The Econ Student is undergoing a deflationary policy. I'm cutting back the number of calories going into my body and using meal replacements. I have also notice an interesting parallel between dieting and economics. When I have told people I am going to do meal replacements, I have heard, "Oh no, they aren't good for your health ect....."
Of course this is the same mistake people make in economics, they compare policies with a theoretical perfect policy, rather than comparing a proposed policy against what currently exists. Of course replacing meals with diet shakes is not as good as a life full of healthy food, moderate intake of calories and exercise. Of course this is the long term goal, but in the meantime replacing meals with shakes is a better 'policy' than stuffing myself silly with calories.
I will spare you all the before and after pictures, but if I suddenly stop blogging it's because I've dropped dead from starvation. I just hope the Nobel committee bends that rule about not issuing awards posthumously.