Stop Trying to Lose Weight (Even if You're Overweight)


If you’re overweight, you’re not alone. More than two thirds of the U.S. is right there with you.

Want out of that not-so-exclusive club?

Trying to lose weight might not be the best approach.

Before You Think I’m Being All Sentimental

This is not an article about being content with who you are and accepting that you’re overweight. It’s not popular to say, but I think that’s a dangerous mindset.

If you’re overweight, you should NOT be ashamed of yourself, or embarrassed by your body. And if anyone bullies you, let me know and I’ll hire a guy who has a way of making people “disappear.” (How much does David Copperfield cost?)

Still, being overweight is unhealthy. Just like smoking.

Being obese is considered a chronic disease. Just like cancer.

So no, if you’ve made the decision to lose weight, I’m not telling you to accept your current weight and be happy. I want you to be happy. I want you to be happy and healthy for many years to come.

What I’m telling you is to change your focus.