We're all the same,
We're all different.
I've read many books and articles
by people who were fat and are now thin.
Now they want to tell us that
they have the ANSWER
...they know the SECRET.
Their stories are very much the same....
They were fat.
Their bodies were uncomfortable,
which limited their activities
They hated themselves.
Other people hated them.
They began eating (and/or exercising) differently.
They lost weight.
Their lives improved,
their bodies were more comfortable
and they could engage in more activities.
They liked themselves,
Other people liked them.
What is different about each story
is the ANSWER and the SECRET.
Each of them found a "Diet"
which is a simple term
to define a specific way of eating
(with or without a specific plan of exercise).
They were able to incorporate that "Diet" into their lifestyle,
and as a result they lost weight.
Whether or not they maintained is another issue
because the books or articles are usually written
soon after the initial weight-loss
and there's not a lot of opportunity for follow-up.
I suspect that's a lot like the TV show,
The Biggest Loser,
those who maintain stay more visible,
while the majority of those who don't maintain sink from public view.
What is this ANSWER?
What is this SECRET?
According to these published authors...
incorporating or eliminating specific foods, like:
Lots of protein and few carbs (plant based foods)
primarily plant based foods, and little protein
or lots of meat, fish and chicken
only "real" food
mostly pre-packaged processed diet meals
only low-fat foods, either "balanced" or "low-carb"
primarily high-fat fods, but low carb
diet shakes or diet cookies or diet snack bars ... except for dinner
eating only what your body tells you to eat
etc. etc. etc.
eating more or less frequently, like
5 or 6 small meals each day
or 3 meals no snacks each day
or eating only when hungry
or fasting until dinner on alternate days
or fasting except for a 5 hour period every day
or skipping breakfast...or .....eating breakfast
or eating sparingly one day, and normally on alternate days
or snacking all day while skipping all meals
or etc. etc. etc.
control of the amounts of food eaten, like
tracking calories eaten
or using various methods to naturally limit calories
or weighing and measuring all food
or using food exchange lists
or limiting serving sizes – like to 1 plate only
or listening to your body
or etc. etc. etc.
So….my conclusion is…..
We are all the same
We are all different.
Everything works for somebody.
Each of us just needs to do whatever works for us individually.
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