Next time you are in a public place.
Take 30 seconds to look around you.
How many fat people do you see?
Chances are, you’ll notice a fair few.
On the High Street, in the supermarket, at the restaurant, in the Doctor’s surgery, in the local school playground, at the gym….
If you are one of the many many thousands carrying surplus body fat – boy (or girl) look around – you’ll see you’re not alone!!! Fat is big business. It’s EVERYWHERE… and it’s growing…
An estimated 36% of males and 28% of females in the UK will be obese by 2015, and the World Health Organisation predicts that some 700 million people worldwide will be obese by 2015.
Do you not think that these are totally scary figures? I can tell you they freak us out a little (actually quite a lot).
We all know we have a super serious fat problem going on here, and yet it seems that the multitudinous diets supposed to target and help fat people are failing, because we are continuing to grow bigger.
What the hell should everyone do?
Whether you are fat or not, there really is only one answer.
Dump the diets and get your lardy lazy ass off the couch. There. I’ve said it.
Not exactly rocket science is it?
You get fat by eating too much and exercising too little. You get slim by eating the right foods in abundance and exercising often. It’s the only way. The proper way. The way to achieve long-term health and a slimmer, fitter, toned body.
I eat abundantly every day. I love, love, LOVE my food. Yet I’m slim, fit and healthy. How can this be? I eat more than most people I know. I’m often asked “How do you stay so slim when you eat soooo much?” This often happens at social gatherings where the person asking is knocking back their sixth large gin and tonic, wolfing down all manner of fat laden crudities, and talking about picking up a take out on the way home. HELLOOO!! Are you not aware of the crap you are shoving in your mouth?
I don’t diet – period. I don’t eat rubbish – period. I get my toned ass up off the couch and get active – period. I stay slim – period.
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Do I miss sugar? Nope.
Do I miss alcohol? Absolutely not.
Do I miss fat laden chocolate, cakes, biscuits, puddings, desserts? Not a chance.
Am I craving a take away? No way!
Do I love feeling well? God, yes.
Do I eat shed-loads of tasty food? Totally.
Do I look younger than my age? Absolutely.
Am I grateful for the body I have? I sure am – I work damn hard for it.
Sorry to rain on your parade, but it simply won’t cut it blaming everyone and everything else for your fat predicament. It’s not the dog’s fault, the fault of your nasty boss, or because your partner is a ***ick (excuse me). It’s not because you are out on the road all day, or tired from bringing up baby, because you’re not in the right climate or because you’re living in the wrong country. It’s not because you have no money, or, for that matter, too much money (have you seen how many fat rich people there are?)
You’re fat because of you and the unhealthy choices you make. You’re fat because of the way you are choosing to treat your own body.
In order to change your fat body, you are going to have to do what I do in order to be slimmer and healthier. You are going to have to be a big girl (excuse the pun), and take responsibility for your own body. You got it to where it is today. You want it to be somewhere different tomorrow? That’s your responsibility, and yours alone.
We can, however, offer you a little support along the way.
How about taking just four steps? Doesn’t sound too difficult does it? Here they are:-
1. Ditch the no-good diets. Period.
2. Cut out the fat laden, sugar filled, refined, unhealthy shop bought cakes, biscuits, sweets, chocolates, crisps, pizza, pork pies, coleslaws, creamy sauces, microwave meals, white breads, canned goods, meats, dairy, caffeine, alcohol….
3. Get your girlie/guy ass up off the couch and start introducing some movement into your life. You know – walking, swimming, dance class, aerobics, skipping, Zumba, line dancing (hey – whatever floats your boat), WEIGHT TRAINING (see previous post), jogging (if you must), cycling, mountaineering….. It’s not as if you don’t have a world of choice when it comes to busting some body fat with some activity…. You’ll learn to love it – HONESTLY!
4. Eat as much fruit and veg as you can squeeze into your belly. Truly. Eat fruit and veg in absolute abundance. Complement this with healthy grains (quinoa, buckwheat, whole grain pasta, millet, whole grain rice etc..), lentils, beans and nuts. Yes you may have to spend some time checking out new recipes online (and possibly a bit more time on the toilet to begin with), you may have to organise yourself to ensure you can eat fresh food, and you’ll probably have to figure out how to work your cooker. But the results will be worth it. Truly, truly worth it.
That’s it. Just four steps. Take them, and find a beautiful, healthier, slimmer, livelier, more confident you. Want some proof? Check out “M’s” journey on the tab above. She took just four steps. She’s lost over 6 stones in body fat to date.