I'm actually kind of hesitant to post this here, because I hate it when people build up a blog with quality stuff and then start whoring it out by promoting their products. I guess this does promote my book, but I'm writing it because I feel great! Here's the story:
A while back I decided to go nuts and start eating super healthy. It really made a huge difference for me and I wanted to get into web marketing because friends were making money in it, so I wrote a book. I thought the book came out great. It was short, but had everything in it that I wanted, so I figured that people would appreciate that it's right to the point.
Months later, I make a little bit of money off it every month, but probably not enough that it's actually worth the hassle. I get a good amount of people gushing about how it's helped them, but I also get people returning it before trying it because it's short. This really pisses me off because it WOULD work if they would just do it, but people want weird complicated books to make excuses about how hard it is to lose weight. But still, I refuse to pad it with filler, because I want people who are serious about losing weight to be able to do it without being insulted by a padded book.
Anyway... today I got an e-mail that made me really happy. Check it out :
Hi Dana (that's my pen name),
I just want to send you this email and thank you for changing my life. I don't know how I got to your website, but I am so glad that I did. Since starting your lifestyle change(I dont say the word diet anymore), I have lost 15 lbs in about 3.5 weeks. I also feel so amazing and happy. My skin is clearer, my hair looks amazing, and I get compliments every single day.
For all the people out looking at this website and thinking that it can't really be true, it most certainly is. I am tried everything in order to lose weight...pills, low fat diets, high fat diets and they all left me wanting more and craving foods. This is the best purchase of my life and educates anybody on how your body handles food.
Dana, thank you for making this as simple as possible, showing ways to incorporate heathly eating into our busy lives,and giving every single person a chance at being beautiful inside and out.
I don't make much money, but when I get e-mails like that it makes it totally worth it. Also today I saw my friend Jessica. She's an actress who caught a big break early, but was having trouble getting work recently. I gave her a copy of my book and now she looks great and just landed a national commercial. Obviously I can't claim all the credit or anything, but I'm glad to have contributed to her success in whatever way I did. Go Jess!
Glad you're enjoying it, Saxony. Yeah, the Skinny Snob is my book. You can get it at The Skinny Snob
Yeah, you heard it here first. And only here. I'm done with raw food.
Why, you might ask? The whole reason I was even eating raw in the first place was because it helped with polyphasic sleep. I'm not doing that anymore, so I have to really evaluate the benefits of it. I feel great, but I also felt great when I was eating along the lines of my skinny snob diet. When I was doing that and working out people constantly were telling me that I look better than ever. Now they just cower in fear and throw garbage at me. More to the point - if I have any goal as far as health goes, it's to bulk up a bit (15-20 pounds of lean mass). Eating raw is definitely not helping that. I also want to live forever, but my old diet is very much in line with that as well. So, it's back to regular food for me.
The other benefit is that it's a lot easier to accomodate my diet anywhere I go. Because of raw food I had to stop going to most restaurants that I enjoy, other than my weekly cheat meal. I think I'm doing away with that as well.
Note: Despite all of the resources on scale weight, the "whoosh effect," bloat, and whatnot, I've yet to find a comprehensive guide that addresses the finer parts of fat loss interpretation for both the trainee and the coach. This is my attempt at such.
There are few morning things that have the power to absolutely dictate my mood for the day. A loss in my fantasy league, for example, will pretty much ensure that I'm scowling even on the nicest of days.
More relevant thing to you, my dear reader, is the number that I see when I step on the scale while I'm on a fat loss diet.
Fortunately the scale reading is only a number. Like all pieces of data, this number may or may not be an accurate reflection of whether or not you are losing fat.
Let's look at problems with over relying on your scale weight and how we can better interpret said weight.