Topeka native Rob Stevens, a Chicago resident, will be in Lawrence today promoting his anti-diet book "The Overfed Head: What If Everything You Know about Weight Loss is Wrong?" (Thintuition Inc., $29.95).
Once overweight himself, Stevens realized diets were making him fatter and dumped them. He lost 140 pounds and has kept the weight off since 1999.
Naturally thin people, or as Stevens calls them, people who follow their "thintuition," don't know how many carbs, calories or fat grams are in anything. They simply eat whatever sounds good to them at the time, regardless of the food's content. By giving themselves exactly what they want, they don't ever obsess about food, they don't create cravings and as a result they don't overeat (which he claims is the only reason for weight gain).
Here's a look at Stevens' schedule while he's visiting the Lawrence area:
- 3 p.m. today, book signing at Border's, 700 N.H.
- 10 a.m. Monday, featured on 'The Walt Bodine Show," KCUR 89.3 FM
- 5 p.m. Monday, Dump the Diet Day, first 150 people who bring diet books to throw away receive Stevens' anti-diet book in exchange, Great Mall of the Great Plains, Olathe
- 7 p.m. Tuesday, book signing at Rainy Day Books, 2706 W. 53rd St., Fairway.