With the weight loss industry bringing in BILLIONS of dollars a year - it is obvious that people are profiting from our desire to lose weight. It is understandable for someone to charge for counseling or that requires active participants to invest time and energy into the process. It remains startling, and frankly, disconcerting, that people continue to charge people for the INFORMATION regarding losing weight.
Anyone and everyone who has been obese, especially morbidly obese (more than 100 pounds overweight) knows the struggle, the pain and the effort that goes into trying to lose weight. Actually - men and women who have been overweight or obese know the challenge of even THINKING about losing weight. Often times, it takes every bit of energy we have to stay focused on the new diet of the the bitterness of PAYING money to buy special food and a new book on the RIGHT way to lose weight seems…exploitative at best.
The science is pretty darn clear - we must decrease our calories and increase our movement if we are going to lose weight. That result is seen in every research study challenge for researchers and weight loss professionals, including doctors, counselors, nutritionists, trainers, etc. is helping clients to stay focused on the simplicity of that concept.
Most of us, who have struggled, possibly a lifetime with obesity, know that food creates a buffer or a distraction for helps us out of our current pain. Yes, we are clear on the pain it creates long now, in this moment, we hurt so we eat. Sometimes that moment lasts one candy bar or one ice cream cone…sometimes it is 1,2,3 pizzas, or 5 different stops at a burger joint; sometimes it even lasts for days or weeks, leaving us in massive despair.
If you really want to lose you want to change your life and really get obesity help, EVEN if you are considering weight loss surgery, you will need to accept that to lose weight you need to eat and move differently that you currently are. The GOOD news is that the information is can be, if you just look for it. You are looking for sites that give you free strategies or help on HOW to eat less and move more. If you want to pay for support, whether a personal coach or daily emails that will help you to stay focused, that is your call. But the INFORMATION on how to lose weight - how to eat less, move more, slowly and safely, is out there. And it should be FREE to all who want it or need it.