Monday, October 5, 2015

The Biggest Loser Mentality

Good morning Eternians near and far.  Today I wanted to touch on a quick subject that I like to call the "Biggest Loser Mentality".  Now I'll start by saying I am not a doctor or anything close to the sort, so take my ramblings for what they are.

It pretty funny when I think about it, but not on the other hand.  Someone will start on a nutrition program, generally just cleaning up there shitty diet.  First week you always see a good drop in weight (5-8 lbs) once they start to actually drink some water and eat some "healthier" foods.  Beginning week two can continue with a higher number then tapering down to the 1-4 lb per week mark.  Generally speaking a drop of 1-3 lbs per week is the sweet spot.  It could be a few more here and there depending on how much you have to loose as well as other factors.  

This is where we get into this crash diet or Biggest Loser mentality.  Generally its one or the other.

Crash diet- 
It's always hey I have a vacation or event coming up and I need to lose x amount of weight.  That would be the quickest way for me to not work with you.  My first thought when I here that comment is, what a shitwit.  Why can't they just get it.  Grasp the concept that the way you are eating is making you fat. You can't just diet for a month and loose it, come back fatter than when you left, then continue to get fatter when you back and try to crash diet again.  You are wrecking havoc on your hormones and your metabolism.  Now, if you were to get your shit together.  Start eating right and continue with that getting yourself down to a healthy weight and maintaining that with a good diet and exercise, you could go on vacation whenever and be looking how you want.  You could control yourself when on vacation with some splurges here and there without a major affect to your weight or health.  Instead you choose to eat like shit and not take care of yourself for the whole year besides one month where you actually think you are be healthy but you are probably more than likely starving yourself.  

Biggest Loser-
"Well I was just hoping for more".   This comment right here.  Steam generally starts to roll.  This comes from what I call the "Biggest Loser" mentality.  You watch these shows where these people loose double digit weights for weeks on end.  There are plenty of articles written by former contestants going over the wild shit that goes on at the "ranch".  Here are a few examples 

* Workouts from 4-6 hours 
* Intake daily of less than 1K calories 

We are looking for a sustainable weight loss.  Take a quick google search of how many Biggest Loser contestants kept that weight off.  It's not pretty.  

If I told you, over the next year you could loose around 100lbs if you cleaned up the shit you eat and worked out 4 days a week. Wouldn't you think that sounded great?  That's roughly 2 lbs a week weight loss.  So, the next time you weigh yourself to see what you lost for the week.... don't be a shitwit.

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