Are you noticing there is a lot of fat people out there these days? I used to be one of them, it was awful!

Then I had one of those, “I ain’t gonna live this way any more days!” Do you know what I mean?

When I was on the way to the gym this morning I saw a middle age man jogging along. He looked so pitiful because he was at least 50 pounds overweight, sweating profusely and obviously hating ever step that he struggled to take. God bless the poor guy, I thought, at least he is trying.

In reality he is probably one of the folks who set a New Year’s resolution to lose some weight and get in shape. Sadly statistics show over 90% of the people that make those resolutions give up by the end of January. I can sure relate to that number because I was one of them for years. As result I looked in the mirror one day and saw a guy who looked like Elvis at his last concert. I was bloated and 80 pounds overweight. Most of it had creeped on little by little, year by year, for over 20 years.
That day I realized that I wasn’t “carrying it well anymore.” LOL

Update and good news, I did get the weight off, Yea! I got to my ideal weight and have kept it off for years, but only when I realized something very profound. My obesity was not because I was a glutton for food or because I just love to eat. I realized just using my will power to diet and exercise was not the long term answer to obesity, because I was always dieting and exercising to some degree and I could discipline myself to follow a program. Here is what I discovered; you can have the will power of a navy seal and if you don’t work on what is causing your emotional eating and emotional obesity at your very core you will always be fat. That is what I have fun teaching folks now.

So my challenge to you today is to think about what is causing us to be an obese nation with 65% of our population overweight, and not able to do the physical activities that they would like to do. And ask yourself and ponder on this question, is there a non-physical answer to the weight-loss epidemic? It is obvious the diets and gimmick products on the market are not working for us long term. Even the great products and programs only get temporary results. Get ready in my next blog post I am going to share what is working for me and my weight loss coaching clients and it may just surprise you!

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Be encouraged,

Dr. Benny


  1. It can be difficult to find practiced individuals on that matter, however you sound like you are aware of what you are writing about! Bless you

  2. this really answered my problem, thank you!

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