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It's All About Fat
These first four chapters will enable you to understand the physical transformation you will be experiencing. These chapters provide a detailed explanation of how to make it possible for your body to burn the fat off, and you will learn to keep it off. This book is a state-of-the-art roadmap to losing fat, weight, and inches. When YOU are on this path, you will definitely lose unwanted body-fat. You will not experience parts of the day when your energy crashes. Your health, especially your immune system, will be working at its fullest capacity, and you will feel better than you've ever felt. Within these pages you will finally discover how to train your metabolism to work at its fullest possible capacity, and you will teach your metabolism to work at this optimal level forever.
I will give you the exact same information that I gave to Demi Moore, to transform her body for Striptease and GI Jane. You will discover how Paula Abdul attained the beautiful physique she has today. You will learn how Angela Bassett and Vincent Spano look and feel their best, how Robin Williams was able to shed inches from his waistline, and how Bruce Willis and Denzel Washington maintain their athletic appearance. Because you will find the program that is perfect for your unique metabolism, you will get the results you desire. You will train your metabolism towork like it's on fire. You will be energized from the moment you wake up until bedtime. You will be more capable of handling stress. You will not get sick as often. You will think more clearly. You'll find these nutritional programs to work better than liposuction, reducing your body-fat in a dramatic and lasting fashion.
When people come to my clinic to see me, they have many of the same thoughts you had when you bought this book. They come in saying, "I want to lose weight." Weight is not the issue. Your weight on the scale has nothing--absolutely nothing--to do with the problem.
"O.K., I'm too fat and I want to lose weight." This is an oxymoron. Is it weight you want to lose or is it fat you want to lose? Do you want to lose muscle that burns calories making the metabolism work more efficiently, powering the immune system, preventing osteoporosis? Is it water weight that you want to lose? (Water that will return as soon as you eat normally again.) Is it much needed bone tissue that should be wasted away? The answer is a resounding no. The issue is not weight. The issue is body-fat.
The simple truth is that you are too fat. It took me a long time to say this to my patients, I would try to pad or sweeten the way I said it, but after some time, I found that my clients actually appreciated me saying it. More often than not, my clients say, "That makes so much sense. Why hasn't anyone ever said that to me before?"
You wake up. Within thirty minutes you are on the scale weighing yourself. It is the same routine for many millions of Americans. People are weighing themselves because of a misconception that weight indicates fatness. Anyone who is dieting in an effort to lose "weight" is actually interested in the reduction of body-fat. It is the fat that makes us too large. It is the fat that makes us too heavy.
Americans have been "watching their weight" for many years. In fact, many millions have watched it go down and back up many times. We have grown to view the scale as the barometer of our appearance. In reality, the scale has nothing to do with the way we look. The only reason we use the scale is that it is the only way that we have been able to check our progress in the "war on weight."
Last year Americans spent more than $9 billion on weight loss. This is more than the gross national product of over 50% of the countries in the world. This staggering figure does not include apparel, all the gym memberships, and the array of products attached to the fitness industry. We are talking about money that was paid to somebody or some place or for special foods to lose "weight," for nutritional supplements, diet drugs, special gadgets, etc. This year there are more people on diets than ever before. This year there are more people gaining weight than at any other time in history. In this country there are more people paying attention to fat grams, and partaking in fat-free diets than anywhere else in the world, and at the same time we have more fat people per capita than any other country. We have more fat people this year than last year, which was more than the year before that. Clearly the issue isn't weight loss. If it were, everyone would be skinny.
I urge you to go to your local diet outlet, stand outside like a researcher, and simply ask the people coming in if they have been on that diet system in the past. Then ask them how many times. The fact is that all these diet franchises share one business trait:
It isn't the person returning for the umpteenth time to lose weight who is at fault. It is the manner in which they lost. . .