The problem most people have in losing weight is that to succeed some kind of discipline and probably change in behavior is involved. As changing one’s own behavior is often extremely difficult, the following unregimented regimen has been developed which permits a person to lose weight without having to change their diet, exercise or life style at all. It is not only easy, but free.
There is one potential drawback, but we’ll let it go until the end of this encouraging article.
Every scholarly, scientific paper or research on the subject of weight loss winds up with essentially the same conclusion’ that to lose weight and to sustain that weight loss (short of surgery) a person needs to change their life-style in ways that reassess and change their eating and exercise habits. Less calories and more exercise are the usual bottom lines.
People who engage in dieting only, frequently wind up gaining back whatever excess poundage they may lose and those who rely on exercise alone may wind up leveling off quickly as they are simply sustaining their overweight, but not continuing to gain as rapidly if their existing eating practices prevail.
Then there are various supplements, organic substances and prescribed pharmaceuticals that are said to help a person lose weight. Some work in the short run for some people. None work reliably in the long run for anyone.
On the more radical end of the losing weight spectrum of options, there are gastric-bypass surgical procedures. Over time, the medical community has discovered that obese people who have such procedures performed but who then revert to their customary ways, not only tend to put the weight right back on, but to physically endanger themselves by ‘˜bursting’ the surgical alteration in the process.
So, if a person really wants to lose weight, but knows themselves well enough to know that they are not apt to be able to permanently lower their caloric intake or adopt a program of regular and rigorous exercise, is there no hope?
Of course there is. Best of all, the idea is free and without any known medical risk. Having given some thought to expanding this into a book form and trying to join the plethora of weight-loss gurus who make ‘˜fat’ livings of the slimming desires of others, I have decided to publish it for free here without flowery and unnecessary paragraphs, chapters, illustrations and fabricated footnotes.
The “Do Nothing Different Weight Loss Plan” works like this:
1. Have two photos taken of yourself in a bathing suit, both standing. One front view and one profile.
2. Go to a friend (or figure out how to make one) who is handy with Adobe’s Photoshop or similar image manipulating program.
3. Have the photos retouched to make you look the way you think you would look after losing the weight you would like to lose.
4. Have those two photos blown up into life-size posters. Put them up in your bathroom.
Every time you use your bathroom, you will see pictures of yourself as you would like to be. Being able to envision something is often a necessary and sometimes THE critical step in achieving change. Over a period of several weeks, you will begin to notice that you are looking more and more like those retouched photos.
You need only remember to look at them regularly.
This sounds too simple and too superficial to be true, I know. But it just might do the trick for you without requiring you to eat less or more prudently or to work up a sweat or make your heart beat faster.
I did mention at the outset that there was one potential drawback. This is simply that it might not work. However, even if the photos do not result in immediate and dramatic weight loss, keeping them up where you can see them regularly WILL case something different to happen that stands a reasonable chance or resulting in some weight loss.
Give it a try. What have you got to lose except some pounds?