A lean body and an obese body are effects. Both of these effects have causes. If you’re overweight, you can create lasting changes 100% of the time if you find the cause of the obese condition and remove it. The cause of body fat in most cases is inactivity, poor nutrition and often a negative self-image. Taking drugs is only treating the effect (the fat). Even if the fat (the effect) is momentarily removed, it will always come back if the cause is still there. The idea that some people were born to be fat is ridiculous and terribly disempowering. Equally disastrous is the belief that any pill will ever be a long-term way out to the obesity epidemic. Depending on your genetics, you may never look like Mr. or Miss Olympia, but you always have the power to improve your body and your health above and outside where you are today.
How? By accepting 100% total responsibilities for your situation and then taking positive action every day for the rest of your life to improve it. You simply have to change your lifestyle! Try to fight the law or shirk hard work by looking for short cuts if you want, but in the end, you’ll always lose. Try to ignore the law if you want, but ignorance of the rapid weight loss law does not plea you from its operation. Lifelong health, fitness and a perfect body weight do not come out of a bottle or needle and NEVER will - no matter what new concoction they cook up in the lab. Those who think otherwise may gain temporary relief from health woes or enjoy some short-term advantages, but unless they change their lifestyles, they’ll have some hard lessons to learn in the long run.
I envision a day when both the medical and fitness communities will unite to help stop this monumental error in thinking, and begin to teach people how to improve their lifestyles and alter their mental behaviors instead of writing prescriptions and selling “magic” pills. Dr. Joseph Mercola said it well:
"It is my vision to make over the existing medical paradigm from one addicted to pharmaceuticals, surgeries and other methods that only conceal or remove specific symptoms - with morbid results to our health and economy -- to one focused on treating and preventing the underlying causes."
Taking ANY type of drugs to lose weight is never more than a desperate, fear-driven, short-term solution to a problem with deeply rooted and often unseen causes. To permanently become lean, you must identify the causes of excess fat, which can consist of poor nutrition, inactivity, unhealthy lifestyle, and negative self-image, and treat those. Only when the source of your problem is removed, will the unwanted effects disappear for good. I'd like to caution you about the low carb diet mindset of trying to get more results in less time. You should always, of course, look for ways get the most benefit from every minute you spend in the gym and improve the efficiency of your workouts. What I’m referring to when I speak of the “more for less” mindset is the error of looking for better results in the form of a “secret” training program, short cut, miracle pill, or effortless, “overnight” cure without putting in any effort.
There’s an excellent line between training enough to stimulate growth and overtraining. We are warned continually not to overtrain or we’ll hold back our strength and muscle gains. We are as well cautioned not to do too much aerobics or we’ll lose the muscle we already have. It’s true that lots of people are overtraining – maybe even most people. But just as there’s fine a line between finest training and overtraining, there’s also a fine line between optimal training and undertraining.
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