After finishing my applications for VistaCorps, I have been working hard on my classes(well kinda) and I have been with my friends more and more.
My job on campus has been winding down and it's the employee of the year banquet coming up. While getting our employee their little job well done gift, I was at Barnes and Nobles killing time. I was just wandering around trying to find some things to get my friends, when I came across the Exercise/Diet/Health section. There were at least 3 full bookshelves that were just for Diet alone, one for Health, and then another two for just Exercise books. As I traversed through the aisles, I was just astounded by all the books. I am not the healthiest eater, the most fit athlete, or even an athlete but it just astounds me by the vast amount of books out on this subject. I thought that maybe one of these would be able to help me get into a routine, but why are there so many? I then started trying to find books that would be geared towards college students, since let's face it, we tend to eat the worst out of any age demographic. But there really isn't any book besides one I saw. I realized though that a book isn't always going to help every person, but the extent of this is gross.
The fact that there were so many different books amazes me by the sheer fact that the variety doesn't really change, except if you are choosing a specific diet. Each book basically says the same thing..."Work out daily, eat less, and make healthy choices for food." How do they really think consumers will be able to choose with all of those different books? And most of the time, the reader isn't able to keep themselves disciplined enough to stick to the diet plan.
It just makes me angry because if these diets even worked, then why would there need to be another book on dieting?! HMMMM?!