Health Magazines are Full of S**t

August 02, 2012

Uh yeah, right...

Don't even dream about losing fat this fast. It's horse-hockey my friends.

When approached correctly, fat loss is a slow process. Very slow. At best you can lose about a pound, maybe two per week.

This is especially important to understand when you're not that over fat to begin with. Patience is a virtue.

Try to purge your mind of what you believe is possible and instead, realize what is actually possible. I hear clients say all too often "Well Fred, it's just that I thought I'd lose a lot more weight by now." "Four pounds of fat loss in 4 weeks is excellent Susan. What did you expect to lose?" "I dunno - just more."

But when politely and patiently pressed, the typical unrealistic client will say something like "Well, I was hoping to lose 15-20 pounds this month."

Where, oh where, did they get this idea from?

You guessed it - the ragazines.

Photo shopped and air brushed to the max!

Not one statement on the cover of this magazine is true - save for one that I happen to agree with.

So remember - fat loss is a slow, gradual process. If you're losing a half-pound to a pound a week on the scale, you're doing fantastic! Relish in your efforts and discontinue your magazine subscriptions. The pages inside of these ragazines aren't fit to pick up your dogs poop with. Slow and steady wins the fat loss race.

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile