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Friday, April 20, 2012

Weight Loss "Secrets" That Work

Driving to work this morning, I heard an interview on the radio with a guy who wrote a book on the best diets and worst diets.  He spent three years trying different diets and exercise programs.   He was 5'11" and I guess still is, but he weighed 178 pounds.  Over the three years, he eventually lost 20 pounds and is now about 156 lbs.   He described himself as skinny fat; his description of himself was that he looked like a snake that ate a rat.  What a vivid description.  Anyway, what didn't work and was the worst diet was a calorie elimination diet where you don't eat anything.  He went to a party with other such dieters and had a single blueberry as an hors d'oeuvre.  What did work was chewing your food to a greater extent, wearing a pedometer every day and recording what you eat throughout each day.  He said those "secrets" really did work.  My latest approach to a healthier lifestyle is significantly reducing sugar and processed foods in my diet.  I will keep you posted.

1 comment:

  1. Barry,

    Great blog! Mary (Demichele) turned me on to your blog and I have enjoyed reading several of your posts. As a vice president in the behavioral health care industry I find many of your opinions and analysis to parallel my experience. you definitely have a new follower... :-)


    Chris Perkins