Cautiously, I stepped on the scale the other day – a little over 30 days since I read and adopted some of the principles in Jonathan Bailor’s book The Smarter Science of Slim. To my utter delight, I was down 22lbs! To say I was amazed is an understatement. It’s not only the scale that was giving me good news, it was the mirror as well – my shirts were looser and my paints less tight. I’ll be damned, but Jonathan Bailor had it right!
Back in the fall of 2011 Jonathan had contacted me to write a review of his book. He had found me over on Amazon and saw that I had written about other health and exercise related books so reached out to see if I would be interested in reading a pre-release copy of his. I did so, and wrote a review, and that was that. I agreed with everything in the book and thought it made some very solid points about weight loss and the obesity problem that is rampant nowadays. However, I just never found the time to put into practice what I read – the holidays came, then the winter months. Before I knew it I had packed on close to 35lbs out of nowhere.
So in late February of 2012 I pulled the book back off the shelf, re-read it, and decided it was worth a shot. I’d been a big guy all my life (though pretty healthy). I was fairly active but it seemed that no matter what I did – whenever I managed to take the weight off, it would come right back. It was like I was fighting a teeter-totter.
I hate diets – hate them with a passion. I believe firmly the moment you deny yourself anything, no matter how small, you are setting yourself up for failure. So it was great that in Mr. Bailor’s book he said that you shouldn’t deny yourself carbohydrates – just don’t make them the main part of your meal. Fill yourself up with lean proteins, non-starchy vegetables, nuts, dairy, etc – and minimize (but don’t 100% eliminate) the carbs and sweets. It’s not so much a diet but rather it’s the way we should be eating period!
The proof is in the results – I’m 22lbs lighter, dropped a waist size and am feeling great. I still would like to get rid of about 50 more pounds and drop another size in the waist to be “satisfied” with my body. I think it’s not only achievable – I know it is!
Thanks Jonathan for the excellent book – next time I’ll make sure I apply what I read instead of just merely reading it and nodding my head!