Fitness Gimmicks

Fitness gimmicks seem to be everywhere. Everyone wants a quick fix, and an easy way out.

Ironicly, the other day I was working out and happened to be doing abs when this commercial comes on-  Tummy Tuck Belt.   You just put on this cream, wear the belt for like 10 minutes and while you read or relax, and your belly is  slimming down?!?!?! WTF.  I am amazed! This is what their web site says:

  • No added exercise or diet needed
  • Simply follow the 10 Minute Tummy Tuck Method
  • Gradually melts away belly fat, even without significant weight loss

OMG and who is buying this crap?  REALLY?

This isn’t the only B.S weight loss / workout crap I have seen.  I cannot believe how much there is, and people are actually buying it!

Let me break this to you:  There is no such thing as easy weight loss.  IF (and it’s a big “IF”) you do happen to loose weight by any of these rediculous methods, you WILL gain it back.

Part of the magic in loosing weight the hard way is your learned lessons, your earned your weight loss, you and you alone have made yourself and your body better!


You can not live off a liquid diet, or eat cabbage forever, or go carb-less for the rest of your life.  There is no such thing as wearing a belt and cream and getting a six pack, or holding a little bar in your hand and getting awesome arms.   And while I am not here to judge those who have had gastric bypasses or lap-bands, even them, unless learning how and why they got to where they got will gain the weight back.  If it were easy, there would be no obese or overweight people.  Nothing in life worth having is ever achieved without effort.  Is marriage easy?  Is raising kids easy?  Is work easy?  I can go on but I think you get the point.  It’s not easy but it is worth it!

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