Today I want to talk about Charlie Brown. This might sound strange, but I promise there is a point.
You probably know the Charlie Brown football gag, but just in case here is a quick summary because we can learn a couple of lessons from Charlie Brown’s experience:
Lucy tells Charlie Brown that she will hold a football so he can kick it. Charlie Brown refuses because he doesn’t trust her. Lucy persuades Charlie Brown to trust her, but as he runs up to kick the ball, she takes it away at the very last second and he flies up in the air.
We are all guilty of being THAT Charlie Brown…falling for that thing that seems too good to be true only to be fooled and disappointed in the end. And perhaps we are even more like Charlie Brown than we’d like to admit because despite being fooled repeatedly, we often find ourselves expecting the result to be different the next time.
The nutrition and fitness industry places that metaphorical football in front of us, the consumer, all the time. They dangle their products, a magic pill, a miracle shake, or their version of a healthy food and promise that it will help us lose weight, reach our goals, get that perfect body without doing anything other than taking their pill or eating their food. And because we think they have our best interests at heart, we fall for it.
We fall for it because we are frustrated that we aren’t reaching our goals on our own.
We fall for it because we are tired of trying to figure out what to do and not getting the results we want.
Don’t be THAT Charlie Brown. Don't get swept away by empty promises! If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
We need good nutrition DAILY.
Be the Charlie Brown that is persistent, but instead of chasing after things that are too good to be true,
persist in having good nutrition every day.
Persist in creating habits that are real and healthy:
eat whole foods
eat enough food
eat the right foods
If you don’t know what those things are, be the persistent Charlie Brown...persist in finding out.
Programs, like FASTer Way to Fat Loss, that focus on whole food nutrition and science backed strategies like intermittent fasting and carb cycling can help you implement these habits if you can’t do it on your own.
I understand not being able to do it on your own. I was feeling frustrated and defeated because I thought I was doing everything right. FASTer Way to Fat Loss taught me how to eat and exercise to make my body happy and get results.
I hope you have learned a thing or two from Charlie Brown today! Don’t be fooled by empty promises and don’t give up on yourself!
You can learn more about my next round of FASTer Way to Fat Loss here.