Let’s face it, losing weight is tough journey and it took me over 15 years of my own failures to develop this program. In the later chapters of my book, I share many of my struggles and how I was able to overcome these obstacles. Just wanted to share a quick story from Chapter 17, "Change the Game". Luckily for me, my sense of humor also passed down to my daughter… :-)
In late February 2014, I launched my book with so much energy, enthusiasm and passion. I was confident in my program and my ability to transform a seriously broken weight loss industry. I was confident that I would quickly gain momentum and be recognized by a celebrity to help get the word out of a great weight loss program that is more focused on life than it is a diet. I have even sent books to Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah, Dr. Oz, Matt Lauer and our first lady Michelle Obama just to name a few.
I am not a doctor, nutritionist, or trainer. But I am a scientist with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and have 20 plus years of experience solving complex problems. If there is one thing I have learned from solving problems, you need to ensure you are asking the right questions. Otherwise you will end up going in circles and never solving the problem. The weight loss industry has failed to ask the right questions about obesity and obesity is spiraling out of control globally. We have a lot of great programs focused on nutrition and exercise but these programs don’t address the right questions to solve obesity.
I have called out in my book and in my website that the weight loss industry has failed. The food industry is also a natural target and sure we can say they are a huge part of the problem. But I want to be very clear in that I am not blaming the weight loss industry or food industry for obesity. In fact, since I am now part of the weight loss industry, I take personal accountability for also failing to reduce obesity (which is my ultimate goal). There are also a lot of great people in the weight loss industry that have big hearts and love to help people. The problem though is in our education.
Not just for your Theory of Relativity but also for your definition of insanity. Albert said it best, “Insanity, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. It took me over 15 years of failing at standard diets to truly appreciate this definition. I have tried numerous diets, the majority starting in January or a Monday later in the year after failing with my January attempt. In late 2012, I luckily found the answers to my diet failures and it started out with me removing all of my associations with diets.