It took me a very long time to realize that diets are just a temporary solution. In my many diet adventures I came across the cabbage soup diet. It was nothing exciting until day four. The day you ate only bananas, milk and yogurt. I looked forward to this day when you could eat as many as eight bananas. Later that day as I doubled over in pain my father asked what was wrong. I told him that I had followed the diet to the letter. ‘ You ate all eight bananas?’ he asked in an amused tone.