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Take Weight Loss Advice from a Slim Person

The Top 100 Weight Loss Tips drives on with this outing being article number 72 in the downwards counting series.

Here in this article, I'm going to be a little insensitive and say something that might upset some people, but hopefully not too many, by saying take weight loss advice from a slim person.

After common sense is common sense and the truth is the truth. I'm talking about taking into consideration where you're getting your advice about losing weight from.

Why Take Advice from a Slim Person?

Ok, the old saying goes that you should not trust a thin chef. Why? Because a thin chef obviously doesn't eat very much, which says a whole lot about his or her cooking!

Similarly, why would you take weight loss advice from an overweight person?

Ok, if that sounds harsh, my apologies to people who are overweight and trying to lose it, but come on! If you're overweight, how on earth can you be giving advice to people on how they should lose weight if you can't manage to do it yourself?

Voice of Reason

So this timely slimming tip comes from the voice of reason and common sense here. If your dietitian or nutritionist who is dishing out this or that fool proof diet plan and they are themselves overweight, you might want to look elsewhere for someone who at least looks like they are taking their own advice and staying slim!

Do as I say and not as I do? No thanks, I'd rather take my chances with someone who visibly does what they say and does what they do! You should talk to the people who are actually doing it, have done it and you can see they have obviously been successful.

Of course, you don't need to exactly mirror the regimen they follow themselves, but you can rest assured that at least you're being given help from a person who has really been there and done that. It instils much more confidence in seeing that it has been done by someone who obviously worked at it and can give you some great tips on how they did it without any of the bullshit.

There Are Exceptions to the Rule

While there are always exceptions to every rule and you can come across a very good, highly qualified and successful nutritionist or dietitian who appears overweight, chances are if they are not bothered to follow their own advice, how can they expect you to?

On the other hand, a thin nutritionist who can tell you how to shed weight, get a great figure and stay sexy forever like Suzanne Somers for instance, you know you are on to a winner. It's horses for courses when it comes to losing weight and you need a lot of confidence boosting and to see that something you are told to do has at least a chance of working for you.

...and in this case, eat the food prepared by thin chefs!

100 Weight Loss Tips number 71 follows in the next post!


Posted on Wed, 29 Jul 2009 in Top 100 Weight Loss Tips | 3 Comments

3 thoughts on "Take Weight Loss Advice from a Slim Person"

Steve says:

Ha yeah great post! I have to agree with you 100% there.

Hey who in their right mind would trust a fat dude to dish out slimming advice in any way shape or form? You'd have to be crazy to believe someone who is fat can show you how to be thin if they can't do it for themselves. Its like going to a bricklayer to have him build you a wooden house! Like, you just wouldn't do it! Go see a slim guy to get slim, or a fat chef to get fat!


Terry says:

That happens a lot. Overweight people quite often don't like to see anyone else lose weight when they believe they can't do it themselves.

One of the best ways to help people like that is to show them its possible by losing weight yourself. Then instead of them trying to control you into being like them, you turn the tables and prove to them that if you can do it, so can they!

boozie says:

I have a chubbier friend and she tells me not to eat many fruits and vegetables, but what i really need to be eating is whole grain bread, and that fruits and veggies wont help me much ; and finished off with "my nutritionist told me that"

meanwhile, i have a very fit friend who tells me that I should eat more fruits and vegetables than anything else because they are carbs as well, but when it comes to excersise the body burns the carbs first then the fat..

the more complex carbs your body has ( fruits and veggies) (seeing as they are easily digested) - The body burns them faster then turns to the fat when they are gone.. I felt that my fatter friend was trying to sabotage me, I mean I don't even like bread.. I don't recall a bread tree anywhere in the caveman days! LOL

When she saw me with my veggies she was like "oh look at you being healthy" - then she gave me that counterproductive advice.. meh whatever.