As if suffering an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence wasn’t bad enough, many plaintiffs also find themselves gaining weight due to restrictions on their activities, depression, or both. Statistically, two thirds of the U.S. population is already overweight, so the odds are good that most of them were already struggling with this issue prior to their accidents.
Unfortunately, we receive little to no education about nutrition or exercise growing up, so we feel powerless to deal with the problem. Combine this with conflicting information from various diet programs and books, along with ridiculous claims from manufacturers of exercise equipment and weight loss supplements, and it’s no wonder that most people have no clue as to how to lose weight and keep it off. While the subject of weight loss is “off topic” for this website, as it really can’t be classified as legal information, it is keeping with the spirit of trying to help my readers, and it is of particular interest to me personally (for good reason).
I Used to Be Fat
Yes, I’ll admit it. I used to be fat. I was a fat kid growing up. I lost a lot weight towards the end of high school, then regained some during college, lost it again, then started gaining again during law school and thereafter, until by March of 2008, I weighed over 220 pounds (and it was not muscle). I had no excuses. I wasn’t disabled. I didn’t have a medical condition. I just ate poorly and never exercised.
Finally fed up (see what I did there?) with being fat and out of shape, I turned to the internet for help and I got extremely lucky. I stumbled across the e-book Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle after reading some glowing reviews and I bought it. The book is huge (over 300 pages), but none of it is filler. What surprised me the most about it was that it primarily focused on nutrition (you’d think from the muscle men on the cover that it was more about weight lifting, but it’s really not). I learned more about what to eat (and how much of it) from this book than I had learned in my entire life.
To this day I haven’t read a more simple but comprehensive explanation of how the amount of calories and proportion of proteins, fats and carbs you eat affects your weight. The best thing about the book is that it allows you to be flexible. You eat normal grocery store food (not pre-packaged meals or shakes), and you don’t stop eating fats or carbs (it turns out that you actually need them). The book teaches you how to make better food choices, how to read food labels, and how to calculate the right amount of food you should eat to lose weight.
I Lost 70 Pounds In 9 Months and Kept It Off
Using this book, I lost 70 pounds in 9 months (which I’ve kept off to this day, 4 years later as of this writing). While the book advocates exercise in addition to eating healthy, I lost the first 40 pounds before I even started exercising. Just following the book’s nutritional information can yield powerful results (of course, it’s even more effective if you exercise as well). This is the main reason that I suggest buying this book to anyone who may have restrictions preventing certain types of exercise, such as someone who’s suffered an injury. You can tailor the plan to your activity level.
The reason I find this program to be successful in keeping the weight off is because it’s not one of those temporary fad diets that you can only tolerate for a short period of time. You make your own menu using the nutritional guidance in the book, so you can find a wide variety of foods you like. Therefore, you’ll never get sick of it. I’m not going to lie and say you can eat whatever you want — some foods are just plain awful from a nutritional standpoint. I will say that this is a nutritional plan that anyone can live with and be happy, because of its flexibility.
A Warning About the Burn the Fat Website
For anyone who takes my advice and heads over to the Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle website, prepare for way too much sales copy, too many testimonials and just too many shiny objects. I’m saying it would be kind to call the website busy. Just skip to the bottom and buy the basic Burn the Fat system. There’s no need for the “deluxe edition” or any other bells and whistles the author may try to sell you along with the book. The standard Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle e-book alone has all the information you need.
Why Should You Believe Me?
I’m hoping that, through my legal information articles and my answers to your questions in the comments section, I’ve earned a certain amount of your trust as someone who shoots straight. I would not throw away that goodwill promoting this book if I hadn’t bought it, read it, applied it and benefited from it myself. If you’ve struggled with your weight, either due to injury from an accident, or, like me, through general unhealthy living, following the Burn the Fat program will work for you — yes, women, too. You don’t have to have an iron will to follow this program. I didn’t when I started it. It will take effort and some sacrifice, but the payoff is more than worth it.