Thursday, June 5, 2014

No Thanks, I Already Have A Bikini Body

Why you should NOT read Women's Health magazine: because they throw rubbish like this at you.

Why are they implying that I don't already have a bikini body?  Do they honestly think that a body can be significantly reshaped in 21 days?  Given the high end of possible healthy fat loss, i.e. 2 pounds a week, that's a weight loss of 6 pounds.  However, if you're eating at a calorie deficit, your body isn't going to be inclined to put on muscle--even if Women's Health advocated heavy weight lifting, which they don't.  The concept just makes me so upset, I'm losing the capacity for rational typing.  I'm nearly frothing at the mouth.  (Which reminds me, I could use another latte...)

This!  This is the problem with the weight loss industry.  Encouraging us to believe that there's automatically something wrong with our bodies so that we'll give them money.  Encouraging us to believe that massive changes can happen--should happen--in just a few short weeks.  Then, when the impossible doesn't happen, we're left blaming ourselves instead of the system.

Do you want my 1 day bikini body plan?  Obtain bikini.  Put on body.  Go to the beach and get down with your bad self.

On the other hand, I do tend to like reading Men's Fitness magazine, because it has interesting weight lifting routines.  And shows men lifting more than an 8 pound pink dumbbell.

1 comment:

  1. Ugh. Agreed. Women's Health is garbage. I received a free subscription last year - read the first one, and every subsequent issue has gone straight in the trash can.