No, I’m not being mean. Unless, of course, you’re providing misleading, inaccurate, or misguided fitness information to the masses. Get it? Misfits. Ha.
Except its not funny. There are way too many individuals who proclaim the ‘secret’ to losing weight, the ‘new’ breakthrough in fitness, the ‘thing my mom’s cousin’s girlfriend SWORE made her lose weight and tone up in 4 weeks.’ I’m tired of it. I’m tired of people telling me (a fitness professional) about their great new diet. Of people telling me that eating late at night causes weight-gain. Of people swearing you burn more calories if you work out before breakfast.
All this information is either just plain wrong, or its misleading. It’s like this blog I read about ‘negative calorie foods.’ Okay, a) there’s no such thing as a negative calorie food, and b) when I (politely) posted a comment stating this fact–that there IS such a thing as just plain healthy eating, but that ‘negative calorie’ is a misleading statement, the blogger refused to post my comment.
I’m convinced that if we all just faced facts: working out sucks, losing weight is hard, & eating healthy takes a conscious desire to change old habits, we would all end up being healthier. Facing the reality of the situation means that you will tackle the problem with a realistic solution, rather than a “magic bullet.”
It’s time to get mad! It’s time to stop buying weight-loss pills & infomercial ab-blasters. It’s time to start a food/exercise journal, track your eating habits & activity levels, & then make changes that will fit with your lifestyle. There’s no ‘perfect plan.’ It’s about balance, moderation, and cold hard reality. So face the facts, deal with the situation, and make real-life changes that will ACTUALLY work!