It Works! (no, IT doesn’t.)

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I was at lunch today and overheard two girls talking. One was trying to sell the other on becoming a consultant for her wrap company. I have no idea what it’s really called…but you’ve seen the tagline – It works! (maybe that’s the actual name?) Anyway, the seller was telling the potential seller about how much weight she had lost, how much better her clothes fit, and most importantly, how much money she was making.

I so badly wanted to jump into their booth and tell the poor girl that no, it doesn’t work, and no, you will not become a millionaire from selling seran wrap for bellies.

Now, in defense of the wrap seller, I have never tried the wraps, nor have I done a ton of research. But along with the wraps, I also know that people are buying every tea, drink, powder, waist trainer, pill, sandwich, etc. that claims “GET SKINNY FAST!” While these solutions may work temporarily, they won’t give you the long-term results you want.

You know how I know none of these work? Because I know there is only one thing that does work to lose weight and get healthy–

A healthy diet and exercise. 

That, my friends, works.

Nothing worth working for comes easy and it’s the same for a healthy body. Sorry to bring the bad news today. Please, I’m begging you, stop pouring your money into “quick” fixes that don’t work, and start investing in your health. Buy more vegetables. Buy a gym membership. Buy a class pass. Go on a walk. Go on a run. Hike up a mountain. Start somewhere.

Just move your body and eat real food.

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” – Michael Pollan

 

And while you’re at it–Register for Sweat Local Columbus, a 5k and expo on July 30!

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