As a hypnotherapist I hear many excuses for people to ‘not lose weight’. One of them is the Fat but Fit fairy tale.
It goes like this:
“Why would I need to see a hypnotist? I can weigh as much as I want and it doesn’t matter, as long as I stay active, and exercise.”
This fallacy began a few years ago when researchers at Middle Tennessee State University in America conducted a meta study on weight and health. Basically a meta study is when you gather data from many other studies, you put it together, and re-analyse the results.
In this study they split people into three groups, normal weight, overweight, and obese. Then they spilt those groups into two sub-groups, fit and not fit. They were wanting to see if people died before they should.
They found that if you were overweight or obese, and not fit, you were twice as likely to die early, but if you were fat but fit, the odds of dying were no different than for people that were of normal weight.
Great, forget the diets. Don’t worry about sugar cravings. Eat as much fat as you want, just make sure you exercise.
There was a flaw in this conclusion. You see no-one considered age, and once the researchers crunched the numbers it showed that people in their twenties and thirties can get away with being overweight and even obese, but excess weight in the middle-aged and older people lead to diabetes, cardiac disease, hardening of the arteries, and an untimely death.
So if you think you can live the ‘fat but fit’ fairy-tail, think again. You may be able to get away with it while your young but this myth is well and truly ‘BUSTED’. So if you live on the Gold Coast, Brisbane or Tweed and have some kilo’s to donate, then book in to the “Inside Out Weight Loss Hypnosis’ Program today.