I ask myself that question at least once a week. Lately I’ve begun to realize that it is about as pointless as asking “Why are you still old?” Although I have a good diet I still consume too many calories vs. how many I burn. My physical limitations make it impossible for me to move at a speed that burns extra calories. I’m no longer flexible enough for yoga. I think I could manage water therapy if I could find a class, but then I have the issue of scheduling. Most of those “old lady” classes are for retired women.
Okay…If I’m so smart and I understand why I’m fat, why don’t I just quit eating so much? Why indeed? Time to seriously work on portion control: I’m going to start writing down what I eat, determine how many calories I consume, and set a reduction goal. I figure if I even subtract 200 calories a day that will be a good start! Wish me luck! (I find public announcements motivating and binding.)
BTW- To all of my friends and family who are selling some form of liquid “plastic food” I am very particular about what I eat: mostly vegetarian, some fish, no extra salt or sugar (don’t buy salt at all; sugar for Gary), few additives, no chips, no fast food, no soda, no meat, and certainly nothing with a million ingredients and no understanding of how they work together or what they might do to my mind or body. What most people do not understand is that most of the liquid diet formulas are NOT researched as combined, but as INDIVIDUAL ingredients. Look at their nutrition statements and many will tell you what each ingredient does but NOT what the combination of ten of them might do. Just my personal phobia.