Now that we are a few months into the new year and spring is just around the corner, the barrage of diets  in magazines, the internet, and ads are almost everywhere.  Obviously, the old advice to eat less and exercise more is not what people want to hear.  Everyone who is thinking of losing weight wants a quick fix.  So, naturally, the fads for diets is rampart.  Losing weight for anyone is not an easy task.  There is so much food readily available in most countries that it is almost impossible to be unable to resist eating too much.  Not to mention, commercials and ads especially on the TV showing a variety of foods and snacks.  They try to make it tantalizing so you will run out and purchase their products.  In the end, it destroys the will power that dieters are trying to keep.  The fads offer everything from cleanses, starvation, fasting, to the Atkins Diet Plan, no carbs at all, etc.  Many of these programs do work if a person has the willpower and strength to hold fast to the plan.  All too often, though, without realizing, people invite them to an event, or even just coffee and they end up  at a shop where there are delightful aromas and they are overpowering.  There are also a few programs that celebrities promote to lose weight where you purchase the food weekly.  Probably quite costly.  In western countries that have an abundance of food, surgical bypass of the stomach is a popular option.  It basically doesn’t allow a person to eat nearly as much as food.  There is also liposuction which if a person is grossly overweight has to occur in stages and then there is plastic surgery for the excess skin.  When you think about, the old adage eat right, exercise, get plenty of fresh air and avoid stress are probably the best ways to lose weight.  Fad diets will come and go but they never last and there are always complications.  Maybe the best part about fad diets is that whoever puts them together becomes rich.  Everyone worked very hard everyday in the Good Gus Series so diets were never given a thought.  The books are available exclusively on Kindle worldwide.  If you are dieting and having trouble focusing, take a break and read “Misplaced Trust.” It is available on Kindle, Nook, Apple and several popular e-book websites.