They Laugh When I Tell Them My Secret
Sunday, July 17, 2011
It happened again at a church potluck supper this evening. A friend said, "You are getting slim. How did you do it?" Then, being a very smart woman, she answered her own question, "Eat less and exercise?" When I admitted she had guessed right, she said, "I keep hoping someone will tell me something else."
No. There is nothing else. Anyone who tries to tell you there's another secret to weight loss is probably trying to sell you a product. Don't buy it.
There are a few things that help, of course, but none of them requires you to buy a product. There is meal planning, drinking water, and keeping a food diary, for instance.
I did buy one thing that helps, but I bought it at a thrift store for fifty cents. It is a book that gives calorie, sodium, & fat content for all foods, even those you get at a fast food restaurant. But if I left the book sitting on a shelf it would do me no good at all. It is my active participation in my own weight loss plan that has allowed me to lose weight.
Yes, most of my friends do laugh when I tell them my weight loss secret is to eat less and exercise. Are you laughing, too?