Diet Tip Number 2: “Your Worst Enemy”

Hello. I’m Barb. Welcome to my post. I used to weigh 200 pounds. It took me years to figure out what I was doing wrong.

In my 1-minute diet video this week, I said, “Your worst enemy is ‘free food.’ ” Those are the diets that say,  “eat A, B, and C.” When you are done, you can have as much as you want of  D, E, and F. NO YOU CAN’T! WRONG! BAD IDEA! When the diet leader (usually a really skinny lady) talks about “free food,” she  adds, “Use some common sense.”

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to food and eating, I don’t have any common sense! That’s why I kept gaining weight. I love to eat!

Diets that allow “free food” often make people frustrated because they can’t seem to lose any weight. Free food might work for some people, but it doesn’t work for people like me who loves to eat.


For more diet tips, you can find my book, “Does This Diet Make My Butt Look Fat” on Amazon or at your favorite book store.

Thanks for stopping by. See you next week.

Does This Diet Make My Butt Look Fat?


Welcome to my blog. My humorous weight-loss book,“Does This Diet Make My Butt Look Fat” can be found on Amazon or your favorite book store.

Here’s your diet tip for the week.

If you’ve seen my 1-minute diet videos on YouTube, you know I used to weigh 200 pounds. There are thousands of diets on the market, and I think I’ve tried all of them. After many years, I’ve discovered there is one way guaranteed to help you shed those nasty pounds.


I know counting calories is annoying and boring, besides time-consuming, but here is a fact. If you eat more than you burn off, you will gain weight. If you eat less than you burn off, you will lose weight. It’s simple science.

Counting calories used to be complicated, but now, thanks to technology, it’s not nearly as complicated as it used to be. Here’s how.

First, figure out how many calories you need for your body. You can Google it. Most studies say ladies should never go under 1,200 calories. Guys never under 1,500. I only do 1,000 calories a-day, HOWEVER, I also have one cup of berries, one or two piece of fresh fruit, and unlimited green vegetables. That’s another two or three-hundred calories. Plenty for me, but I’m not a doctor (just a former fat lady). Ask your health-care professional before going on a diet.

Next, learn how to count calories.  You can look each food up on your phone or computer, or they have apps on your phone. I’m old school. I carry a little booklet in my purse. If the food comes in a box, can, or bottle, the calorie-count on the back of the package.

Finally, try it for a week and see. Not easy, but not that hard either.

For more great advice and lots of laughs, get my book  “Does This Diet Make My Butt Look Fat, Confessions of a Former Fat Lady” on Amazon or  if you want to contact me, my email address is

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.