Dear Jonny, Losing Weight?

8 Responses

  1. Allison says:

    Perfect advice, but I have a question. What’s the point in losing weight to impress a bunch of people you haven’t seen in a decade? I don’t think lower bodyfat levels are going to get a guy into some elite inner circle of the ten year class reunion. If you want to lose weight, do it for a good reason. Like keeping yourself from dying.

    • Jon says:

      The sort of person who makes it their goal to look great at a class reunion either A) Never got any attention in school, or B) Couldn’t (and still can’t) live without it. Either way, it’s not a healthy endeavor. Vanity kills.

  2. I completely agree with Allison. The biggest thing behind weight management is motivation. If you’re doing it for shallow reasons, you’ll get shallow results.

    • Jon says:

      You’re right. But rather unfortunately, Aus10, I think shallow reasons are precisely what get most people motivated. Very few individuals I encounter are motivated to lose weight for the purpose of improving their health; that nearly always comes secondary to the desire for cosmetic improvement. And while it’s nice to appear outwardly sharp, none of that really matters at the end of the day if things look like shit on the inside.

  3. Damien says:

    An overweight man in his late twenties that wants to go on a candy bar and tuna fish sandwich diet to lose weight for his ten year class reunion probably doesn’t go on many dates. Jon’s advice in on point, but this guy really just needs to get laid.

  4. Steven says:

    You get out of something what you put into it. So, if you want to lose weight the wrong way for all the wrong reasons, you’re going to wind up in a very dark, shitty place.

  5. Ray Bradshaw says:

    Since when does taking high doses of vitamin c enable a person to stay healthy and lose weight while living almost completely off candy?

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