Now we are going to get to the bottom of a mystery and one of the great inequities of life. I bet you know people who eat more than you do, exercise less, and yet never seem to put on a pound. They’re not lying about the amount they eat any more than you are. They do eat a lot. Maddening, but true. Instead of envying them, realize that these slim friends actually cause a celebration.
The fact that they are not fat is living, breathing proof that being overweight needn’t mean you’re greedy, weak-willed, lazy, or self-indulgent. Instead, in all probability, it may mean you are only 30 metabolically less fortunate than they are. Doesn’t that make a lot more sense? Most people eat when they’re hungry and stop when they’re full. And if that’s the case, how could they be overeating? They’re doing what their bodies tell them to do
It’s What You Eat
Do you believe that a man can go from gaining 0.5 pounds a week to losing 3.9 pounds a week without significantly altering the number of calories he consumes? Let me introduce you to Harry Kronberg. I want you to pay close attention to his story and try not to give way to disbelief because these results are real. Harry Kronberg, the 39-year-old manager of a lumberyard, came to me with a heart arrhythmia and a desperate weight problem. He had been chubby even as a child, but now things were out of hand. A few years before, he had gone to a low-fat diet center and had managed to drop from 245 to 185 pounds. Sounds good. But before long, Harry had gained it all back with an added dividend of another 35 pounds.
OK, It’s What I Eat, But Will I Still Enjoy Eating?
It will really surprise me if you can’t. Let’s take a look at Patricia Finley’s menu. She’s been doing Atkins for three and a half months, and she’s lost 31 pounds. Patricia, who used to eat quite a lot of starches and who would sometimes go, on massive dessert binges when she was under pressure, has converted to tasty, controlled carbohydrate eating
This Just Might Be the Plan for You
That’s an ambitious program I’ve just outlined: I am happy I don’t have to warn you that it’s going to be difficult. The truth is that as long as you are committed, it’s going to be surprisingly easy. And it’s going to literally change your life and your perception of yourself