Calling All Fatties

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(image lifted from Mitchell Church of Christ…)

There’s a an article on CNN.com today about a University of Pennsylvania report stating that, with the notable exception of Weight Watchers, most diet plans (read as “fads”) simply don’t work.

It’s no surprise to me; I put myself on the Caveman diet some years ago, but when the siren song of carbohydrates proved too sweet to resist, I quickly gained back all the weight I had lost—and then some.

I finally turned things around last autumn; since September I’ve lost more than 20 lbs., simply by counting calories and exercising five times a week. While I have the utmost respect for Weight Watcher-types who can dole out exact servings of all the food groups for themselves, for me a steady supplement of Slimfast bars is a better fit for my on-the-go (read as “too lazy to cook”) lifestyle.

So if you really want to lose weight, calculate your basal metabolism, then follow this simple rule: Calories in must be less than energy out—it’s simple thermodynamics, people!

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