We have all been there.
A few pounds (or maybe much more) away from our ideal weight, we get desperate. We know that if we eat better and increase our activity we will succeed, but we panic. We make quick fear driven decisions. Why?
Maybe we had a poor plan to start with. So, we panic. We settle for the quick fix. We romanticize about a thinner sexier self, get sucked in and stoop to a level that is almost laughable, but at the same time unfortunate.
Remember the Low Fat fad that dominated the food industry in the 90’s? Well the average person still believes that fat is bad (lipid hypothesis)…….despite overwhelming evidence that illustrates the contrary. This school of thought has only made us sicker and created and obesity situation that is out of control!
Avoiding fat because you think it makes you fat……..Bad idea.
What about overweight marathon runners? They must be fit if they can run a marathon. Some runners are in great shape, but not all of them. Every year thousands of couch potatoes decide to train for a marathon in an attempt to ditch their gut. Sure, there are success stories, but many more broken dreams, and bodies as a result.
Training for a marathon or any running race for the sole purpose of losing weight….bad idea….
Herbal weight loss pills? I wish I was above them, but they somehow made their way into my daily routine once upon a time. Seriously, over $50 billion/year is spent on diet pills and diet food items in America alone. How sad. I fell for it too. Devastatingly ineffective and expensive.
Taking weight loss pills….bad idea.
Following government recommendations for daily food intake. Why should we adhere to a set of guidelines that intentionally attempts to confuse the public? The average person can not correctly identify food items as a carbohydrate, fat, or protein, but we push hundreds of terms down the throats of our citizens anyway. Public Health agencies are a joke in most countries. They serve the interest of lobbyists and multinational agriculture companies. Don’t forget it.
Following government nutritional recommendations…bad idea.
If you know of any other bad weight loss ideas, please share in the comments section!