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Forgotten And “Taboo” Diet Facts

I firmly believe that if you know what you are doing you can eat pretty much whatever you want and still lose weight. Many people try and argue with me on this point, and I’ve never found a solid argument that can dispute the facts.

You can eat what you want and still lose weight. You just have to know a few things that most people don’t.

Here’s some proof.

An article published by MSNBC on August 12th 2005, entitled “Woman says ‘McDonald’s diet’ took off weight, Mother ate at restaurant chain for 90 days — and claims she lost 37 pounds” states that Merab Morgan a mother of two only ate at McDonald’s for 3 months and dropped 37 pounds in the process.

Link to original article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8916080/

And here’s a quote from an article published by the Associated Press on December 4th 2005 entitled “Professor Loses Weight With No-Diet Diet” tells the story of Steven Hawks, a health science professor at BYU, who eats sweets consistantly in his diet and he has been able to lose 50 pounds and keep it off for 5 years. Here’s a quote from the article:

“When Steven Hawks is tempted by ice cream bars, M&Ms and toffee-covered almonds at the grocery store, he doesn’t pass them by. He fills up his shopping cart. It’s the no-diet diet, an approach the Brigham Young University health science professor used to lose 50 pounds and to keep it off for more than five years.”

Here’s the original article: http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/Newszine/health_science/1.html

(Look how few people are in his lecture, it’s weird that people don’t want to pay attention to this stuff.)

And here’s a link to an NPR interview labeled “McDonald’s, Not Super Sized” where they talk to Chazz Weaver, who had spent a month eating nothing but McDonald’s fast-food, and still stayed healthy.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1917092

Here’s his picture on NPR’s site.

Bottom line is that I believe, actually I know; from personal experience and from other people’s stories like I’ve shown examples of on this post, that you can even eat “junk” food and still lose weight.

I’ll probably get a little “heat” for this post, which is a little weird, because I always thought eating what you want and still losing weight was a dieter’s dream. But it seems people are in denial over this simple fact that could make their lives easier and more fun.

You do need some knowledge to make this work for you, but once you “get it” then not much is off limits anymore. And you can start enjoying desert guilt free.

I’ll be posting more proof in terms of actual clinical studies for those of you who need studies to believe this is possible. Look out for this evidence probably on Thursday.

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I’d like to hear what you have to say about this.

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5 Responses to “Forgotten And “Taboo” Diet Facts”

  1. comment number 1 by: chuck

    It’s the belief. That’s the key.
    Here’s another good story. It’s all in your mind.
    http://magicofbelieving.com/2008/09/thinking-yourself-thin/

  2. comment number 2 by: Fit Bottomed Girl

    I fully believe that if you follow the 80-20 (eat healthy 80 percent of the time and 20 percent of the time eat whatever you really want), you’ll be healthy and drop weight. It’s not about perfection. It’s about consistently choosing the right foods MOST of the time. Not all of the time. Life without sweets or the occassional burger is for the birds. :)

  3. comment number 3 by: Sean

    Chuck,

    You are right, a lot of it is in your mind, you have to have belief that it will work before you even try, otherwise you wouldn’t try in the first place right?

    But on the other hand if you accidentally stumble into eating “junk” food and losing weight, you don’t need belief to see that working. But the fact that it is working would instill belief in the process.

    So it kind of goes around in circles.

    Great blog you have there too Chuck!

    Fit Bottomed Girl,

    I like your website too!

    And I 100% believe in having cheat days and meals. You really don’t need to be extremely strict with your diet unless you are going to compete in a fitness or bodybuilding competition.

    Actually, I think really strict diets often lead to break downs and eventually quitting the diet completely. (Does yo-yo dieting sound familiar?)

    Anyhow, thanks for the great comments.

    I thought I was going to get a lot more opposition on this post. It’s great to hear your opinions on this topic.

    -Sean

  4. comment number 4 by: Glowing Face Man

    I’m hardly an expert, in fact I’m utterly unqualified to talk about this, but your post agrees with my experiences too. That said, I’d still endorse a healthier diet for other reasons. The golden rule, in my totally unqualified opinion, is: “Love your body.”

  5. comment number 5 by: MizFit

    Im so with you.

    I eat EVERYTHING and EVERYTHING in moderation.

    so easy to type :) so hard, at times, to do.

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