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Let's Get into Shape - no, Round is Not a Shape!

Aug 17, 2007
As a certified personal trainer, I have seen so many fad diets come and go. It is truly laughable what some companies will push just to make a quick buck. With over a billion dollars a year spent on people trying to lose weight, there is no shortage of information on how lose weight.

The problem for most people is actually beginning a diet and sticking to it. Most diets get dull and boring or simply are not healthy to stay on for extended periods. Then, we bounce back up again. It is a vicious cycle.

How many different types of diets have you or a close friend tried? How many times have you said to yourself, "I am going to start exercising regularly now" and then 30 or 60 days later you on the sofa watching television? How many times have you done what it takes to lose some weight then fall back to your old routine?

Despite what the infomercials and mega-corporations tell us, losing weight isn't as quick as they claim. These infomercials, and ads use slick marketing to persuade us into believing their claims that you can just pop a pill and lose 30 pounds in 2 weeks. But how many people do you know had this happen for them? The truth is that our bodies aren't designed to lose that much weight rapidly in a healthy fashion.

How many times have you seen those ads and infomercials pitching you exercise videos or gym memberships? If you bought those videos, like me, you probably sweated your brains out doing those intense grueling workouts hoping to see the unwanted pounds and inches melt away. But it didn't turn out the way you hoped, did it?

For over two decades, we have been lied to. We are force-fed to believe we can take a pill to quickly lose 30 pounds in 30 days. This is a fast-food society. We want it now and we do not want to pay the consequences. But, we are kidding ourselves. We can not have our cake and eat it too. Well, not that often anyway.

These corporations and infomercial reps pushing the quick pill know that if they told you what it really takes to lose weight and keep it off permanently, they would not be in business long. This being said, there is one diet that continues to improve and show results. The diet I speak of is The South Beach Diet.

The South Beach Diet is not low-fat or low-carb. It teaches you to rely on the right carbs and the right fats. It teaches you how to eat healthy and not only change your looks, but change your way of life. It teaches you what we should learn in school and how to eat the right foods in moderation. You don not starve yourself and you do not have to sweat in the gym five times a week.

I am no longer taking on clients in the gym, but I do my best to stay in shape and eat right. If you have not checked out the South Beach Diet, I urge you to do so. It is a quick read and makes good sense for all of us, not just anyone in particular. Let us all get back into shape, and I do not mean round!
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