What DOES NOT Work.

Friday, February 21, 2014

I subscribe to quite a few workout/training/therapy/rehab blogs, and today's email from Mike Whitfield (who has lost 100# lbs and still works out so he can eat pancakes) really struck a chord with me.

(Full disclosure: This person advocates "intermittent fasting," which I do NOT. If it works for you, great. But starving yourself is never a good idea.)

Some of you know how much side-eye I give to ANYONE who thinks you can "just" and see results. Mike feels the same way. His site: trainwithfinishers.com/

The excerpt:

Dr. Oz, you are sadly mistaken. The next big "breakthrough" drug, pill or miracle liquid will never, EVER transform the health, inside and out, of ANYONE.

I would love to say I took some magic potion or miracle pill to lose over 100 pounds.

But for anyone that happens to read this, I'll tell you the truth. My hands got dirty. I sweated. I made sacrifices. I had to drastically reduce my favorite foods. I had to make tough choices.

It was extremely painful at first. I remember to this day the feeling of doubt and fear I had after being exhausted just a few minutes into my first workout.

Heck, I'll admit it. I cried. That's right. I cried. There were times when I cried out of frustration and sometimes, the tears were all about a milestone.

Thousands of reps, thousands of "no thank yous" and thousands of minutes of commitment and never giving up is what got me here, 105 pounds lighter and keeping it off.

The only breakthrough "fat loss supplement" that helped was one that most people aren't willing to take... and it's a combination of ingredients like attitude, working with tenacity, being uncomfortable, discipline, faith and hard work.

It's simple. You blend all that up and drink it daily. And you know what? It's FREE.

I know, I know. "But that doesn't sell."

But don't worry, many people aren't willing to accept this freebie, so they spend their hard-earned money on the next new "breakthrough" fat loss supplement (AKA CRAP).


I don't sell fairy tales and you shouldn't either.

Mike Whitfield,
Loser of 105 pounds
Boom goes the truth dynamite.
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    Love it! And it's so very true! I've been working on proving to myself that I can do this all week, and it's all what he said :) Thanks for sharing!
    1884 days ago
    I agree, so lifestyle transformation, hard work, and consistency are the keys. The "magic pill" is lifestyle change, not drugs. Thanks much for sharing!
    1918 days ago
  • CHERIJ16
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing.
    1919 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/21/2014 8:26:35 PM
    It does take a lot of hard work. And I think you can be a testamony to that. Loosing 50 pounds for me has been done the hard way. I don't know of a healthy easy way, do you?

    I see you are from Columbus-me too, but moved to TX in '79, was up to see dad in October. Hope the weather is getting better, thanks for sharing you information on Mike Whitfield.
    1919 days ago
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