I have no intention of making this post sound like a stupid book promotion, but fair warning - my content and information may be similar. I just don't have any hopes of making any profit off of it.
(except, of course, for the satisfaction of imagining I might be helping one of the people who accidentally stumble across my blog while searching for internet porn. One can dream......)
Let's discuss HEALTH, WEIGHT LOSS, and FITNESS.
If you really know me, you know I am a very healthy person in different aspects. If you ever see me eating or drinking a lot, its probably the only time that week I'm straying from my average daily diet of mostly protein shakes, salads, oatmeal and FiberOne or Kashi cereal.
But of course, in addition to how I eat, I also hit the gym on a regular basis.
You can usually find me there about 5-6 times a week either lifting weights, hitting the heavy bag, on the bike, etc.
I also do a lot of reading and research into exercises, supplements, training methods, nutrition, etc., so I think I'm pretty well-versed about the topics.
Imagine my dismay when I read this cover story from TIME magazine.
So not only do most overweight people not exercise already, but NOW they're going to think it's just a waste of time anyway!!
Awesome job, TIME magazine!!
Thanks for doing your part to help the obesity epidemic in America!
Now I'm not about to break-down this story and explain why it's shitty - Mens Health already did that for me.
However, I will skip all the BS and give you the information that matters, which is this:
Exercise is great for your heart and muscles and to help burn calories, but
DIET is MUCH MORE important to weight loss than exercise.
No wonder so many people stop going to the gym or give up on exercise altogether after a few months: there's an overwhelming feeling of failure when all that effort doesn't show in the mirror.
It's very naive to think that going to the gym everyday will give you the body you dream of. It's actually what you eat that will have a bigger impact on how much excess weight you're carrying around.
Make a change -- some kind of positive change -- to your diet.
A great place to start is by cutting out the extra sugars and simple carbs.
That means water instead of soda, juice or sweetened teas.
That also means no candy.
Skip the bagels, breads and wraps and try a croissant instead.
Add some more veggies or meat to your meal and drop the excess rice, pasta and bread.
It may not seem like much, but it's a start, and every goal worth reaching begins with a first step.