Saturday, March 28, 2009
The Secret to Losing Weight Revealed
Now and then, Steve Barnes cranks up a discussion on his blog on fitness.
It always amazes me how many people come out of the woodwork armed with tons of rationalizations as to why being way overweight is okay, and how it's not their fault anyhow.
Okay, so here's the deal: I'm going to save you all that money on the latest, hottest diet book. If you want to lose weight, slim down, so you are happy to see a picture of yourself in a bathing suit, here are the four methods that don't require amputation:
1. Eat less.
2. Exercise more.
3. Do both 1. & 2.
That's it, period. All the stuff about hormones excuses three out of a hundred, and only partially so. The good calories versus bad ones theory doesn't excuse anybody -- it's a simple equation. Eat more than you burn, you gain. Eat less, you lose. It's basic chemistry and physics, folks, not magic.
It's not easy, it takes discipline, but those are the secrets to doing it.