I got tired of telling people who “wanted to lose weight” how I lost all my mine. I am done even sharing the fact I was once a 4XL-wearing, 400 pounds mass of blubbering humanity and I managed to lose almost half that excess because most people do not like the answer.
I usually gave them chapter and verse of all I did, the tricks I used and obviously warned them that it worked for me and they may need to adapt some stuff to their lifestyles. They listened attentively, but once they realized the work required discipline, you could hear and see their brains disconnecting and their minds switching to the Arby’s Half Pound Roast Beef Meal coupons they have in the glove compartment of their vehicles (Cheese not included).
Interestingly enough, there are a couple of friends who are actually doing dieting and progressing nicely: They are both shooters. Why? Not because of the guns but because they are already conditioned on following a discipline knowing that it works. Maybe it is a big jump from Cooper’s Four Rules to Counting Calories, but the principle stands: Discipline is key.
And it not only applies to losing weight but pretty much anything else in life you have to do to succeed. There are no magic Harry Potter waves of the wand to give you lasting success. There is only hard work performed with constant regularity.
That is all.