I know, I know. Cracked.com, the humour site that borders on offensive and funny, how can they possibly have a good article discussing weight and how it’s impossible to lose large amounts of weight long-term? I don’t know but they do. And it’s really worth a read. However, the link contains screen shots of misleading weight loss ads, discussion of weight, body fat, calories, and related topics, so I caution readers about that.
So the guy or girl you see in the “Before” and “After” photos in weight loss commercials, who completely changed body type with diet and exercise? You know, like Jared from Subway, who lost 230 pounds? Either they’re about to be fat again in a couple of years, or they’re a medical freak occurrence, like the sick guy who was told he had six months to live but miraculously survives 20 years. That guy exists, we all know famous examples. But it’s a rare, freak situation, living in defiance of all of the physical processes at work.
It’s a little funny and a little sad when Cracked gets something like this right and is more sensitive and sensible than mainstream sources.
With that in mind, go check out “Fat Is Officially Incurable (According to Science)”
Here’s the non-hyperlinked version: http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/fat-officially-incurable-according-to-science/