Being lean and being rich have a few things in common.
Firstly, both will bring you jealousy and haters.
Secondly, you’ll be able to afford things that other people just can’t.
If body fat is debt, then being lean is like being debt free – which in and of itself is a whole type of wealth – No debt is a pretty cool freedom.
Basically when you are lean you can afford to indulge on occasion. You have ‘the room’. (You know your lean friend who eats whatever she wants? It’s because she’s lean). However, when you are overweight and you indulge, you are simply adding to the mounting debt…or in this case the mounting fat.
To put it another way, when you are lean, gaining 2 or 3 pounds isn’t a big deal…you know it’s there and you know you can get rid of it.. When you are overweight ANOTHER 2 or 3 pounds is just ANOTHER 10,000 Calories worth of defecit you have to create..and that’s no kind of fun.
(Granted if you keep adding 2 0r 3 pounds you’ll eventually become overweight again – the point is that it is easier to manage this weight gain when you are lean)
So here’s the reason behind this rather odd blog post – We all know that to buy the toys we dream of owning we need to be wealthy, and to be wealthy we have to get out of debt. Well, it’s the same for eating.
If you want to be able to eat your favorite foods and even overeat on occasion without worrying about it, you need to get lean first.
So put the effort in, try Eat Stop Eat, lose the weight, then relax a little and monitor what you eat. I know it’s hard work, but once you are lean (and you learn how to stay lean) the little mess ups that happen in life (weddings, birthday parties etc) are a lot easier to fix when you are fat free 😉