Painfully Simple

Losing weight is a simple 2 step process.

No. 1 – Estimate your current caloric intake and reduce it. Or, put more simply,

Eat less.

No. 2 – Estimate the current number of calories you’re burning today through physical activity.

Increase your physical activity.

At this point, the reader might conclude that the writer, BobZ, is being facetious. However, taken literally, steps 1 and 2 are the essence of every one of the weight loss plans being sold today.

According to the weight “management” business will grow to $423,000,000,000 (that’s billion) by 2027. I would be happy to “coach” anyone determined to end their obesity for one millionth of that.

This article is a search for the rationale behind paying anyone for what is stone cold obvious.

Losing 150 lbs. isn’t easy. But, since 1995, I’ve done just that.

What that really means is I’ve lost 50 lbs. and regained 50 lbs. 3 separate times. 😉

Seriously, though, in all 3 cases, my only expense was a gym membership. The exercise part of your weight loss must happen every day. Lacking the necessary discipline to exercise intensely at home, I opted for the gym.

Now that we’ve established how simple weight loss is, let me explain the pain.

Here’s the “Pain”.,higher%20likelihood%20of%20being%20thin.

Use the link above for the excruciating details explaining how the same gene which keeps some of us thin also works to keep some of us obese. I’ll spare you the detail on what those 300 variations are.

“To conclude, the MC4R gene has been identified as a key indicator of how our appetites function. With over 300 mutations, its improper functioning may lead to a feeling of constant hunger leading to obesity, as well as constant satiation leading to a higher likelihood of being thin.”

All of us who are programmed on the gluttonous side of MC4R must accept the fact that in the psychological sense, the dieting and exercise will always be contrary to our physical make-up.

I’m 77 years old. This may be my last rodeo on the physical fitness tour. I’m optimistic, but I’ll cheat on the forbidden foods once in a while.

Rocky Road , anyone?


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