Susan Powter is back with her finest work yet! The Politics of Stupid is a revolutionary weight-loss program that shows people how they can reclaim their bodies and their brains. From food manufacturers to huge government lobbies to the fitness and diet industries, Powter illuminates why obesity is epidemic, and why millions of people are suffering the unnecessary consequences of being overfat and unfit. Inside this book you will learn:
Who is the most powerful consumer in America's $276 billion food industry.
Susan Powter's Lifestyle X-change program -- a revolutionary, interactive Web-supported program that tells the simple truth about weight loss and is refreshingly Susan Powter.
How to motivate yourself to perform thirty minutes of regular cardio and strength training six days a week and achieve maximum results!
With outrageous, uproarious humor that is Susan's trademark style, The Politics of Stupid is ultimately Susan's real-life, commonsense approach to weight loss. Readers will find she is "Stopping the Insanity" better than ever!
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May 05, 2008
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Excerpt from The Politics of Stupid by Susan Powter
Losing weight is easy. You've lost weight over and over again. At least one of those diets worked for a couple of days/weeks at most, and...
You've lost weight...and gained it all back (and then some). According to the diet industry's own statistics, 98 percent of everybody who goes on a diet fails. Not good odds; not a table you would sit at in Vegas. Imagine a 98 percent chance that you are not going to win...would you throw your money down on that table? No, it wouldn't happen in Vegas, but it does happen with your body and your brain. The diet industry is a billion-dollar-a-year industry. Someone's buying what they are selling. Millions of people buying/believing that there is some system, formula, combination of foods, blood type, secret something that you still haven't found. But there isn't.
There isn't a diet on the planet Earth that works. I said it years ago -- not one. If there were there wouldn't be a fat person on the planet. I would have found it, you would have found it, a whole lot of women (the primary victims of the diet industry) would have found it. Nobody would be fat if there were a diet that worked because we would all simply do what works and get on with it. The industry's own stats make the insanity of dieting very clear: 98 percent of everyone who goes on a diet (that would be all diets) fail.
But millions do. A billion dollars a year's worth of dieting. One of the truly insane insanities I was talking about when I said "Stop the Insanity" is dieting. Diet-ing to lose weight is actually the very definition of the word insanity. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. A billion-dollar-a-year industry says that a whole lot of people are (continually) dieting -- that is to say, treating the symptoms and never solving the problems of overfat and unfit. Not a good way to do anything if solution is what you want. And if it's weight you want/need to lose, you can. Lose it and never find it again. Otherwise known as lose it forever, a permanent solution to overfat and unfit...there is such a thing and it's not achieved by dieting, ob-viously.
It's more than possible to solve the problems of overfat and unfit. It's common bloody sense. And solving the problems of overfat and unfit is also one of the most politically radical things any human body can do. "The most revolutionary thing anybody can do is internal wellness," by Susan Powter.
I say it because:
A. It's true.
B. I did it.
I lost over 133 pounds and I have never found it again. I look better and feel better at fifty than I did at twenty. It's true. Life isn't going anywhere (until it does) and waking up every day with a foundation of wellness to live from/in/with makes all the difference in everything. Life is easier when you're not schlepping around a ton of fat, when you have an ounce of energy to do the million things you do every day. I'm still doing it all...every woman I know is doing it all. What, has your life slowed down? Do you have the luxury of time? Three kids and a life later? Are you kidding? Life goes on, and when...
the back goes out, and it does...
the dental work needs doing, and it just did...surgery, thank you!
the broken bones of the past (and there are a few) ache on a cold, rainy day, and they do...
...it's crap loads easier being lean, strong, healthy, and a size two...argue with that. You can't. Nobody would. I've asked the question thousands and thousands of times (every seminar for how many years?). "If you could just wrinkle your nose...(a la Bewitched) and be lean, strong, healthy, and well, would you do so, or would you say "no, thank you." No need, I love the -- -- -- (fill in the blank) pounds overweight I'm living with, I'd like to keep it." I've never gotten a "No, thank you,