The Money Diet: One week down and so far, so good


So I've been on "The Money Diet" for one week now, and it seems to be working. According to my scale, I've lost 11 pounds.

Now, don't be too impressed. I'm not. I 'm confident that whatever I've lost was mostly water and holiday fat that hadn't quite solidified into more or less permanent fat. If you've ever tried to lose weight before, you know that it's often pretty easy to lose a quick 10 pounds or so, and then things go a lot slower.

But the premise is this: Last week, I declared my intentions to try to lose weight this year and get in better shape. (Well, that's the problem, really. I'm in shape all right. I just have too much shape.) So I figured, since nothing else has motivated me to lose weight, I'd take a look at how a diet might help my bank account. As in, if I'm eating less, I'm hopefully saving more.