calories aren't metabolized and turn into
do we eat
If obesity in
America and around the world is rising,
then obviously people
are struggling with a
way to consistently eat fewer
low-fat, low-calories, portion
control, diet centers, extra
exercise, or a
combination of any of the above are
just MEANS to the END,
which is to
REDUCE TOTAL CALORIES YOU TAKE IN.
Did we really
need a major study to tell us this?
I hate to sound
like a broken record, but that's
exactly the problem my
husband and I solved. We knew we needed to take in fewer
struggled with a way to do it that wasn't
The dirty secret
no one in the weight-loss industry
wants to talk about is
the fact that a temporary strategy for losing weight is just
If you need to
lose weight, then you need to have a
LIFETIME strategy for
eating fewer calories.
strategy will be a bit different,
obviously, but before you do
anything, you need to accept the fact that whatever you do will
be done every day for the rest of
your life. Otherwise, you'll
back any weight you lose.
impossible? It's not. Chris and I
did it back in 2006 and we are still
at our natural weight. We haven't gained any weight
back, we continue
to eat well, and we usually eat what we want. We've learned a
and now, we're passing that strategy down to our kids, so they won't
deal with weight issues like we did.
You can develop
your own strategy. You can use
ours. Just keep in mind
that whatever you do, it can't be temporary. It has
to work for you, every
I got some
interesting e-mails from readers regarding
newsletter about portion sizes. Here's what Billie H. had
weighed in this morning, down eleven
pounds. Yes, all of the stress is
still going on but (weight) is edging downward.
to get dressed to go out, ends in
staying home. Last Thursday nite I had a meeting, I wore
the first outfit
that I tried on, put my jacket and was so surprised in how loosely
it fit. What a good
feeling. I even received compliments about how nice I looked.
advice to stay off of the scales for one
month did help a lot. That way you don't see the yo-yoing effect.
next time, this is so much better than
Billie! I always love hearing RPDD
success stories. Keep 'em coming!