Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day 28 How bad do you want it?

In my life not only have I dieted many times, I have also seen my friends try different diet and fail, I have seen many bogus diets advertised, and I am not sure why the public cannot figure out that these diets are all the same.
The diets that restrict your calories? I am sure you know what I am hinting at: Have a shake for breakfast and lunch, and then have a healthy supper. Have a bar for your first two meals and then have a healthy supper. Pay us money and we will ship frozen or canned food to you and you will eat it and lose weight. Have this cereal for two meals, and then have a healthy supper. Eat only this soup, eat only fruits, don’t eat any carbs, don’t eat any fat, eat a lot of calories this day, and then eat none the next.

Why are there so many of the same types of diets out there failing men and woman? Doesn’t the general public realize they are all the same? All these diets are doing is restricting your calorie intake, it doesn’t matter how they do it or what they feed you, if you eat less calories than you expend then you will lose weight, it is clear and simple math and any idiot can figure this out.

While I am all for monitoring how many calories you consume to a degree, restricting your caloric intake with crap food so you lose weight does not make you healthy. Just because you are skinny doesn’t mean you are healthy. Why on earth would anyone pay a company a lot of money to send them canned and frozen food when they could just take some time and learn how to eat properly?

One of my old bosses (who was obese) joined a company (nutri-something-can’t say as not to be sued) and she would eat a can of soup for lunch that was so small I bet I could hold the contents of that can in one palm.

I would die if I could only eat a handful of crap a few times a day. With all the information out there, why is it that people can’t educate themselves properly to eat properly on their own?  How long can you continue eating the same canned soup for?  That old boss?  She is still obese.

Lazy. Yep, they don’t want to take the time to learn, make their own food, and be responsible for their own actions.  Of course it is easier to grab junk or not worry about adding the mayo and extra cheese to your whole wheat chicken sandwich.

How bad do you want to lose weight? How bad do you want to be healthy? Bad enough to spend an extra 30 minutes in the morning packing your food for your day at work? Do you want it bad enough that you drag your tired butt to the gym in the freezing cold? Bad enough to get up early and run? Bad enough that you CHANGE?

I am so sick of hearing everyone’s excuses:

“But I don’t have time to go to the gym”
MAKE TIME or workout in your home

“I don’t have the money for work out machines”
There are TONNES of exercises you can do without weights or machines, just your body.

“I don’t have the time to make my meals everyday”
What about the 5 hours your sit on your ass in front of the TV?

“I have no will power”
Please! Then you don’t want it bad enough

“It takes sooooo long to lose weight”
Well then be fat forever and shut up. You have 60 years left in your life and you can’t take a few months to smarten up?

“But Mcdonalds is soooo tasty”
You are killing yourself and I am dumber for having listened to you.

Losing weight, getting in shape, being healthy is hard. If it wasn’t? Well then everyone would be healthy and fit and no one would wear control top panty hose. It is easier to say “screw it, I will deal with what I am”. And, hey, if you are happy with yourself, great! But if you aren’t? Well, make that change.

How bad do you want it?

1 comment:

  1. nicely said!

    I've had clients in the past that assumed getting a gym membership and hiring a trainer meant they would lose weigth....UM NO....but it is the first step. Get fit projects are never easy; most people underestimate the time and energy required to change their unhealthy habits.

    But I can tell you what IS easy, falling in love with your new body as a result of hard work.

    P.S. I love the 'then be fat forever and shut up'...LOL