it to your mouth but do NOT eat it. Don’t do it! Simply breath in its aroma and imagine it swishing around in your mouth. Then swallow.
Apparently your brain is not very smart, because you’re full now. Have a nice day!
You are allowed to drink soup — that is, water mixed with salt.
Which is how this diet works. Supposedly, by going through the motions, you are satisfied. We don’t need to convince you why this could be detrimental to your health. It could create a fear of food, bring your metabolism to a dead halt, and break your muscles down.
What’s the healthy alternative here? Eat. There’s so much good, delicious, healthy, nutritious food out there, just waiting for you to scarf it down and lose weight at the same time. Eat lots of plants and you’ll be fine. No matter who you are: food is good. Always.