I have a very close friend that likes to eat a lot…
The problem is that he doesn’t like activity…
So whenever I see him… he’s with a beer on one hand and a burger on the other.
Yesterday I had a huge (positive) discussion with him about losing some weight. About the positives aspects of losing weight… and man… the guy was in absolutely denial… for each positive reason he would rebate it and turn it around.
Reason 1 – If you lose weight you’ll be healthier
My friend says that’s not entirely true… because in his case if doesn’t eat what he wants he’ll be more stressed and that will cause him health issues!? In denial… When someone decides to lose weight at first things will be hard… if you’re used to eat whatever appears in front of you and you are all day sitting or lying on the couch watching TV it will be very hard to change this habits… and yes… probably one will be more stressed. But an important aspect of losing weight is the change your mind set and commit to your goals… and that’s perhaps the most difficult thing to do at first. But regarding health issues there is not doubt the fat = not healthy!
Reason 2 – You’ll be more attractive…
Well… he says he likes overweight woman… and that is totally OK! He doesn’t like them skinny! And that’s also OK. He confusing attractiveness with skinny models that only exist because of the fashion industry!
Strong is the new skinny! Girls and women with toned bodies… that is HEALTHY! That is attractive. And the same applies to men!
Reason 3 – Exercise makes you happier!
HE says exercises makes him sad… He told me that if there was a miracle weight loss pill he might take it…
Actually there are a few supplements that act like appetite suppressant that are showing good results, like garcinia cambogia advanced… That can be a part of the equation… but you have to include changing in your diet and exercise.
Another friend of mine had several severe digestive problems and he was slightly overweight. He started running with a group of friends… and now he’s is totally addicted. He lost weight and has to take no more pills for his digestive issues. And he seems much happier now.
I still couldn’t get him to change his mind… but I’m positive that I’ll do so! That’s what friends are for… right?