It’s another bad Shine article! This isn’t terrible, and the pretext is fine. I’m recognizing these days that a lot of life is winning the mental game, and several of the suggestions here are about that. Some are just nasty. My thoughts, by tip:
1. Drinking 3 quarts of water, with or without lemon, will probably prevent you from consuming calorie-laden drinks, so this might work. But that bit about lemon detoxifying the liver? And increasing metabolism by 33%? Gibberish.
2. Eating less of what I already eat will help me lose weight. Good point. Even some suggestions for how to do so. Boring, but solid advice. If only you could make a whole series of books on this. There’s not much money in promoting this idea, though.
3. Buy foods that are actually healthy, not just ones that say they are. Right-o.
4. I have taken to eating huge salads for lunch many days, which is pretty good. I do find that it’s actually hard for me to get enough calories with a salad, though. I guess I can throw some more cheese and leftover meat on and make it still a good plan.
5. I have had the terrible habit of eating a tiny breakfast, skipping lunch, and then giving up and eating junk when I’m ravenous by late afternoon. Planning snacks would be good for me.
6. The article should have just stopped with five tips. This whole juice thing somewhat contradicts later points, and is pretty much one super-fit person saying that drinking a lot of vegetable juice was good for her. One person. Not even what it did for her clients.
7. Eating a few nuts is generally considered a healthy thing. The whole listing of individual nutrients in foods has to stop, though!
8. Key issue here: “…add a tablespoon to each protein shake you drink throughout the day.” Who drinks multiple protein shakes in a day? Someone with very different nutritional needs than me.
9. Yes, protein in every meal is good. Do many people really NOT include that already?
10. Mental game thing that applies to parties. I guess I don’t go to enough cocktail parties for this to really apply to me.
11. Isn’t this the same tip as #2?
12. Trying to throw 2 ideas into one result. (a) Some yogurt has a lot of additives (b) Greek yogurt has more protein (therefore) Eat Greek yogurt. Is this a logical fallacy or just extraneous information?
13. This is just ridiculous. On many levels. Again with the individual nutrients rather than overall nutritional profile.
14. Too bad you can’t make money giving good advice like this.
15. Fine. I’ll try that.
I think one issue here is that the concept of “experts” in this article is more “famous, skinny, healthy people” than “people who have really studied what helps people lose weight and stay healthy.”
Again, I think I’ve just spent as much time critiquing this article as the author spent writing it.