At the end of my Hard Bodies class today, we started talking about some of the things we've done in the past to lose weight. (The conversation started with somebody mentioning they ordered something called the Brazilian Butt Lift. That sounds like something involving shady plastic surgery, but to each his/her own!) We talked about we easily fall for promises of the newest miracle. The trainer who was leading the class (who admitted to falling victim to gimmick-laden promises herself) said "How about just getting your lazy ass to the gym and quit shoveling shit in your mouth?" I immediately decided this should be the title of the next new trendy diet book.
Except that nobody would buy it. Sadly, the concept has no gimmick, no false promises of big payoffs following little effort. It's too honest.
Oh, I also suggested a chapter called "Quit whining and take responsibility for yourself." Yeah....that's a bomb, too.
Who wants to shell out good money on a health and fitness program based on good, old common sense?