There are plenty of dieting options out there, some quite bizarre and dangerous ("The Tapeworm Diet," anyone?).
I've got a new one (at least I think it's new)...
The "Having A Dog Diet." (copyright pending)
Here's how it works - Get a dog and.... that's it! Easy, no?
Here's why it works...
Before I had a dog (or dogs), on evenings that I was home, I would pretty much eat all night. Seriously, I have trouble sitting still for 15 minutes without checking the kitchen for "What else do I have?"
Then, I got Stewie, and subsequently, Kilo (tangent - Holy crap, I cant believe how skinny Kilo was when we got him...making me rethink this blog post!) and River.
Of course every time I went to the kitchen to get something, they'd follow me in to get their fair share of the booty (I know, I'm a sucker). The good thing is that by sharing whatever I got, I was only eating 50 to 75% of the snack! Helloooo weight loss!!!
Not only that, but given that dogs can't eat chocolate, I am less likely to bring chocolate into the house as I hate seeing their sad faces when can't oblige them (see sucker comment above).
So, there ya have it!
Get a dog and lose weight!*
* Only works if you're a sucker