No quick fix in bat­tle to healthy life

The Queensland Times - - YOUR SAY - AN­DREW KORNER an­

IF YOU had a dol­lar for ev­ery fad diet or ex­er­cise plan do­ing the rounds you would cer­tainly be a rich man or woman.

In these col­umns I have pre­vi­ously ar­gued that the is­sue of weight loss has been clouded by those pur­port­ing to have a se­cret fix for it; an eas­ier way out that some­how doesn’t in­volve getting off your back­side and ex­er­cis­ing.

What I like most about to­day’s story fea­tur­ing truck driver Reuben White (see page 4) is that there is no se­cret for­mula offered for los­ing 40kg.

Reuben sim­ply reached a point where he de­cided he didn’t want to keep liv­ing the way he was liv­ing, so he changed it.

He went to the gym twice a day and he started eat­ing dif­fer­ent food.

I sup­pose it sounds easy on the face of it, but for those of us that have been in that sit­u­a­tion, we know it isn’t.

Swap­ping to a health­ier lifestyle and getting into the habit of reg­u­lar ex­er­cise takes ded­i­ca­tion that too many of us let fall by the way­side.

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