If you have ever said those words, the weight loss industry has you fooled! According to the NWCR, 46% of successful losers did not join a support group or diet program.
The NWCR is a study group designed to extract the secrets of successful losers who maintained an average weight loss of 60 pounds over 5 years. I am one of their 4,000 registrants. As such, I complete an annual questionnaire and follow-up surveys from time to time. I also get access to the latest research on weight loss.
If you’ve ever been told that you need an individualized weight loss plan crafted by a nutrition or fitness expert, then you’ve been lied to.
If you’ve ever been told that you need to buy the latest product or supplement on the market in order to reach your goals, then you’ve been swindled.
If you’ve been told that you need to get approval from anyone on how to live, then you have been wronged.
One of my favorite characters on X-men was Rogue. Rogue was an extremely powerful but conflicted woman who absorbed the powers and memories of anyone she touched. I never liked her name. Until I looked up the definition of “rogue”.
Now we’re talking!
You don’t need to follow the rules in order to lose weight. I’ve read countless books that tell you that bread is the devil, potatoes are evil, and meat is for barbarians. Guess what? I ate all of those things, and still lost 100 pounds!
No one can tell you what your own personal goals and values are. I am not your mother. I won’t tell you to eat your vegetables, stop eating your favorite foods, or join a gym.
What I will tell you is sometimes you have to be a rogue in order to succeed at weight loss.