“It’s neck-and-neck whether Charles keels over or loses the weight first,”
“Traditionally, women are supposed to be the weight obsessives, but when it comes to sheer, fanatical, single-minded self-reduction, the boys win almost every time.”
MILLIONAIRE OGGIE CHARLES SAATCHI, 65, LOST OVER 80 POUNDS ON A NINE EGG DIET…EXTREME YES, BUT TO GET THE WEIGHT DOWN IN ANY MANNER, MIGHT BE THE BEST WAY TO GO…HE NEEDS TO THEN STABILIZE WITH A COMMON SENSE, 2,000 CALORIE PER DAY DIET THAT IS NUTRITIOUS AND REGIMENTED…HIS BEAUTIFUL WIFE NIGELLA LAWSON, 48, AN ENGLISH FOOD WRITER AND JOURNALIST, WILL NO DOUBT APPRECIATE HIS EFFORTS AND HOPEFULLY WILL SERVE UP MULTIPLE SMALL MEALS THROUGHOUT THE DAY…READ ENTERTAINING EXCERPTS BELOW….
“…like Charles Saatchi, the millionaire ad-man and art collector, whose wife, Nigella Lawson, has revealed that her husband’s recent massive weight loss is down to a strict diet of nine eggs a day.
…three for breakfast, three for dinner, three for supper and nothing else for nine months and lost a whopping four stone.
It’s crazy, but I applaud the man’s willpower. How difficult must it be to lose serious amounts of weight when you’ve got Britain’s most famous domestic goddess slinking around the house, licking whipped cream off her fingers and purring about the joys of tiramisu?
Nevertheless, he did it and his new, somewhat gaunt look (scarily like Nigella’s dad, Nigel, who lost several stone on a similarly draconian eating regime a few years ago) is testament to his alpha-male ability to create a new reality for himself, however much that new reality might smell of sulphur and make his wife describe him as “grumpy and crotchety”.
Saatchi’s doctor despaired at such unhealthy eating habits, saying: “It’s neck-and-neck whether Charles keels over or loses the weight first,” but somehow Saatchi survived the bizarre nine-eggs-a-day diet and now, with the date of a kilt-wearing wedding approaching, I can tell my husband is thinking about trying it too.
Men and women tend to diet very differently. Unless we’re Hollywood stars and need to lose a stone in ten minutes or we’ll never work again, women generally choose boring, eat-less, exercise-more options, which involve meeting other women, drinking Diet Coke and moaning about how difficult it all is.
We compare diets endlessly; we weigh up calories; use points systems; stretch our legs behind our heads, or feel the burn. We worry about whether we’re absorbing enough chromium and painstakingly juggle menus to make sure we’re getting our five a day.
Traditionally, women are supposed to be the weight obsessives, but when it comes to sheer, fanatical, single-minded self-reduction, the boys win almost every time.
All dieters want the quickest fix possible, but men seem to want it even quicker than women, so they’re much happier than we are to risk their long-term health in the quest to achieve a thinner tomorrow, today.
I’ve noticed male dieters are particularly seduced by the stringent, all-or-nothing approach. I know women who’ve tried things like the cabbage soup diet, the maple syrup diet, or nothing-but-cucumber, but these methods are usually employed as short-burst slimming strategies within a wider game plan.”