Let me tell you a little bit about my lunch with the phenomenal doctor (internist)/nutritionist/believer in meditation/well-being enthusiast and all around positive person.
No, he is not Dr. Dukan whom I think I probably never should have cited as someone who could change our lives and make us slim forever. The more articles I read about him, my personal experience and that of my friends — with the exception of one man — prove his method may work for a quick, minimal weight loss after a short term splurge, but it is definitely not practicable for most human beings who have serious weight issues, especially yo-yo dieters.
Yesterday we talked about positive images, discipline and decisions which are all part of weight loss. He recounted fascinating anecdotes from his patients. One, a model who came to him to lose “a couple of kilos” in her words. When he saw her he explained the only thing he could do for her, and she could do for herself, was to allow him to check her into a hospital for anorexia.
She told him that wasn’t possible because she had runway shows, but that she would make an appointment after the collections. She admitted she ate almost nothing. When she finally returned she had lost more weight and was wobbling on that fine, fine tightrope between life and death. She told the doctor that one of the world’s most famous designers promised her that if she lost “just a little bit of weight” she would be featured in a film produced by that person. (You will note I’m avoiding pronouns intentionally.)
End of the story. He does not know where she is today.
We also talked about “perceptions” — what is healthy, what is slender, what makes a woman happy, what pressures and stresses she must learn to control and much, much more. Fascinating.
Stocking Up for Summer
Last week I made my semi-annual visit to Uniqlo to buy what I consider the most extraordinary T-shirts in all the world. They’re paper thin, but not flimsy, long and sleek. They come in every imaginable neckline: round, ballet, scoop, V, turtle, mock turtle. . .
Me being me, I bought navy, black, white and gray. I never buy colored t-shirts.
|Let’s say you’re allergic to plastic OR you hate that sticky feeling under the plastic strap in summer, have you ever thought of wood?|
Why not? As far as I know, correct me if I’m wrong, the notion of watches made of wood is a new idea.
WeWood Date, is an Italian brand of sleek, flexible montres made exclusively from the “wasted” bits of wood remaining after more important projects. Not only does one have the choice of several colors, but also the knowledge of the type of tree from whence it came.
The concept is simple: With the sale of every watch, a tree is planted. Recently the company joined forces with American Forest, an association that crusades against deforestation.