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Daddy Style: “It’s So Easy” Weight Loss Solution
There’s a phrase that’s been getting under my skin lately and irritating me like an allergic rash that even an overdose of Benadryl won’t cure.
“It’s so much easier for guys to lose weight.”
So I understand that my indignation might very well bring the ire and consternation of many of the readers. I have heard all the arguments: “Guys have higher metabolisms”, “Women gain weight and tend to keep it because they carry babies”, “Women have hormones that are always out of whack” and then finish those phrases with the line, “It’s a proven fact!” The fact remains that these arguments have been driving me nuts for the last couple weeks in particular.
It seems, in that time, I have lost a few pounds – enough that it has shown up on my face and my frame. That, in turn, has led to compliments that I take very seriously and appreciate. This eventually leads to the inevitable “I hate you!” which is followed by “it’s so easy for guys to lose weight!”
Let me explain to you how ridiculous I think that statement is.
It implies that I just decided, two weeks ago, on a whim, with no need for willpower, forethought, planning, or work, that I wanted to lose weight and lost it. It’s been “no effort” whatsoever, right?!
Let me give you a few numbers.