Dear Jonny, Losing Weight?
I’m trying to lose as much weight as possible before my 10 year high school reunion (It’s in 5 months). Thing is, I’m not really willing to give up my candy bars, which are sort of the culprit to begin with. But I figure I can pretty much live on 2 Milky Ways, a plain tuna sandwich and high doses of vitamin C for 5 months without doing any real harm, and still lose weight. Or am I wrong? What sort of shortcuts do you know of? What do you really think?
1) Yes, you’re wrong. 2) I know of no shortcuts for you. 3) I really think you’re being a very stupid, lazy asshole. 5 months of that “diet” is a remarkable assault on anyone’s body. I’m wagering that you already have blood sugar problems. If you’re in your late twenties now, expect to have full-blown diabetes by 35, and serious heart complications by 40. The fact that you didn’t mention your weight says a lot. And what about exercise? Start by walking on a treadmill at a steady clip for 45 minutes, three or four times per week. Consider undertaking a light strength training regimen, and if it’s in your budget, hire a certified personal trainer for some direction. Furthermore, throw away the fucking candy bars and investigate the Paleolithic diet; it’s good for healthy, long term weight loss. Still need sweets? Prepare some quinoa, an Incan warrior grain, according to label recommendations, then sweeten it with agave nectar and toss some cinnamon in there. It’s damn good, won’t screw up your blood sugar, and contains numerous nutrients and a great deal of protein. You don’t want to rely on multivitamins for nutrition. That said, there’s no reason why you can’t be looking good and feeling healthy at your TWENTY year class reunion. Just quit the stupid, lazy, asshole crap. Good luck.