I have put on a little podge over Christmas, and the belt is feeling a little tighter than usual. Time to consider a new diet. My daughter suggested the "Total Wellbeing Diet". It is a high protein, low GI eating plan scientifically formulated by Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO. No need to be sceptical about the science with this diet, apparently it works.
Now, I have been here before. About ten years ago, I looked like Pete Griffin on Family Guy. It was not a flattering look, so I stepped up my exercise, watched out for what I ate, and lost about 15 kilograms. It made a big difference, and I had to buy a whole new wardrobe.
I have become a little lazy with my diet in recent months, sneaking in a packet of potato chips on the way home from work, or a blueberry and pistachio muffin with a morning coffee. My diet wasn't bad, but a few bad habits had crept in. Not anymore, it is now smoothies and low-fat yoghurt from here on. If I lose about 10 kilograms, that should be enough to feel the belt's loosening.
In twelve weeks from now, I should be Pete Griffin no more.