Friday, July 30, 2010

The good and bad of Drew Carey's 80lb weight loss

I always enjoyed the Drew Carey Show. I thought he and that tall skinny guy, Ryan Stiles were hilarious.

Drew took over Bob Barker's place as host of the famed Price Is Right. Earlier this year he decided to lose the weight he's carried for so long. To date he has lost 80 pounds!

You can read the full article on his weight loss here.

I'm going to breakdown the good parts of his program and then reveal his fatal flaw.

Let's start with the GOOD.

"I was sick of being fat on the camera."
Believe it or not, this is good. If your current situation is not making you sick, then you're likely OK with it. Just because someone may need to lose weight or improve their fitness doesn't mean they want to. A lot of times a heart attack, starting medication, or just a trip to the doctor can spur taking action. For Drew it was sick of being fat on camera.

"I'm not diabetic anymore. No medication needed."
Obviously good. Type II diabetes is growing more and more and it's controllable with diet and exercise. Drew has conquered this one.

"I don't drink anything but water."
Although not totally necessary, it's a good step. Alcohol, soda, energy drinks loaded with sugar will all slow down weight loss results.

"Lots of least 45 minutes of cardio."
The third leg of the 3 Legged Stool of Body Transformation. He doesn't mention anything about strength training, but I would guess he is doing some. But cardio is just as important. And he's certainly doing it.

"(Losing weight) was easy because once you see the results, then you don't wanna stop."
There is no greater force than your own momentum. Once you get the ball rolling it picks up speed and gets faster and faster and faster. Soon you don't want to stop. And losing weight becomes a heckuva lot easier!

He wants to lose weight so he can "be looking that great at 86" like his predecessor Bob Barker. "I'd love to be able to play with him (his stepson) without getting tired, enjoy my life and watch him grow."
As I told a group of Enterprise employees I spoke to yesterday, you must start with goals, motivation, and commitment. Drew clearly has his 'reason why' down. He wants to see his stepson grow up, and live a healthy, enjoyable life. Retiring with health problems is no way to grow old.

There's no denying Drew is doing very well with his weight loss. But as I mentioned, there is a FATAL FLAW. Did you find it?

"No carbs...not even a cracker. No bread at all. No pizza, nothing. No corn, no beans, no starches of any kind." If you guessed this was his fatal flaw, you guessed right. Whether he's doing Atkins, South Beach, or some new and cool Hollywood diet we don't even know about, he will soon fail. You can't expect to stay on a diet by eliminating one of the macro-nutirents(carbs, protein, and fat). They are ALL essential. It's not about eliminating them but balancing and controlling them to support you and your exercise program.

Mark my words, he will gain his weight back. I won't say how much or how long, but he will gain it back. That's my prediction.

I imagine he goes to some good restaurants and dinner parties. And sooner or later his craving for a donut or carbohydrate treat will cause him to crack. And that will be the start of a slippery slope. It's just a matter of time.

That doesn't discredit his hard work. I just hate to see people work so hard and invest so much with the wrong solution. I hope you're not making the same fatal mistake.

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Have a great weekend!

To your health,

Tim Chudy

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Weight loss pills... Does this one work?

What would you say if I promised you easy, no
effort weight loss? Just take this pill, and POOF!
you drop the pounds.

Sounds great, right?!

But what if I followed that promise with a range
of possible side effects including memory
lapses, suicidal thoughts, and heart palpitations?

"Hold it Tim! That doesn't sound so great."

The pharmaceutical industry continues to search,
(yet it will never find) for an answer to weight
loss in a tiny little pill. Their latest effort is called Qnexa.

I could save them millions of R&D dollars if they would just ask me whether these weight loss pills will work or not.:-)

But they won't. Because there is BIG business in
weight loss pills. Wall Street analysts say any drug with modest results could become a blockbuster. So I assure you pharma execs will stop at nothing to develop 'that' drug. Even if it has side effects such as sucidal tendencies.

The FDA panel's chair, Kennth Burman said this
about Qnexa, "Some of these side effects are
serious and could be life-threatening and must be
weighed against a relatively modest weight loss."

If you stop and think about that, we've taken
weight loss to a whole other level. We've gone
from side effects like gas, bloody stools, and
cramps (remember Wow! Chips with Olestra) to
sucidal thoughts. It's madness! People will soon
be deciding whether to risk life-threatening side
effects in order to lose some weight.

Don't fall victim to the weight loss pills... to the diets... to the HYPE! Be a smart consumer. Anyone that needs to lose 20 pounds knows they didn't gain it overnight. And you certainly won't lose it overnight. At least not safely and permanently.

Go with what's been tried and true. Exercise and
nutrition. Sure, it won't happen in a week or two.
But the time and effort you put in will help you
discover a body and a person you haven't seen in
awhile. Take the first step and start today.

I would love to help you. You're welcome to request a free session by clicking here. I'll show you what a program would look like for you and help you start losing weight and getting in shape the right way. Oh... and I promise the only side effects will be looks from the opposite sex and questions on what your 'secret' is!:-)

I hope to see you soon!

Tim Chudy

P.S. Whatever you do to lose weight, please do it safely. If you're unsure seek out a professional. Call your doc or a fitness trainer. Trust them. Not the big weight loss companies.

P.P.S. I don't expect you to trust me right away. I believe trust has to be earned. You can see what our clients say about us and then request your fre.e sessions here.