There are no magic pills or diets to fix your problem, but you keep looking for one. You’d rather save money – or expect the government to pay – for gastric bypass or banding surgery, than change your eating habits and go for a 30-minute walk each day. Why of course you would, because that approach still makes it somebody else’s fault for your chronic weight problems.
Shopping channels make a small fortune from people like you. People who are looking for a quick fix to a lifetime problem. Selling you the latest ab-crunching, back breaking, spinning, honking piece of junk to help you lose weight. It’ll wind up in a yard sale six months from now. You know it, and I know it.
There’s no magic secret or diet to losing weight. In fact, if you look at most of the people you know that followed that new super-secret diet plan, you’ll see what I mean. They lose a shitload of weight, and then put it all back on again + 20% when they stop following the diet.
There’s a really simple equation for losing weight:
Use more calorie than you consume + cut out processed foods and sugars + get more exercise = lose weight.
There are millions of starving children around the world who can show you what happens when you use more calories than you consume. They’re not on some special diet, or using some stupid ab roller – they’re simply not able to replace the calories in their diet, so their body burns off fat instead.
Now, there are lots of people talking about low GI (glycemic index) diets, and food combination diets, etc, etc. But every single person I know who follows a restrictive diet like that will either have to stick with it forever, or put all the weight they lost back on in a matter of months.
There’s no magic involved, and if somebody tells you there is then they’re either a compulsive liar, or they’re trying to sell you something.
Eat less junk and get more active. It’s that simple.
What I’m getting at here is that your excuses are meaningless. They’re a way of copping out of life. A justification for being a quitter.
So, now you’re left with two choices:
1. Keep doing what you’re doing and risk dropping dead in front of your family or friends, before you reach 60 years of age
2. Stop making excuses for being obese, ditch the body positive bullshit, and make positive changes in your life.
That’s it. That’s all you need to do.