When someone says they want to lose weight what they’re really saying is that they want to change the look and shape of their body.
Weight loss itself isn’t much of a goal without a specific look that you think it’s going to produce.
In reality everyone that wants to lose weight is really after a specific look.
This simple thought experiment will prove my point.
Imagine an alternate world where weight didn’t add up to size…
In this world imagine someone who is 100lbs overweight, pretty big gut, big butt and big legs, flabby arms and just big all over.
Now imagine they lost 100lbs but their body stayed the same size but simply weighed less. In this imaginary world somehow dieting made you lighter without making you smaller. So your body could weigh 100lbs less but stay the same shape and size?
In this world do you think anyone would be concerned with weight loss? Ever? Not likely.
What they would really want is a way to change the size and shape of their body.
This thought experiment is to show you that ‘weight loss’ isn’t the goal, but rather changing the shape and size of the body is.
It just so happens that in the real world weight and size and shape are all connected, and we all have a specific weight range where we will look our best.