If it’s too good to be true… it usually is

 

Apart from my second book being free on

Amazon today (I did say I’d remind you) and

you can get it HERE

 

I also have a Facebook page that you can find

HERE

 

Ok, back to normal business!

 

A headline caught my eye at the weekend, a

girl called Scarlett (from the TV) was caught

cheating her fans by claiming her exercise

video was the cause of her weight loss

 

(she dropped from a size 18 to an 8)

 

When in fact she had been living on 700

calories a day and exercising intensely for

six hours a day

 

The story reminded me of Belle Gibson, a

wellness coach in Australia who lied about

having brain cancer and that she cured it

with her healthy lifestyle outlined in her

books, products and website

 

Why?

 

At first with both stories I felt sorry for each

woman, there is so much pressure in this

industry to look good so you can ‘sell’ to

other women

 

and what might have started as a small white

lie, turned into a very public outing of being

a liar and a cheat

 

However, when I read both stories, they had

actually set out to deceive people, right from

the beginning, it was planned and that changes

everything!

 

They aren’t the only two, there are so many

more celebrities that have claimed their DVD,

book or diet resulted in their weight loss, when

it was starving, too much exercise and pills

that did it

 

and then they put the weight back on…

 

This is why you should always be wary of claims

of any kind of weight loss in any period of time

 

Everyone is different, some lose weight easily

and others take a lot longer, it depends on how

much you have to lose and it depends on what

exactly you are eating and doing for exercise

 

It’s not a one size fits all

 

We all want that magic pill that we take before

bed, looking like someone who ate all the pies,

to wake up in the morning resembling a twig

 

but it doesn’t exist

 

I’m not saying it has to be hard work either,

making a few changes to your lifestyle, getting

into a routine and having the mindset that

you need to take care of your body forever is a

good place to start

 

Choose something that you enjoy too, because

your body lives as long as you do

 

and stay clear of unrealistic claims, I’ve never

given you any claims, I’ve never said lose x in

x weeks

 

It can happen but it might not and it’s always

good to have low expectations and blast them

out the park

 

Carolyne

 

p.s. last reminder that you can get my second

book (reviews on the 1st are good so far), go to

georgiemirren.com


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