I dieted last couple of weeks. I worked on two conference papers with other researchers. Writing well is hard, especially writing a research paper. Academic writing gets wordy and boring quickly. Then I found this website: the writer’s diet.
The test on this website amazed me. You can test how flabby your prose is. Nothing is easier to use abstract nouns and waste words. The writers diet helped us to avoid heart attacks and reduce the ‘flabbiness’.