This isn’t exactly something I lose sleep over, but I can’t help thinking about it from time to time.
What is it, you ask?
Well, weight loss is a billion-dollar industry. You have Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, L.A. Weight Loss … and probably dozens more. In the fitness arena, there’s Curves, Bally’s, 24-Hour Fitness, Crunch, Anytime Fitness and countless other gyms.
Don’t forget the thousands of books and magazines dedicates to helping us be our best — read fit, healthy and happy — selves.
So how many of these programs, gyms and magazines set us up to fail. After all, if everyone followed their advice and lost the weight and got fit, there’d be no reason for us to keep going back to them, would there?
Maybe that’s why they continue to tout a low-fat, high-carb eating plan that just isn’t sustainable for many of us. The weight-loss giants want us to keep failing so they can stay in business.
OK, probably not. It’s more likely they all have the best of intentions and truly believe in what they sell.
But the idea is intriguing, you have to admit.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who wonders about this.