When the doctor says you need to lose weight the nurse gives you some sheets of paper. It may go on at length but it basically tells you eat good food with fewer calories, get plenty of sleep, get some exercise everyday and drink enough water.
If you go on one of those diets the stars talk about on the cover of chat magazines, you can boil the entire thing down to: get enough nutrition but fewer calories, sleep enough, drink enough and exercise enough. Oh, and pay the company a bunch of money.
Whenever you read about some region in the world someplace where everybody seems to be healthier than us… it’s those same four things again. Turns out, they eat good food, sleep enough, drink enough water and exercise regularly.
Hey. That’s all stuff my mom told me when I was a kid. The kind of thing your grandmother probably knew.
I’m betting that any program that works has the same ingredients. I’m betting that anytime you lost weight in a healthy way it was with the “Big Four”.
As a matter of fact, I think we can probably take any successful program and find these four basics there. Let me just take one at random and see if it fits.
I know, how about the First Lady’s new anti-obesity program for example. Let’s see how it compares.
Here is a description of the program from the First Lady’s web page:
“The Let’s Move campaign will combat the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that builds on effective strategies, and mobilizes public and private sector resources.”
Maybe that works just as good.