Reading Kenlie's most recent post concerning the Medifast question brought something to mind that I have been mulling over. The person who asked Kenlie the question about Medifast made the statement that she was considering walking away and doing it herself.
I was talking to another person about a month ago in her home about how I have been losing my weight - low-carb, exercise, water. She has tried many things and bought books and joined this and that and ordered this and that - you know the drill. I just said to her, "You already know what to do." She had this look on her face that said to me, "I know I do."
Are the most successful among us the ones who independently educated themselves, made decisions based on past experience and watching others, and then made their own plan and then worked the plan? I read of so many people who have to know what they need to do but persist in searching for that book, that plan, that piece of equipment - something that will tell them what to do so they don't have to think or do it themselves. Do they really want to lose weight and be healthy or is this a way to get attention for their plight? I truly feel sorry for those who struggle because I have struggled. I truly feel sorry for those who binge because I used to binge. There has to come a time when we personally reach the point where we say "ENOUGH". Some of us get there sooner than others. The lifestyle change that is absolutely necessary in my opinion doesn't need to start with another diet plan. The first three letters of diet are DIE. They don't work; we already know that don't we? Rather, why not commit to eating only lean meats, fruits, and vegetables. I personally feel we need a few carbs to keep from getting tired and there are carbs that can supply those needs without a blood sugar spike. Make your own rules, exercise 3 - 5 times a week, and drink at least 8 glasses of water a day (more is better but at least get in 8). I wonder how many times this information has been blogged about? I wonder how many people still don't do it.
How can anybody not know how to lose weight or find good information or at least find the successful people and get advice? People who are smart enough to operate a computer and get on the internet and create a blog already know what to do.
Warning: there is a little profanity here.
End of sermon.