You know what’s really easy? Losing weight. No really. Any old fool can stop eating for a few days and lose weight, it’s almost stupidly simple. The tricky bit is to keep that weight off. If you don’t mind landing up an emaciated, dehydrated and crabbier version of yourself after these few days, then go right ahead. But I’ll assume you’ve probably tried this once or twice before already. It didn’t work then, it won’t work now.
Today, we start our journey with a “weigh in”. No, not the kind you see on The Biggest Loser where everyone gets to gawp at obese people, but a more subtle, more realistic weigh in. Today, we’re going to do an accounting of everything for and everything against staying the way you are right now.
This is kind of weird. Surely there can’t be any advantages to staying overweight and unhealthy? Well, sure there are, and they’re the reason you still are. And there definitely are disadvantages to losing weight and becoming healthier since you haven’t done it yet, right?.
The honest truth is that for most people, they get out of bed everyday and weigh up the pros and cons of staying overweight. And every time they procrastinate visiting the gym or have a second helping of doughnut flavored cereal for dinner, the fear and risk associated with changing wins out and they cast a vote for staying their same old selves.