10 Stages of Dieting

Diets. We’ve all been on them. Yes, it is much better to change your habits permanently, and every time I do that, it usually doesn’t stick, so it ends up becoming a diet. Just like stages of grief, there are stages of dieting. Recently the website Distractify had a humorous take on those stages. They defined them as:

  1. The “I Need A Change” Moment – Pants don’t fit?
  2. The Fun Search For A Diet – What is something that everyone says works that still allows me to eat what I want?
  3. The Young, Dumb Diet Shopping Sesh – Oh yeah. I’m all in and now I need to go buy all the healthy stuff I will eat from now until the end of time.
  4. The Foolishly Hopeful Moments Before Game Time – Vegetables are washed and cut. Meals are planned. Tomorrow is the big day.
  5. The Realization That This Isn’t As Delicious As Pizza – Raw cucumber for breakfast? Ok, yeah. Kinda filling. Not much flavor though.
  6. The Growing Irritation – HOW MUCH KALE DO I HAVE TO EAT??!?!!?!?
  7. The Moment When You Have A Snickers Because You’re Just Not Yourself – It is an emergency and I just it. Don’t question me!
  8. The Point When You Think You Deserve A Reward – Hey, I lost another pound. Let me reward my hard work with “bad” food. Like a 4 scoop sundae.
  9. The Stumble Down The Slippery Slope – Well…if I eat good for dinner, I can have a sugary dessert. Pizza is ok for lunch too then, right?
  10. The Whatever. – Yeah, I am eating that Big Mac and large fries. Do you have a problem with it??

See their take (and some funny associated pictures) here.

Easy, Crispy Pan Fried Potatoes

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These are probably a stage 8, 9 or 10 side dish, but they are oh-so good.

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I used both some red and white onion.

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Resting cut potatoes in water before frying removes some starch and makes them so much better. Be sure to dry them well before putting them in oil.

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Oh man, don’t they look good.

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Easy, Crispy Pan Fried Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 M | Cook Time: 15 M | Servings: 6 servings


6 – 8 large potatoes
1 large onion (optional)
1 clove garlic (optional)
1 pepper (green, red, jalapeno – you decide) optional
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1/4 cup Peanut Oil
2 tbs unsalted butter


1. Peel and slice (or cube) potatoes

2. Let soak for 5-10 minutes in salted ice water

3. Drain well and pat dry

4. Heat 1/4 cup peanut oil in a skillet on high heat until shimmering and almost smoking

5. Add potatoes and let fry for 2 minutes

6. Cover pan and reduce heat to medium Allow to steam for about 2 minutes

7. Remove cover and turn the heat back up to high

8. Dump the pan of potatoes into a colander over the sink to remove excess oil and moisture –return them to the pan

9. Fry, stirring occasionally, until done. Do not cover at this stage of frying because they will get soggy

10. Add the butter at the very end of cooking

11. Taste for seasoning and serve hot with plenty of cracked pepper

Nutritional Info: Carbs: Carbs: 60.4
Calories per serving: 319
Fat per serving: 6.5

Source: http://www.restlesschipotle.com/2011/09/easy-crispy-pan-fried-potates/

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Categories: Fried, kosher, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable4

Author:The Ranting Chef

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2 Comments on “10 Stages of Dieting”

  1. November 21, 2015 at 11:13 am #

    Lol… Yupppp


  2. November 21, 2015 at 11:41 pm #

    I’ve had part of a Hershey bar in my pocket book for a while. I was tempted today, but I didn’t take any. Ahhhhhhhhhhh! I have had my share!


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