Dieting shouldn't be so serious and humorless! Being obsessed with losing weight is a sure prescription for disaster. This fresh perspective of the process of slimming down from artist and dieting realist Samara Q. Klein allows you to have fun while maintaining resolve. No matter what diet plan you follow, at some point you will find yourself at that dangerous place where you are being tested: No bread for another eleven days? How many points are eight pieces of sushi? That's where Samara's sassy humor provides just the right bon mot: "Today is the first day of the rest of your hips." From observations about popular diets ("It's a bit confusing but true: to have a French woman's body, you must not eat French toast, French bread, or French fries") to religious observations ("The Eleventh Commandment: Thou shall not weigh more than thy refrigerator"), Samara is the diet coach you've been waiting for. Understanding how your body works, especially knowing which foods fill you up and give you energy, and remembering that each person's body is unique is key to losing weight. Samara will teach you how to find the foods that are best for your body and how to incorporate foods into your diet that will help you feel more energized. She also believes that laughter can help you lose weight. Purposeful laughter is becoming more popular. Laughter therapy, a hybrid area of psychology, is making its way into hospitals, and a new workout movement called Laughtercising has emerged. With the fresh and sassy humor in this guide to dieting realism, you can have fun while keeping your resolve. Dieting should not be so serious and devoid of humor! Obsessing over losing weight is a surefire recipe for disaster. So start laughing and start losing weight.