If you have to announce you’re a lady…

If you have to announce (insert thing you are trying to impress upon someone) then you probably aren’t. I was reminded of this saying today when I was asked about a combination self-help/cookbook. I have not and did not read the book but “not a fad diet” was splashed across the cover. Trying too hard? One reviewer stated that this was done because it is recommended the program be adopted for life. How paleo-esque. Here’s the thing… If you are restricting food/food groups/times you can eat/advocating extreme exercise/etc — YOU ARE A FAD DIET! Simple. As. That.