Have you ever seen a skinny person keep a food journal?
How many of them are meticulously counting calories, fat and all the rest?
I can eat what I want, whenever I want, in whatever quantities I want.
I do make lots better decisions than I used to, and my life is no longer defined by uncontrollable food cravings or binges.
It seemed clear I just didn’t have the willpower that skinny folk have. A recent report on obesity that followed over 150,000 people concluded that if you are overweight, you are likely to remain that way regardless of the actions you take to get healthy.
Of the morbidly obese patients in the study, meaning those in excess of 100 pounds or more — just one of every 1,290 men, and one of every 677 women returned to normal weight.
By 2008, obesity had grown to more than 34% of the population, with 6% now morbidly obese.
The truth is for the vast majority of us, there is no transformation; — as the study above shows, there is no light at the end of the dieting tunnel! Bottom line, if you’re looking for the best way to become morbidly obese for the rest of your natural born life, go on a diet! Count your calories, fat and sugar, and keep daily records of your food intake.
Since my high of 297 pounds in October 2013, I’ve lost over 100 pounds, and my belt size has gone from 48 to 36.
I no longer have diabetes, and am proud to be one of less than 2% of those who have been able to quit taking Metformin after starting it.
This is a story about how I learned to get healthy gradually, without guilt, and without unrealistic goals that everyone seems to think are necessary to lose weight.
Hopefully you will find ways to apply the approach I have taken into your own journey.
Even more incredible, I’ve accomplished all this while sustaining a broken foot in July 2014 that did not heal well enough to remove my cast until April 2015!