People diet for a lot of reasons. Some want to lose weight and others just want to be healthier. Many of the big fads seem to be more of a social thing, something people do with friends when there isn’t anything good on teevee.
It’s hard to call yourself a real blogger if you don’t write about a diet at some point, so it’s high time for the Barataria approach to better living. It’s called the “Idiot’s Diet”, and it’s very simple – never eat anything you don’t understand.
This can cause a lot of trouble if you know something about food already, since a little knowledge is often a dangerous thing. But with time the harmony of mind and body will set you free with a developing sense of smugness that makes a good stand-in for health in a pinch.