Few Want to See You Succeed at Losing Weight
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Once you sign on the dotted line to become a member, gyms don’t actually want you to use your membership. They literally count on you not coming on a regular basis. If everyone who had a membership showed up to your local gym one day, they wouldn’t remotely have enough machines — or many happy customers.
This day is typically known as January first.
Restaurants aren’t in the business of keeping your bathroom scale at home going down. Restaurants and their owners know that you want cheap, delicious food in monster-sized portions. It’s the American way.
If they didn’t provide this to you, they know someone down the street will.
The billion dollar weight loss industry, ironically, doesn’t want you to lose weight either. A rare diamond in the rough might, but most of the businesses that make up the industry count on the yo-yo dieters every year to “bounce” from one weight loss fad and gimmick to the other. I’ll elaborate on this in an upcoming post.
And lastly, sadly, many of your friends and maybe even your spouse are against you losing weight and rocking the boat, so to speak. Deep down, nobody wants their world to change. If you and your friends are accustomed to going out for 5,000 calorie meals, hanging at the bar all night downing 1,000+ calories, or are just generally accustomed to having a lazy lifestyle together — they’ll be wary of your newly found habits and may not like who you have or will become.
Do you want to be successful at losing weight? Start looking out for yourself and do what you need to do. Support is great, but don’t count on it.