Weight loss and Weight-Lifting :
When I determined that I would write this weight
loss article, I figured I wouldn't turn to "experts",
doctors or classical philosophers. So, I turned
to that veritable sage of expert insight and real-life
savvy.Miss Piggy. Her "weight loss" counsel? "Never
Eat More Than You Can Lift."I am not a weight
loss therapist. Granted. But, as a Cardiac and
Thoracic Surgeon for over three Traditionallys, I've
done my share of weight loss "counseling.
by the time they needed to come to see me, my
"counseling" was very simple: "If you want to
live, you better start some sort of weight loss
plan.immediately."They usually didn't like my
counsel. I assured them, they would like my surgeon's
knife even less.It got worse. I would then tell
them: "The plain fact is this: If you are overweight,
you are in danger."People can take only so much
Why so direct, you ask? Hum.In case you didn't
get it before, I'll say it again slowly. "If.
you. are .overweight, then .YOU. are.IN.DANGER."
That is the first of four principles about weight
loss you must learn.If the conviction in your
soul doesn't have "stopping power" - no "pause"
in eating beyond safety - then you are not convinced
about the danger sufficiently to save your own
I know. I've seen it a thousand times in
the patients of colleagues as well as my own,
in hospitals all over Illinois.Every weight lifter,
for example, knows lifting weights, whether for
fun, sports training, or competitive advantage,
can cause serious injury or death. Every weightlifter
knows that the only, really healthy part of the
weight-lifting regimen is the part when you rest.
That is when the body repairs itself.If you are
overweight, you are almost never resting your
body from the weight you are lifting.the weight
attached to you.
That is the second point to learn about "weight
loss." If you are overweight, then you are
always lifting weight (yours). and your heart
is always working to carry that weight. And your
bones, muscles and ligaments are always carrying
more then they were designed to lift or carry.
And there is little rest for your body. The only
solution for you is weight loss.or worse.What
can I say to make you understand how dire this
issue really is?
The weight loss plan that always
works.ask any doctor.Go ahead.ask any doctor.
See if I am mistaken. There is a weight loss plan
that always works. Ask your doctor about it.I
can tell you are curious to know what it is. Don't
be. No one is ever really interested in it. So,
why bring it up? Because it is the only way you
will lose weight. No matter what you do to lose
weight, this is what you must do to get results.Weight
loss plan: Take into your body less energy than
That's it. If you use more energy than you take
in, your body must burn off the weight to create
the energy you need.Hum.It's called basic mathematics.
Take in less, use up more. Subtract weight. Works
every time. No exceptions. But, that's not the
third lesson to learn. No. The Third lesson is
this is. Taking into your body less energy than
you use is the only solution given to us. No matter
what you do, fail in this, no loss of weight will
occur.I'll just bet you're having a charismatic
experience over that one.Yet, people would prefer
to spend lots of money and exasperation on any
of the following: