I could relate to Ricky Gervais' eating problem (he and I are both 52) as he explained to Jon Stewart last night. Upon walking on the show, Gervais, wearing a black shirt, heard Stewart say, "You look like shit." Upon which Gervais said he's a fat man at heart and his attempts at running off his nightly binges of pizza and beer are killing him. "My shoulders and knees are shot," he said. "I wake up on the morning and say, 'Shit, I'm not dead yet. I have to workout.'"
Going off starch and sugar sounds good but it's easier said than done.