Birmingham’s Book Tour Weight Watching

Author John Birmingham enjoys book tours with the exception of buffets and their bad health implications, according to his latest post on his deliciously named Gothic Cheeseburger blog.

“Book tours are what I have instead of holidays… and it’s nowhere near as draining as an average day on planet parenthood,” Birmingham writes. But like any business traveller, Birmingham wonders how travel will interrupt his health kick. “Those buffets would be the death of me, if I let them.”

So he’s gone to the blogosphere for tips on trim travelling. JB’s own tip is to eschew the buffets and go a la carte: “It’s much easier to keep a lid on things when you’re paying for each item and not confronted by an all you can eat cornucopia of endless sausages and a quivering Bacon Mountain.”