“You are really fat and you don’t really care.”
I talk to, and see so many of you that complain about your weight. But the honest, straight up answer is that you don’t really care. You complain, but you do nothing.
If you are overweight, especially if you are obese, you are part of the same complaining and do-nothing crowd. You really don’t care.
Well, perhaps you care, but you really don’t care. And until you truly care, you will stay right where you are. Complaining. But, not caring. If you could snap your fingers and be healthy and thin, the finger snapping would commence. But really, you just don’t care.
Now, not a single one of you relish the fact you are a big, obese, unhealthy person. But, what steps do you take every day?
The Choices That You Make
Some of you grab that diet drink as you wolf down all kinds of crap you know isn’t good for you. And feel marginally better about that great decision. Or you grab a low-fat treat, feel better, and slurp down a Blizzard on the way home from work.
There are a LOT of things you know you can do right now that would be the healthier choice, but you refuse. You already KNOW actions that are bad choices – and you are gonna make them anyway. Likely today, certainly this week, but make those choices you will.
You are gonna wolf down the pizza, eat the cinnamon rolls for dessert, and talk about how you will make better choices tomorrow, or next week, or the tried and true of starting on New Years Day.
We all make choices that impact our lives. Some choices are positive, some are negative. And without a doubt, I’m not immune, either. I’ve made plenty of choices that have negatively impacted my health. Bottom line is, they are our choices. They are our responsibility.
When you see that Snickers bar, and you make the decision to tear it open, unwrap it, put it in your mouth, take a bite and incorporate those ingredients into your body – that is your choice. When you drink that 12 pack of whatever sugary drink you like – you know it isn’t a good decision. You know it leads to poorer health, and is NOT helping you be less obese. But drink it you do.
There isn’t anyone alive that got obese because of factors other than poor eating. If you think you are the exception, you are wrong. The challenge you face is different than what someone else must face each and every day. But it is your challenge. It belongs to you. If you rise to that challenge, meet it head on, and persevere – you also get to OWN THAT WIN. You get the credit for making the good and great decisions as well.
It Is All Your Decision
The difference between caring, and really, truly caring is just a decision. Making this decision will result in you making the changes you already know to do, and learning the other steps that will insure your success.
If you decide to become healthier, if you decide to lose the weight, if you decide to care, you will look at all of your food decisions differently. You will find that you want and have the desire to learn how to eat for success. You will evaluate each bite of food, and each sip of drink. If it passes through your lips, you will know what is and decide to allow, or disallow. You will not live to eat, but will look at food as more of a necessity instead of a comfort to curl up with.
Becoming healthy and losing weight absolutely requires sacrifice. Think of it as paying penance for the lack of sacrifice it took you to get unhealthy and fat. The foods that tasted so good but you ate anyway are stored on your waistline. Now, we have to do what it takes to get rid of all that stored energy. The sacrifice is simple. Eat the right foods. Eat the foods that tell your body to dig into the fat stores. Eat the foods that signal to your body that the time has arrived to use up the fat you are dragging around in case of famine.
Knowledge Is Power
A lot of you have information and knowledge about food, health and what is the correct way to eat. Not withstanding that you don’t even follow those guidelines, most of what you “know” is wrong. The knowledge of what food does to our bodies continues to increase. The research verifying this information continues to increase. The real life success examples are on the rise. If you are going to be successful, you must become aware of the knowledge and information that is working wonders for people all across the world to lose fat. If you dip back into the food recommendations of 30 years ago, you will not succeed. It’s kind of ironic, but you must dip back into the food patterns of more ‘uncivilized’ ways of eating to truly find success.
My Personal Call-out To You
If you are reading this, and you are ready, perhaps past ready, to make the change you need in your life to get healthier and lose the weight, I want to help you. I can only cheer you on, teach you and help motivate you. You have to do the work yourself.
The first thing to do is to subscribe to the KetoSuccess Newsletter. Get motivation, support and guidance right in your inbox.
And then read the START page.
Next read the BASIC GUIDE to the Ketogenic WOE.
And finally, watch all six videos in the series of “The Aetiology of Obesity“.
This will be a great beginning as you undertake your journey to health, and a thinner you.
I look forward to seeing you on the email list. I want to find out what challenges you face.
You can absolutely do this, and succeed.
I’ll talk to you soon – John Chapman