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The middle of the road is a lonely place and dangerous too

Friday, November 09, 2012

This is absolutely not political, but with a hard fought election just 3 days behind us, I’m struck by the similarities between our weight loss journey and our political landscape.

I don’t have to describe the political situation. We’ve just endured enough of that to understand what I mean.

As for a parallel in weight loss:
Take this pill, no that other one and all will be fine
Buy this gadget and you’ll look great
Sprinkle this on your food. No other effort needed at all
You need lots of cardio. No, you need lots of strength training
Go low fat!
Go low carb!
Weigh yourself often. No, that’s bad!
Eat high carb and lose weight (Dr Oz, just a few days ago)
Promises, promises, promises!

Here I am in the middle of the road trying to walk that line painted down the center. Calories in/calories out - moderation in all things, balancing my nutrients and a reasonable amount/variety of exercise. Occasionally I wonder about those on either side going in opposite directions. I hope they successfully get to their destination too. It may depend on their vehicle (body) type.

Now why is it dangerous to be in the middle of the road?
Sometimes you get run over by both sides.
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