“Junk food is as addictive as cocaine.”
That’s a pretty provocative statement, and it comes straight from the press kit for Diet Rehab, a book by Dr. Mike Dow, the cohost of Freaky Eaters, which would probably impress me if I watched t.v. I don’t know yet whether I believe it or not, but I am getting ready to find out.
That’s my copy of the book, which I now disclose to you that I received for FREE in return for reviewing it. I have not read it yet. But I’m going to have a little fun with this. If it makes any sense at all, I am going to do what it says and share the results with you.
I know one thing I like already: that blurb at the top stating that “You’re addicted to bad food and it’s not your fault.” For someone who has spent most of a lifetime feeling guilty about every morsel consumed, that’s a refreshing message. More on that later.
So the plan is that I will read the book this week, then start following the “28 days of gradual detox” the following week. Once a week–let’s say on Mondays–I’ll share with you how it’s going. (This will definitely not involve any scales. A tape measure MAY be used. We shall see.) At the end of the four weeks I will pronounce judgment on the book. I’ll explain the theory and the procedure as we go. If anyone wants to join in, let me know and I will send you instructions!