The Crowded Nest Syndrome Diet - No Fat, No Carbs, No Food

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Young adults (27%) are returning to their parental nests across the country creating a crowded nest syndrome for baby boomers. CNS sufferers, though, have discovered a beneficial side effect to this invasionÂ?losing weight.

Trying to loose weight? Check this out. Young adults (27%) are returning to their parental nests across the country creating a crowded nest syndrome for baby boomers. CNS sufferers, though, have discovered a beneficial side effect to this invasion — losing weight.

Forget Atkins™ and Weight Watchers™, the Crowded Nest Syndrome diet requires no math, no counting, no problems. No matter how much you spend on food, it disappears faster than the national surplus. You can’t count what you can’t eat.

Returning from a $250 trip to the supermarket, Kathleen Shaputis, author of "The Crowded Nest Syndrome: Surviving the Return of Adult Children," self-appointed guru of the CNS afflicted said, “Before I can put my purse down, empty plastic bags float across the kitchen floor like tumbleweeds in the desert. The soundtrack from 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' echoes from my barren pantry.” And for her own meal? “I chew on the six-foot grocery receipt for fiber.”

Waiting in line for the microwave is another CNS diet benefit. Nibbling at whatever you’ve scrounged, such as frozen gravy leftover from holidays, will kill your taste buds. Just opening the microwave door may be enough to stop your hunger. A view of dramatic stalagmites of dried food created by comatose twenty-somethings is a great appetite suppressant.

While waiting in line for a turn in the bathroom, try jogging in place. It takes your mind off the wait and burns a few calories too. See? Another CNS diet benefit.

Why are so many young adults moving home? Weak economics for the most part. Credit card debt, exorbitant student loans, and decreasing numbers of well-paying jobs are squeezing this Generation Next back to their parents. Creature comforts at Mom's house such as cable TV, Internet access, and indoor laundry services is more appealing than living sparingly on their own to these returnees.

The CNS diet is an added benefit when your adult children return home. Or if you get Richard Simmons to visit your home, you’ll lose hundreds of pounds all at once as those young adults hightail it out to a place of their own.

"The Crowded Nest Syndrome" by Kathleen Shaputis

ISBN: 0-9726727-0-2 March 2004, 144 pages, Price: $13.95

Clutter Fairy Publishing; author@crowdednestsyndrome.com

Available at bookstores everywhere!

Her motto – Never give up! Never give out your ATM number!

Previous book by Kathleen Shaputis — Grandma Online: A Grandmother’s Guide to the Internet

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