If it’s so easy, why don’t you just do it.
If what’s so easy? Diet and exercise, of course. Get into that exercise routine and you will lose weight. Add a diet to your exercise routine and you’re sure to lose weight.
So many women take these recommendations to heart and give them a try. Well, maybe multiple tries over multiple years. The statistics are 20% of people who lose weight actually keep their lost weight off. Eighty percent don’t.
Of course, you probably know that 67% of people in the U.S. are over a weight that is normal for their height, build, and age. And of this 67%, 33% are not only overweight, they are obese. The kicker is that on any given day about 45% of women in the U.S. are trying to lose weight. And one more statistic to drive the point home: 60% of American women are overweight or obese.
The way it’s made to sound—“go on a diet, exercise”— it should be easy-peasy. But what will get you to diet and exercise? What will get you to keep it up, keep dieting and exercising until you lose weight? This is no simple, just-go-ahead-and-do-it matter. The key is “getting yourself to do it,” getting yourself to diet and exercise. This, my dears, is a psychological matter. When the issues are psychological, you have to handle them psychologically, which normally ain’t easy. Right?