During the five years that I have been on SparkPeople, I have composed several blogs, that for one reason or another, I never posted. I have decided to post a few of the "Lost Blogs".
Lost Blog: February 9, 2010 - Weight Loss Gimmicks
It is always nice when someone notices you have dropped a few pounds. I saw and old friend a few weeks back. He complimented my on my weight loss. He then asked, "How did you do it - Adkins?" I stammered "Uh no, I eat right, exercise and joined SparkPeople." My friend gave me a blank stare. I gave up trying to explain.
For years we have all heard to lose weight we have to eat less and exercise more. That just doesn't sell. And eating less and exercising is hard!
Lots of people are looking for the magic bullet.
"Lose weight without dieting or exercising! Just send us $102.95 for the magic weight loss elixir. This is the secret potion used by Tibetan monks for 10,000 years!"
There are also pills that are supposed to take the weight off - no dieting and no exercise. In the 1970's my mom bought an appetite suppressing "candy" called Ayds.
My mom was not overweight. However, in the 1970's Twiggy ultra-skinny was in.
There have been weight loss gimmick forever. Metabolism boosting pills have been popular for a long time. The sale of Skinny pills is a big industry.
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I didn't post this blog in 2010 because I could not think of a graceful ending. I didn't want to be preachy, such as "Save your money and follow the SparkPeople plan." I didn't want to be superior by saying, "I have never fallen for gimmicks", which is not true BTW.
However, this might be a good way to end this Lost Blog: