The real cost of losing weight
If you need to drop some pounds, you have various methods to choose from, at varying costs. Here's what you can expect to pay.
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Twenty years ago I weighed over 440 pounds and lost most of it in the next eight months. I walked every day no matter what and limited my food. When I had lost enough weight, I bought a bicycle and rode it almost every day in addition to walking. I didn't starve myself but I ate light and refused to eat between meals. As a consequence I went from 440+ to under 240 and KEPT IT OFF. Anybody can sell a desperate person some magic formula claiming to "melt the fat off", but each and every one is lying to you. Eat less and exercise more. That's all we need to know.
Here was my weight loss plan, which I used to lose 20 pounds and keep it off for the last 3 years. Are you ready for this?
Eat less food and go for a jog 3 times a week for 30 minutes.
That's it. I still eat whatever I want, but now I just eat less of it.
like a comedian once said: "people gain weight because the hole at one end is bigger than the hole at the other end".
quit filling the system UP!
Now send me the 190 Billion for this advice.
Years ago I lost over thirty pounds by doing calisthenics for about an hour a day, 6-7 days a week and being careful of what I ate. Unfortunately, when I ended the program, the pounds crept back.
And the older you get, the harder it is to lose weight.
Miles are free, you hacks.
I've written a new weight-loss book - available soon at better book stores. It's called "The Eat-Less Diet". The full contents of the book are shown below.
"If you want to lose weight, eat less. If you do that and are still not losing weight, then eat even less than that. Excercise is helpful, but not necessary.
Continue until the desired results are achieved."
The TV talk-show tour will start as soon as the networks contact me.
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