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Secret Weight Loss Plan Revealed

My secret weight loss plan is out. I tried to keep it a secret, but the US Health and Human Services blabbed it to the world. Now everybody will be skinny, sheesh. 😛

“It’s really common sense. Do you want to look better? Do you want to feel better?” Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said. “You lower your calorie intake, you lower your carbs, your fats. You eat more fruits and vegetables, and you exercise. That’s as simple as it can be. That is not too hard.”

The report recommends 30 minutes of brisk walking daily at a minimum (60 minutes preferred), and that controlling calories – not carbohydrates – is the key to controlling weight.

The most discouraging part of the report to me was that most Americans are sedentary enough that it’s very easy to overeat *and* be undernourished at the same time. And since I sit all day at a desk job, this applies to me.

Thompson added that people should not assume that researchers at the National Institute of Health are going to come up with a miracle diet pill.

“Every American is waiting for NIH to come up with that pill,” he said. “It’s not going to happen.”

If they can’t come up with a diet pill, maybe they can come up with an exercise pill. That’s what I really want. 🙂

2 responses to “Secret Weight Loss Plan Revealed”

  1. I’ve never been one to jump on the diet fad bandwagon and just shook my head at all the anti-carb folks – – yes, I know it has worked for many, but me, I love a good carb and even a bad one now and then – – I figure the old saying “You are what you eat” really makes sense as does the food pyramid we were all (well most all) taught in elementary school. Exercise, drink water, rest and eat good things and even bad things in moderation – – seems like the best plan to me 😉


  2. The carb thing works – at least it did for me years ago. I dropped 50 lbs on a low carb diet before Atkins was around and kept it off for 10 years.

    What this study is saying, though, is that the only reason low-carb works is because it’s also low-calorie.


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Solomon, in the book of Ecclesiastes, said, “I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.”

If you’re not living for the glory of God, then what you’re doing is meaningless, no matter what it is. Living for God gives life meaning, and enjoying a “chasing after the wind” is a gift from God. I’m doing what I can to enjoy this gift daily.

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