The 3 Huge Mistakes That Almost Everyone Makes When They Try To Lose Weight
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I’m one of those people who grew up thin, and while that may seem enviable, the downside was that bad habits crept in and took hold for a long time before they caught up with me. By the time I realized I weighed 235 pounds, I had decades of poor food choices under my belt—literally. Pizza, ice cream, double bacon cheese burgers, I loved them all. Then I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and the prescribed corticosteroids accelerated my weight gain. Deteriorating discs and related spinal problems caused me to drop activities I am sure burned lots of calories.
When I was 66, I was diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease. I was certainly well-motivated by that, but motivation made no difference. I got down to 183 pounds six months later, but six months after that I was back over 200. I truly felt stupid. I considered myself to be a pretty intelligent person—I skipped a grade in school and was in honors classes in high school and college; I have a Ph.D. from Caltech in Physics and worked at Bell Labs—but when it came to food choices, I was acting like an imbecile. I realized I had done real damage to my body and was going to have to live with that.
Then, at 67, I found Bright Line Eating™. In many ways, the biggest blessing was finally understanding why I previously failed to keep the weight off. It may not seem like much, but when you can’t accept the choices you were making in eating so badly for so long, knowing why you made them is important. Before Bright Line Eating™, even getting down to the 180’s was a stretch goal. Being able to finally set a goal weight according to optimum health was amazing. Actually reaching it? There are no words. With the weight lost my triglycerides dropped 36%. My blood pressure dropped so much I had to get off the metoprolol that I was taking for Afib. I reduced aspirin as a blood thinner from 325mg to 81mg. My doctors often have more questions now about Bright Line Eating™ than my health! Best of all my energy level is greatly improved and I sleep better.
As a scientist myself, what changed my life the most though was getting answers to questions I didn’t even realize I had. Perhaps for the first time in my life, I understood myself and why I’d made the choices I’d made, even when they were against my own self-interest.
What you learn in Bright Line Eating™ goes beyond simply losing weight, which is why many join. Happy, Thin, and Free™ applies to far more than weight and food issues. The program shows you how to apply what you have learned to live a happier and healthier life.