The Most Effective Weight Loss Solution, Conclusion

March 26, 2010

Today, on the way to work, I heard a commercial on the radio in which the lady talking was telling of her personal experience with weight gain and weight loss.  She lamented the fact that when she went out with a girlfriend of hers, her girlfriend was a guy magnet while she (the lady talking) was considered the one with “personality”.  This young lady went on to say that she was described as “big-boned”, “full-figured”, and “curvy”, but that she wanted to be thinner — like “high school thin”.

Then, the lady says that she had previously lost weight “the hard way”, by watching what she ate and working out.  But she wished she had known about some pill — a supplement — that made losing weight easy, and that was the product being pushed in the commercial.

Gosh, I wanted to tell her that when researchers looked for and found people that had successfully lost weight and kept it off, they found 784 people, and not one of them, NOT A SINGLE ONE, lost weight and kept it off by using some sort of diet pill.  If only the lady in the commercial knew that all of the people in this study used diet (watched what they ate) or exercise, and 92% used the combination of diet and exercise to reach their weight loss goals.  Why o’ why couldn’t she have gotten the information that people that lost weight and kept it off did so by making exercise, sensible eating, and weight monitoring a part of their LIFESTYLE!  Oh, if only she knew, she wouldn’t be going down the futile road of relying on a supplement to make her thin…and she wouldn’t be on a commercial trying to convince others to do the same!

what a crock

what a crock

Oh well, such is life and the world of advertising.  But do you know what?  YOU know the truth!  You’ve read the previous four blog posts.  You are now armed with great knowledge in your fight against fatness.  Now, after you’ve conquered your body and made it do as you will it to do (which is be at a healthy weight), here’s what you can look forward to.

At least 85% of the sample of 784 successful weight losers in the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) study reported many areas of their lives were improved as a result of their weight loss.  General quality of life, level of energy, physical mobility, general mood, self confidence, and physical health were some of the areas successful weight losers reported improvements in as a result of their weight loss.  Also, at least 50% of these true life permanent biggest losers reported improvements in their interactions with the same and opposite sex friends and strangers, time spent interacting with others, job performance and hobbies.iStock_000010978548XSmall

Now, are there any negatives associated with shedding excess pounds and keeping them off?  There were none that were reported by a majority of weight losers.  However, 20% of the NWCR participants said that they thought more about their weight and 14% said they spent more time thinking about what they ate than before they lost weight.  I can see how that might be the case.

But, overall, it seems that losing excess pounds is a positive and rewarding experience, one that would likely benefit any person that is interested in doing it.


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One Response to “The Most Effective Weight Loss Solution, Conclusion”

  1. Hi Darryl,

    indeed being on the side of wanting to be high school thin, having released quite a lot of weight, and still wanting to release more and become more fit, I can relate to her. It is a scam to tell obese people you can stay precisely where you are now, do and eat what you and still *MAGICALLY* lose a hundred pounds. It takes change incrementally over time. And there is help.

    Happy Dating and Relationships,

    April Braswell
    Cyber-Dating Expert and Online Dating Coach



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