While I appreciate the article and do believe that many people make excuses about why they have weight, I have to share that because of that sort of advice, my thyroid issue went undiagnosed for years. And guess what happened when my thyroid was regulated? I dropped 26 pounds! I didn’t change a thing in terms of calories or exercise. I did the same thing with a regulated thyroid gland. Oh, and that is NOT a rare thing. It is extremely common. I’m an advocate now for having women get their thyroid tested and not from a doctor who only looks at TSH (it’s not enough–symptoms must be treated!) I’d say half of them also mentioned having low thyroid symptoms or mentioned they are receiving thyroid hormone replacement. Also, other hormones must be in balance for weight to be regulated. To the author: Please be careful with your casual, non-medical advice. That sort of advice cost me years of feeling sick and being obese!
There are many reasons why you might want to lose weight. If you have been significantly overweight or obese for a long time, then you might have concerns about what the extra weight could be doing to your health. Obesity increases your risk of many health problems, including diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, gallbladder disease, and some types of cancer.  If you have recently gained a bit of weight, then you might just want to lose some weight to fit back into your old jeans. Whatever your reason for wanting to lose weight, there are some important strategies that you should know about.
Last week was my first time trying it, and this much I can tell you: it wasn’t hard at all, and in fact, I felt lighter and more energetic on the “fast” days. But, really, eating 500 calories (either all at once, or scattered throughout the day, your call) isn’t tortuous. And, as often happens, I found myself completely back on track with my regular eating and fitness program, which includes running, push-ups, the Plank, and other strength training exercises, because …what’s the point of starving yourself for two days a week only to eat junk (and too much of it) on the other days? That wouldn’t make sense to me, and for sure, that’s what Dr. Mosley and other scientists who are referenced in the book, discovered. One healthy dot connects to another and before you know it, you’re eating better and less, and moving your body more.