Counting Calories Works Regardless of Age or Sex
This was posted on my Facebook page five days ago:
“There were many times I said, “He’s a young guy, his metabolism is different than mine….etc etc” …. Since the end of May I put my head down, walked the walk, counted the calories and this 56 year old woman is now drinking the koolaid. Calories in- Calories out. THANKS!!!!”
Here’s part of an e-mail sent a week ago from Brent:
“I’d like to start this email/question by saying I’m a big fan (Ok, slightly smaller fan than I was originally). Following your lead, I’ve been counting calories since Jan. 23, 2012 (using livestrong.com‘s myplate app) and have gone from 305 lbs to 260 lbs, dropping my body fat from 31% to 20.4%.”
I’m tall (6′ 5″) and played college football (but never learned to stop eating like a lineman). This is the lightest I’ve weighed since I was 15 years old, and my first foray below 300 lbs since I was in college (I’m 32 now)…”
Karen (30+) after having a baby:
“Counting calories and exercise is where it’s at. In 5 months I was able to lose the 50+ lbs I gained from my baby and can wear my old clothes again.
Thanks for the inspiration!”
The beauty about all of these weight loss success stories and testimonials for counting calories is that they’re not selling anything. There’s no cost of entry or barrier to overcome. You can lose weight by counting calories regardless of age, sex, education, or budget. You just have to decide you want to do it and do it.
I could copy and paste encouraging success stories all day long, but that’ll be it for the day — plus one more. It’s a long one though, but worth the read:
I just wanted to drop you a brief note of thanks.
At this time last year I was going to a medical weight clinic having test for a planed bariatric bypass surgery. During that time I saw you being interviewed on, I believe CNN. Talk about divine intervention!
I went to your blog and the next day called the clinic and told them that I wanted forget the surgery and go on a new type of diet called “eat less – move more”. They told me that I only had a 5% chance of losing any significant weight. That would probably have been true if I had only done what their dietitian told me to do. Not that her advice was all bad but man does not live on grilled chicken, green beans and broccoli alone. Since this time last year I have lost almost 90 pounds thru just diet and exercise. To keep this short I’ve followed close to your plan and it worked…
Last year at this time I couldn’t walk two miles without having to sit down and rest several times and then I would come home and lay down for about an hour. Today I can walk 13 miles with no trouble other than being a bit tired.
I could go on and on about my diet and exercise but it would only be a rehash of what’s already on your blog. Once again, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all that you are doing.
62 years old.
PS – Your choice of music is crap. “Just kidding”
I was happy for Mike until I read his Post Script.