Wednesday, January 14, 2009

9 Cold, Hard Weight Loss Truths

This is a great article! 9 Cold, Hard Weight Loss Truths

I'll put the title facts down, but be sure to go read the whole thing!

1. You have to exercise more than you think.

2. A half-hour walk doesn’t equal a brownie.

3. You do have time to exercise. (Oh, this is my favorite! Gotta post the whole thing.)
If you have time to check email, watch a sitcom or two, surf the Internet, have drinks, coffee and dinner with friends, go clothes shopping, and on and on, then you have time to exercise. Yes, sometimes you have to sacrifice social, TV, or leisure time to fit it in. Yes, sometimes you have to prioritize your exercise time over other things. But your health and the feeling you get after working out is well worth it.

4. Eating more of something won’t help you lose weight.

5. Calories in = calories out?

6. Your body is working against you.

7. Our cultural environment is also working against you.

8. Maybe you don’t need to lose weight.

9. This is not a diet; this is your life. (This one is good, too.)
The diet industry would have us all think that we can lose weight fast, and that’s that. But most people who maintain their weight understand that eating and exercising are not temporary conditions, to be dumped once a pair of jeans fit. Instead, they are lifestyle choices, and ones to be made for the long haul.


Jennifer Brindley said...


I always suspected my body was working against me. Dangit!!!!

~Jenn (Ex Hot Girl)

Anonymous said...

Just what I needed to read to help get me motivated. Been dragging on the exercise & I KNOW I need to get it in. Gonna do better! Thanks for posting this!

Anonymous said...

I had a hard time with all of these, with the exception of #8. Especially painful were #6, 7, and 9. In the absence of working really hard not to, I will gain weight. I can't eat like people who are naturally thin, can't live like them, have to exercise a whole lot more. The worse was realizing that there is no end in sight. I have mostly accepted this, still bummed at times.

Hanlie said...

I've never subscribed to the calories in/calories out way of thinking. What we eat affects our hormonal system, which manages all the functions in the body, even metabolism, hunger, weight storage, etc.

Great article! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Buffedstuff said...

Hey, I agree are cultural is totally against health. Talk about mixed messages. It is indeed a battle to get in shape and then stay there. great article.

new*me said...

i appreciated the last isn't a diet.........this is my life now :) but it's not too bad :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this, and for stopping by my blog. :)

Anonymous said...

What a great post. It's harsh in a way, but SO true and just want we NEED to hear. Thanks! :)

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A little bit of reality is an awesome thing. All of those are good things to be reminded of time and again.

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