Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Foolish Fads for April Fool's Day

Since my friend told me this morning about the April Fool's Day joke played on her and a bunch of other people at her gym, and how she had been looking forward to an exercise class with Richard Simmons, I went to his Web site and found this great article about fad diets and exercise programs.

If you don't want to follow the link, here are some bits from the article:
Look folks, when it comes to losing weight, there's an old adage that has so much truth to it.  If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is!  Come on, lose weight without exercise?  Puh-lease!  During the 40+ years I've been helping people lose weight, I can't think of a single person who was able to accomplish it and reach their goals with-out exercise.  Eat all you want and still lose weight? ...
Losing weight successfully takes hard work, dedication and commitment!
...Losing weight successfully and keeping it off takes hard work, dedication and commitment.  Nothing makes me angrier than seeing the latest zany weight-loss product show up on TV.  They play on our emotions.  They play on our desire to lose weight.  They play on our desire to feel good about ourselves.  But, at the same time they're playing on all those things, they're also PREYING...on our pocketbooks...
On this first day of April, I want you to concentrate on doing the right things to lose weight the right way.  Don't let those weight-loss scams FOOL YOU into falling for their phony promises.  There's another old saying I'm sure you'll recognize: A fool and his money are soon parted...  Stick to losing this weight the right way, which means controlling your eating habits, getting those workouts of yours in everyday and keeping that strong, positive attitude.  
So true, and so well said! And no joke!