I received this comment today on my post Dieting Made me Fat – How’d I get Skinny? and thought it warranted a response.
Ummm, yeah…those are good suggestions and I’m glad it worked for you. But what about those of us who’ve already been doing exactly that for years, without losing weight? I ate 1200-1500 calories – on a low-fat, high-protein, veggie & whole grain diet – for several years, and worked out at the gym 1-2 hours/day 4-6 days/week (running 20-25+ miles/week for a while). I lost a few pounds initially, then maintained.
All I’m trying to say is that it’s not as easy as you make it out to be. Some people (~2-5% of dieters) can lose weight and keep it off – great, I’m happy for them. But please don’t claim that anyone can because you did. That’s just not true, and there’s ample evidence – scientific as well as anecdotal – showing this.
Ummmm, yeah, easy. EASY?? I never said it was easy. I was simple sharing MY observations and advice from MY experience. If it were so easy for me I wouldn’t have to blog, look for inspiration daily, keep food journals, etc.
To quote my own post…
I didn’t say it would be easy, did I?
I understand your frustration and I wish I could help you. Just so you know, this blog is the expression of my thoughts and inspiration for those who need a push to change there diet as I did. I didn’t do those things and I was fat because of it. I’m sorry you are having a hard time. But please don’t claim anyone can’t do it just because you can’t. That’s just not true either, there is ample evidence – scientific as well as my own experience – that it is.
Oh! and why are these type of comments always Anonymous?!?