It seems as though all the pundits, gurus, and enthusiasts alike strongly insist that in order lose weight, get lean, and get healthy and fit, we must adopt a whole new “health and fitness lifestyle.”
But there are actually some major problems with that:
- The underhanded implication is that this new “health and fitness lifestyle” must displace your lifestyle.
- Most people don’t want to completely overhaul their entire lifestyle in order to get healthy and fit. Or they simply can’t.
- The *actual* amount of effort that it takes to lose fat and get fit is, in all honestly, nowhere near the amount of effort that an entire new lifestyle would seemingly imply.
If something takes a lot of time and effort but doesn’t produce results, people are much less likely to do it. Basic common sense.
…yet this is exactly the bizarre norm that the so called “health and fitness lifestyle” has become:
- We’re utterly inundated with health information overload, and left totally confused about what’s actually important.
- We’re resigned to indiscriminately trying endless health fads, which never seem to actually work.
- We vigorously spin our wheels with a lot of effort, seemingly dedicating our lives to “the lifestyle,” yet don’t actually get any results to show for it.
Why are so many people not motivated enough to get healthy and fit? It’s a central and purportedly esoteric question in the mainstream health and fitness discussion. But, there are two simple and pertinent “motivational” truths:
- If something is simpler, easier, and less time intensive, anyone is more likely to actually do it.
- Even if you could do extra, unnecessary work… why on earth would you want to?
Considering that, why not reject the onerous Health and Fitness Lifestyle™ and embrace efficiency as a contrary? Instead of dedicating every facet of your life to health and fitness, learn how to spend as absolutely little time and effort as possible on achieving – and maintaining – health and fitness:
- Beat information overload and learn what’s actually effective enough to be worth worrying about.
- Learn how to make doing that actually fit with your lifestyle, so that you actually get results.
- Stop worrying about anything else, stop wasting time and energy, and get the hell on with your day.
StraightforwardFatLoss.com is an (anti) health and fitness blog with the purpose of showing people how to do exactly that. And indeed, by applying this maxim of efficiency to my own life, I, the author of this site, was able to achieve – and now maintain* – this:
…without losing my mind.
I also want to insist: I am not particularly remarkable. I’ve just figured out, after a lot of trial and error, how to stop wasting time and make all this health and fitness stuff as simple and easy as possible.
I created this site to fully expound my system and philosophy and help others do the same. I also discuss a variety of different topics that relate to making health and fitness efficient, practical, and sustainable.
To get started, consider checking out the straightforward FAQ – there you’ll get succint straight-dope answers to common health and fitness questions.