I'll admit it: I do whatever my Better Homes & Gardens magazine tells me to do.
That's why I was so thrilled to find out that BH&G has its own "Reducing Plan". Published in 1968, the BH&G Eat and Stay Slim system was based on food exchanges to make calorie counting simple and fun.
Here is the basic plan in a nutshell:
Hmmmm. Can it really be that easy???
And the meal plans don't look too bad either!
I suddenly wish I had the last 6 months of my life back!
OK--I will admit there are a few gag-inducing recipes like this one from the Salad and Vegetables chapter. It's an Iceberg Ring. With Tuna Salad in the middle. Look closely and you'll notice that the lettuce has been suspended in a gelatinized mold. Come on. That's just wrong.
How did I come across this fantastic diet plan, you ask? One of the sweetest ladies in all of blogland was nice enough to send it to me! Just imagine my delight when I went to the mailbox today and found a package from my dear friend from the North--- Miss Vonlipi!
Please be sure to check out Vonlipi's Favorites - it's one my favorite blogs and she's a gem! Her posts are sure to make you smile!
Thank you Vonlipi! You have just made my Retro Dieting World a little more interesting...