The Crazy-As-Charlie Sheen Diet

Is Your Diet “Sheened?” or “Sheen-ing?” Does it Cut Calories with Crazy #$@!?

I’m on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen…If people could just read behind the hieroglyphic… There’s a new sheriff in town and he has an army of assassins…Let’s talk about something exciting: Me….I’m an F-18 bro…. There’s my life. Park your nonsense…Deal with it…Oh, wait, can’t process it? LOSERS….My success rate is 100 percent. Do the math…She was attacking me with a small fork…Duh, WINNING.

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Charlie’s a chef. His hands are apparently rated by Zagat. Well, that’s according to the “Winning Recipes” cooking show demo airing on TMZ. On it, he chain-smokes his way to attempting to whip up a salad (well, tomato) and steak (Tiger blood needs meat.) We’ll have to wait and see if Charlie’s Winning Recipes makes it on-air anytime soon. I do like that Charlie concludes the episode with a bite into a (very crunchy) tomato. That’s good nutrition!

Whenever we have a chance to point out the craziness of Hollywood’s favorite fad diets, we do. So…when Mark Izhak, a personal training and dietitian-in-training in New York City shared his recent blog post, Is Your Diet as Crazy as Charlie Sheen? with us, I couldn’t help but share it and put our own twist on it.

If the use of the new urban term “to sheen,” “sheen-ing,” or “sheened” is used wrong anywhere in this post, I apologize. Sheening is not my area of expertise.

4 Telltale Signs That Your Diet is Full of Crazy Not Calories

1. It’s All Brash Bravado!

“Bring it!, “Winning!” and “Tiger Blood” are a few popular Sheenisms. Brash-talk is the same as the inflated weight loss claims companies use to promote their products. Beyond those bold headlines and photoshopped before and after pics, you’ll see the fine print…It usually goes something like this…Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition.

2. There’s Only One Way: My Way!

Sheen thinks he’s right and everyone else is wrong. Fad diets are like this too. They’re always the super-ultimate diet that nothing measures up to. Truth is, different methods work for some and not for others. In fact, research shows that people do best when they take elements of different types of diets and find bits and pieces of what works from one to create their own approach to healthy eating.

3. You’re “Good” or “Bad” (Real Bad…Like Wind Up in Jail Bad)

Fad diets tend to be so restrictive that they force us into having “good” or “cheat/bad” days because they’re not sustainable. Any diet that requires you to eliminate entire food group(s) may work short-term but the weight loss won’t last. Make small adjustments to your eating and never give up when you slip up. We know that small steps add up to big results.

4. All Warlocks Wind Up Alone

You can’t go it alone when dieting.  Your partner, friends and family will all play a part in your weight-loss success. If you’re “sheening” you won’t have anyone who wants to be around you! Find an approach to eating right that your family, friends and colleagues embrace.  They might start seeing things your way too.

The Anti-Sheen Approach to Losing Weight

To really succeed with your diet, follow advice from dietitians. We may be a bit more, um, boring, compared to the Sheen approach, but in the long run, you’ll be happier and healthier for it.





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