What’s a Pound Worth to You?

We’ve all heard someone say, “There’s no free lunch,” or “You get what you pay for.”

Have you really thought about what these phrases mean?

During the holidays it is easy to rationalize overeating and over-indulging our sweet tooth by claiming, “I’ll just work out longer at the gym,” or “I am going to start walking in the new year because I got this new fitness watch or mobile app, so I can eat what I want now and the weight will come off quickly.” Yes, we can make bad food choices but that “lunch” will not be free because it will cost in health effects. One day of bad choices for many of us, unfortunately, becomes days and weeks of bad choices. The result – 20, 30, 70+ pounds of extra fat that takes time and effort to eliminate. There are many published studies that describe the health effects of excess body fat. Just do a quick internet search and you will be overwhelmed and terrified at what may be going on in your own body! One website listed over 50 health problems associated with being overweight (helpguide.org/harvard/how-excess-weight-affects-your-health). And what about self-esteem and depression?

When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? Do you see a smile or a frown? Do you run from cameras or only do headshots in your “selfies”? Do you use shapewear to attempt to smooth and squeeze in your mid-section? Do you only wear long or ¾ length sleeves because you carry fat on your arms? Do you always seek out stretchy pants so that you don’t have to go up a few sizes? Have I described you in any way? If so, please know that I have been there, too!

Are you at the point in life where it seems the less you eat, the higher the scales go? Are the techniques that you previously used for weight loss no longer working? Does exercise no longer seem to burn fat for you? In fact, do you gain weight even with regular exercise? That is so frustrating, and I have experienced that in the past as well. You are not alone and this is not the end of the story.

There are many commercial weight loss programs in the marketplace. There are lots of weight loss plans available on the internet. These plans and programs can be effective for many people. So why would anyone pay to lose weight? Another phrase I have heard many times is “You get what you pay for.” This phrase applies to weight loss as well. If something is free, do we consider it valuable? Diet Center programs are not free, nor are they the least expensive of the commercial weight loss programs. Behind these programs are 45 years of research and success stories; Diet Center is not a fad that will disappear after a couple of years. Our methods work! We have clients that have successfully maintained their goal weight for many years. Do you know anyone that has reached their goal weight on other programs and maintained that weight over time? Do you know anyone that lost weight on other programs and gained it right back after the program was over?

I have asked you a lot of questions because I want you to think. If dieting on your own (or other methods) has not shown you results, we have answers, backed by 45 years of research, knowledge, and experience. If you are not happy and smiling when you look in the mirror because you are not at your goal weight, we have answers and programs that work. When you look in your closet and see only stretchy, baggy clothes, we are here to help you achieve your goal weight. Most important of all, we are here to help you become a healthier, happier you!


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